( fine powder )
A Vanadium Pentoxide is a rare
chemical used in a variety of industrial processes as a powerful catalyst
to speed up or complete chemical reactions. Its most important use is in
the manufacture of Sulfuric Acid. Acting as a catalyst in the process, it
is highly effective in converting Sulfur Dioxide into Sulfur Trioxide.
Unlike most metal oxides, Vanadium Pentoxide is slightly soluble in water.
Vanadium Pentoxide is toxic and should be treated as a poison. Use
appropriate safety equipment to avoid ingestion or inhalation of this
Vanadium Pentoxide is
toxic. Use normal safety precautions (wear a filter mask/respirator and
gloves) when working with Vanadium Pentoxide.
( Material Safety Data Sheet )