Vanadium Nitride

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MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET

 

 

I.  PRODUCT IDENTIFICATION

Manufacturer/Supplier:

ESPI Metals

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Product Name:     Vanadium Nitride

Formula:              VN

CAS Number:       24646-85-3

 

 

II.  HAZARDOUS INGREDIENTS

Hazardous Component:   Vanadium Nitride 

Percent (%):                    0-100 

OSHA/PEL:                        0.05 mg(V2O5)/m3 

ACGIH/TLV:                      0.05 mg(V2O5)/m3 

HMIS Rating:

Health:                              2

Flammability:                   0

Reactivity:                        0

 

 

III.  PHYSICAL DATA

Boiling Point:                 N/E

Melting Point:                2320 oC

Specific Gravity:           6.13 g/cc

Solubility in H2O:           Insoluble

Appearance and Odor:  Black powder, no odor.

 

 

IV.  FIRE AND EXPLOSION HAZARDS DATA

Flash Point:  N/A

Autoignition Temperature:  N/A

Flammable LimitsLower:  N/A   Upper:  N/A

Extinguishing Media:  Use suitable extinguishing media for surrounding material and type of fire.

Special Firefighting Procedures:  Wear a self-contained breathing apparatus and full protective clothing to prevent contact with skin and eyes.

Unusual Fire and Explosion Hazards:  May emit toxic fumes of vanadium oxides and NH3.

 

 

V.  HEALTH HAZARD INFORMATION

Effects of Exposure:

To the best of our knowledge the chemical, physical and toxicological properties of vanadium nitride have not been thoroughly investigated and recorded.

Vanadium compounds are considered to have variable toxicity.  Vanadium compounds act chiefly as an irritant to the conjunctivae and respiratory tract.  Acute and chronic exposure can give rise to conjunctivitis, rhinitis, reversible irritation of the respiratory tract, and to bronchitis, bronchospasms, and asthma-like diseases in more severe cases.  Industrial exposure are mostly acute, seldom chronic.  Human vanadium poisoning symptoms are for the most part restricted to the conjunctivae and respiratory system, no evidence being found of disturbances of the gastrointestinal tract, kidneys, blood or central nervous system.  Acute poisoning in animals by ingestion of vanadium compounds causes nervous disturbances, paralysis of legs, respiratory failure, convulsions, bloody diarrhea and death.  Poisoning by inhalation causes bleeding of the nose and acute bronchitis.  (Sax, Dangerous Properties of Industrial Materials.)

Acute Effects:

Inhalation:  May cause irritation of the respiratory tract.  Vanadium compounds may cause nasal bleeding and acute bronchitis.  May cause vanadium toxicity.

Ingestion:  May cause gastrointestinal disturbances. 

Skin:  May cause irritation.

Eye: May cause irritation.

Chronic Effects:

Inhalation:  Vanadium compounds may cause pneumonia and chronic vanadium toxicity.

Ingestion:  No chronic health effects recorded.

Skin:  May cause dermatitis.

Eye:  May cause conjunctivitis.

Target Organs:  May affect the kidneys, respiratory system, skin and eyes.

Medical Conditions Generally Aggravated by Exposure:  Pre-existing respiratory disorders.

CarcinogenicityNTP:  No           IARC:  No             OSHA:  No

 

EMERGENCY AND FIRST AID PROCEDURES:

INHALATION:  Remove to fresh air, keep warm and quiet, give oxygen if breathing is difficult.  Seek medical attention.

INGESTION:  Give 1-2 glasses of milk or water and induce vomiting, seek medical attention if symptoms persist.  Never induce vomiting or give anything by mouth to an unconscious person.

SKIN:  Remove contaminated clothing, brush material off skin, wash affected area with soap and water.  Seek medical attention if symptoms persist.

EYES:  Flush eyes with lukewarm water, lifting upper and lower eyelids, for at least 15 minutes.  Seek medical attention if symptoms persist.

 

 

VI.  REACTIVITY DATA

Stability:  Stable

Conditions to Avoid:  None

Incompatibility (Material to Avoid):  None recorded

Hazardous Decomposition Products:  Oxides of vanadium and NH3.

Hazardous Polymerization:  Will not occur

 

 

VII.  SPILL OR LEAK PROCEDURES

Steps to Be Taken in Case Material Is Released or Spilled:  Wear appropriate respiratory and protective equipment specified in section VIII.  Isolate the area where the spill occurred and insure that proper ventilation is available.  Vacuum up spill using a high efficiency particulate absolute (HEPA) filter and place in a container for proper disposal.  Take care not to raise dust.

Waste Disposal Method:  Dispose of in accordance with applicable Federal, State and Local regulations.

 

 

VIII.  SPECIAL PROTECTION INFORMATION

Respiratory Protection:  NIOSH approved respirator.

Ventilation:  Use local exhaust to maintain exposure below TLV for V2O5.  General exhaust is recommended.

Protective Gloves:  Rubber gloves

Eye Protection:  Safety glasses

Other Protective Clothing or Equipment:  Wear protective clothing to prevent contamination of skin and clothes

 

 

IX.  SPECIAL PRECAUTIONS

Precautions to Be Taken in Handling and Storage:  Store in tightly closed containers in a cool, dry place.  Wash hands and face thoroughly after handling and before eating.

Work Practices:  Implement engineering and work practice controls to reduce and maintain concentration of exposure at low levels.  Use good housekeeping and sanitation practices.  Do not use tobacco or food in work area.  Wash thoroughly before eating and smoking.  Do not blow dust off clothing or skin with compressed air.  Maintain eyewash capable of sustained flushing, safety drench shower and facilities for washing.

TSCA Listed:       Yes 

DOT Regulations:

Hazard Class:    None

 

 

The above information is believed to be correct, but does not purport to be all inclusive and shall be used only as a guide.  ESPI shall not be held liable for any damage resulting from handling or from contact with the above product.

 

Issued by:             S. Dierks

Date:                    October 2007