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It is used as a selective oxidation catalyst, and as a molybdenum oxidase enzyme. It is a source of molybdenum compounds and molybdenum metal which serves as an additive to steel and corrosion-resistant alloys. It is used for lubricants and lubricant additives. It has applications in process regulators, pigments, corrosion inhibitors, electrochemical devices, displays, and smoke suppressants. It finds use in analytical chemistry, ceramic glazes, enamels, energy storage, and in the manufacture of acrylonitrile through catalytic oxidation of ammonia and propene.
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Thomas, R.; Kas, J.; Glatzel, P.; Samarai, M. A.; Groot, F. M. F.; Mori, R. A.; Kavčič, M.; Zitnik, M.; Bucar, K.; Rehr, J. J.; Tromp, M. Resonant Inelastic X-ray Scattering of Molybdenum Oxides and Sulfides. Res. Chem. Intermediat. 2015, 119 (5), 2419-2426.
Hazard Statements: H301-H319-H351-H335
Toxic if swallowed. Causes serious eye irritation. Suspected of causing cancer. May cause respiratory irritation.
Precautionary Statements: P201-P261-P301+P310a-P305+P351+P338-P405-P501a
Obtain special instructions before use. Avoid breathing dust/fume/gas/mist/vapours/spray. IF SWALLOWED: Immediately call a POISON CENTER/doctor IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing. Store locked up. Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.