Agent Name

Vanadium trioxide

CAS Number

1314-34-7

Formula

O3-V2

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Divanadium trioxide; Vanadic oxide; Vanadium oxide; Vanadium oxide (V2O3); Vanadium oxide, sesqui; Vanadium sesquioxide; Vanadium(3+) oxide; [ChemIDplus] UN3285

Category

Metals, Inorganic Compounds

Description

Black solid; Insoluble in water; [Merck Index] Black or dark blue odorless powder; Slightly soluble in water; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used as a catalyst and to produce vanadium alloys with iron and aluminum; [HSDB] Used as an alternative to V2O5 in the production of FeV; [Ullmann]

Comments

A skin, eye, and respiratory tract irritant; Chronic dust exposure may cause bronchitis; [ICSC] An irritant; [MSDSonline] See "Vanadium pentoxide."

Exposure Assessment
Explanatory Notes

The Guide in the Emergency Response Guidebook is for "Vanadium compound, n.o.s."

Adverse Effects
Chronic Bronchitis

Yes

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