Agent Name

Molybdenum sesquioxide

CAS Number

1313-29-7

Formula

Mo2-O3

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Molybdenum oxide (Mo2O3); [ChemIDplus] Dimolybdenum trioxide; Molybdenum (III) oxide; [Hawley]

Category

Metals, Inorganic Compounds

Description

Grayish-black solid; [Merck Index] Insoluble in water; [Hawley]

Sources/Uses

Used in combination with ferrous sulfate as hematinic for treatment of anemia; [Merck Index] Used as a catalyst, metal coating, and feed additive; [Hawley]

Comments

See "Molybdenum."

Exposure Assessment
TLV (ACGIH)

10 mg/m3, as Mo, inhal. fraction, 3 mg/m3, as Mo, respir. fraction (metal and insol. compds)

PEL (OSHA)

15 mg/m3, as Mo, total dust (metal and insol. compds.)

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