Vanadium (Metal) Powder MSDS
Section 1: Chemical Product and Company Identification
Product Name: Vanadium (Metal) Powder
Catalog Codes: SLV1306
TSCA: TSCA 8(b) inventory: Vanadium (Metal) Powder
CI#: Not applicable.
Chemical Name: Vanadium
Chemical Formula: V
Section 2: Composition and Information on Ingredients
Name CAS # % by Weight
Vanadium (Metal) Powder 7440-62-2 100
Toxicological Data on Ingredients: Not applicable.
Section 3: Hazards Identification
Potential Acute Health Effects: Slightly hazardous in case of skin contact (irritant), of eye contact (irritant), of ingestion, of
Potential Chronic Health Effects:
CARCINOGENIC EFFECTS: Not available.
MUTAGENIC EFFECTS: Not available.
TERATOGENIC EFFECTS: Not available.
DEVELOPMENTAL TOXICITY: Not available.
Repeated or prolonged exposure is not known to aggravate medical condition.
Section 4: First Aid Measures
Check for and remove any contact lenses. In case of contact, immediately flush eyes with plenty of water for at
least 15 minutes. Get medical attention if irritation occurs.
Skin Contact: Wash with soap and water. Cover the irritated skin with an emollient. Get medical attention if irritation develops.
Serious Skin Contact: Not available.
If inhaled, remove to fresh air. If not breathing, give artificial respiration. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen. Get
Serious Inhalation: Not available.
Do NOT induce vomiting unless directed to do so by medical personnel. Never give anything by mouth to an
unconscious person. If large quantities of this material are swallowed, call a physician immediately. Loosen tight
clothing such as a collar, tie, belt or waistband.
Serious Ingestion: Not available.
Section 5: Fire and Explosion Data
Flammability of the Product: May be combustible at high temperature.
Auto-Ignition Temperature: Not available.
Flash Points: Not available.
Flammable Limits: Not available.
Products of Combustion: Some metallic oxides.
Fire Hazards in Presence of Various Substances: Non-flammable in presence of open flames and sparks, of shocks, of
Explosion Hazards in Presence of Various Substances:
Risks of explosion of the product in presence of mechanical impact: Not available.
Risks of explosion of the product in presence of static discharge: Not available.
Fire Fighting Media and Instructions:
SMALL FIRE: Use DRY chemical powder.
LARGE FIRE: Use water spray, fog or foam. Do not use water jet.
Special Remarks on Fire Hazards: Not available.
Special Remarks on Explosion Hazards: Powdered Vanadium explodes with chlorine, even at 0 deg. C.
Section 6: Accidental Release Measures
Use appropriate tools to put the spilled solid in a convenient waste disposal container. Finish cleaning by
spreading water on the contaminated surface and dispose of according to local and regional authority
Use a shovel to put the material into a convenient waste disposal container. Finish cleaning by spreading water
on the contaminated surface and allow to evacuate through the sanitary system.
Section 7: Handling and Storage
Keep away from heat. Keep away from sources of ignition. Ground all equipment containing material. Do not
breathe dust. Keep away from incompatibles such as oxidizing agents.
Storage: Keep container tightly closed. Keep container in a cool, well-ventilated area.
Section 8: Exposure Controls/Personal Protection
Use process enclosures, local exhaust ventilation, or other engineering controls to keep airborne levels below
recommended exposure limits. If user operations generate dust, fume or mist, use ventilation to keep exposure to
airborne contaminants below the exposure limit.
Personal Protection: Safety glasses. Lab coat. Dust respirator. Be sure to use an approved/certified respirator or equivalent.
Personal Protection in Case of a Large Spill:
Splash goggles. Full suit. Dust respirator. Boots. Gloves. A self contained breathing apparatus should be used
to avoid inhalation of the product. Suggested protective clothing might not be sufficient; consult a specialist
BEFORE handling this product.
Exposure Limits: TWA: 1 STEL: 3 (mg/m3) from NIOSH [United States] Inhalation (Fume or Dust)Consult local authorities for
acceptable exposure limits.
