Agent Name

Vanadium(III) chloride

Alternative Name

Vanadium trichloride

CAS Number

7718-98-1

Formula

Cl3-V

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Vanadium chloride; Vanadium trichloride; [ChemIDplus] UN2475

Category

Metals, Inorganic Compounds

Description

Pink deliquescent solid; Decomposes in water; [Hawley] Violet crystalline solid; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used in the preparation of vanadium dichloride and organovanadium compounds; [Hawley] Used as a catalyst in the production of EPDM rubber and polyethylene; [Ullmann]

Comments

Reacts with water liberating acidic gases and heat; [CAMEO] A skin and eye irritant; [eChemPortal: ERMA] A corrosive substance that can cause injury to the skin, eyes, and respiratory tract; Inhalation may cause edema and chemical pneumonitis; Effects in high-dose animal studies include fatty liver degeneration; [MSDSonline] See "Vanadium pentoxide."

Adverse Effects
Toxic Pneumonitis

Yes

Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

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