Vanadyl Trichloride
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Title: Vanadyl Trichloride
CAS Registry Number: 7727-18-6
CAS Name: (T-4)-Trichlorooxovanadium
Additional Names: vanadium(V) trichloride oxide; vanadium oxytrichloride
Molecular Formula: Cl3OV
Molecular Weight: 173.30
Percent Composition: Cl 61.37%, O 9.23%, V 29.39%
Line Formula: VOCl3
Literature References: Prepn by the action of dry Cl2 on V2O3 or V2O5: Brown, Griffitts, Inorg. Synth. 1, 106 (1939); 4, 80 (1953); Oppermann, Z. Anorg. Allg. Chem. 351, 113 (1967). Toxicity data: Smyth et al., Am. Ind. Hyg. Assoc. J. 30, 470 (1969).
Properties: Yellow liquid, emitting red fumes on exposure to moist air. d 1.84. bp 126-127°. mp -77°. Dec in presence of moisture into vanadic acid and HCl. When a small quantity of water is added, it becomes thick and almost blood-red because of formation of vanadic acid. Keep tightly closed. LD50 orally in rats: 0.14 g/kg (Smyth).
Melting point: mp -77°
Boiling point: bp 126-127°
Density: d 1.84
Toxicity data: LD50 orally in rats: 0.14 g/kg (Smyth)

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