Section 9: Physical and Chemical Properties
Physical state and appearance: Solid.
Odor: Not available.
Taste: Not available.
Molecular Weight: 50.94 g/mole
Color: Grey. Grayish white. (Light.)
pH (1% soln/water): Not applicable.
Boiling Point: 3380°C (6116°F)
Melting Point: 1917°C (3482.6°F)
Critical Temperature: Not available.
Specific Gravity: 6.11 (Water = 1)
Vapor Pressure: Not applicable.
Vapor Density: Not available.
Volatility: Not available.
Odor Threshold: Not available.
Water/Oil Dist. Coeff.: Not available.
Ionicity (in Water): Not available.
Dispersion Properties: Not available.
Solubility: Insoluble in cold water.
Section 10: Stability and Reactivity Data
Stability: The product is stable.
Instability Temperature: Not available.
Conditions of Instability: Not available.
Incompatibility with various substances: Reactive with oxidizing agents.
Corrosivity: Non-corrosive in presence of glass.
Special Remarks on Reactivity: Violent reaction with bromine trifluoride, chlorine, lithium, oxidants
Special Remarks on Corrosivity: Not available.
Polymerization: Will not occur.
Section 11: Toxicological Information
Routes of Entry: Not available.
Toxicity to Animals:
LD50: Not available.
LC50: Not available.
Chronic Effects on Humans: Not available.
Other Toxic Effects on Humans: Slightly hazardous in case of skin contact (irritant), of ingestion, of inhalation.
Special Remarks on Toxicity to Animals: Not available.
Special Remarks on Chronic Effects on Humans: May cause cancer based on animal test data
Special Remarks on other Toxic Effects on Humans:
Acute Potential Health Effects:
Skin: It can cause skin irritation.
Eyes: Dust can cause eye irritation.
Inhalation: It can irritate the nose, throat, and lungs causing coughing, wheezing and/or shortness of breath.
Ingestion: Low hazard. Low toxicity. It may nausea, vomiting abdominal pain, and greenish discoloration of the
tongue. It may also affect behavior/central nervous system and cause headache, dizziness, tremors.
Chronic Potential health Effects:
Ingestion: Prolonged or repeated ingestion may cause weight loss, and may cause kidney damage. It may also
affect the blood and cause anemia.
Inhalation: Prolonged or repeated inhalation may irritate the lungs. It may also cause bronchitis to develop with
cough, phlegm, and/or shortness of breath. It may also cause an asthma-like allergy. Future exposure may
cause asthma attacks with shortness of breath, wheezing, cough, and/or chest tightness.
Section 12: Ecological Information
Ecotoxicity: Not available.
BOD5 and COD: Not available.
Products of Biodegradation:
Possibly hazardous short term degradation products are not likely. However, long term degradation products may
Toxicity of the Products of Biodegradation: The product itself and its products of degradation are not toxic.
Special Remarks on the Products of Biodegradation: Not available.
Section 13: Disposal Considerations
Waste must be disposed of in accordance with federal, state and local environmental
Section 14: Transport Information
DOT Classification: Not a DOT controlled material (United States).
Identification: Not applicable.
Special Provisions for Transport: Not applicable.
Section 15: Other Regulatory Information
Federal and State Regulations:
Pennsylvania RTK: Vanadium
Massachusetts RTK: Vanadium
New Jersey: Vanadium
New Jersey spill list: Vanadium
California Director's List of Hazardous Materials: Vanadium
TSCA 8(b) inventory: Vanadium
SARA 313 toxic chemical notification and release reporting: Vanadium
Other Regulations: EINECS: This product is on the European Inventory of Existing Commercial Chemical Substances.
The classification of this product has not been validated yet by the Service du repertoire
This product is not classified according
to the EU regulations.
Health Hazard: 1
Fire Hazard: 0
Personal Protection: E
National Fire Protection Association (U.S.A.):
Dust respirator. Be sure to use an
approved/certified respirator or
Section 16: Other Information
References: Not available.
Other Special Considerations: Not available.
Created: 10/10/2005 12:14 AM
Last Updated: 11/06/2008 12:00 PM