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.)
Decomposes in nitric acid. Insoluble in water
|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