Lead vanadate

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Vanadinite (lead vanadate)


A yellow powder that occurs naturally in the mineral vanadinite. Vanadinite is found in the southwestern United States, Mexico, and Spain. Lead vanadate is used as a pigment in industrial paints.

Synonyms and Related Terms

lead metavanadate; vanadinite; vanadato de plomo (Esp.); vanadate de plomb (Fr.); vanadato de chumbo (Port.)

Other Properties

Decomposes in nitric acid. Insoluble in water

Composition Pb(VO3)2
CAS 10099-79-3
Molecular Weight mol. wt. = 405.11

Hazards and Safety

Toxic by inhalation or ingestion. Skin contact may cause irritation or ulcers. Carcinogen, teratogen, suspected mutagen.

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • G.S.Brady, Materials Handbook, McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, 1971 Comment: p. 444
  • Richard S. Lewis, Hawley's Condensed Chemical Dictionary, Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, 10th ed., 1993
  • The Merck Index, Martha Windholz (ed.), Merck Research Labs, Rahway NJ, 10th edition, 1983 Comment: entry 5451