International Chemical Safety Cards

BARIUM PEROXIDE ICSC: 0381
World Health Organization (WHO) International Labour Organization (ILO) United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) European Commission National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
Barium dioxide
Barium superoxide
BaO2
Molecular mass: 169.3
6 Poison placard 5.1 Oxidizer placard ICSC #    0381
CAS #     1304-29-6
RTECS # CR0175000
UN #        1449
EC #         056-001-00-1
October 19, 1999 Validated
TYPES OF HAZARD/ EXPOSURE ACUTE HAZARDS/ SYMPTOMS PREVENTION FIRST AID/
FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Not combustible but enhances combustion of other substances.
NO contact with combustibles reducing agents and acid(s) .
In case of fire in the surroundings: all extinguishing agents allowed.
EXPLOSION Risk of fire and explosion on contact with combustible substances and reducing agents .


EXPOSURE
PREVENT DISPERSION OF DUST! STRICT HYGIENE!

 •INHALATION Burning sensation. Cough. Laboured breathing. Shortness of breath. Sore throat. (See Ingestion).
Local exhaust or breathing protection.
Fresh air, rest. Half-upright position. Artificial respiration if indicated. Refer for medical attention.
 •SKIN Redness. Skin burns. Pain.
Protective gloves. Protective clothing.
First rinse with plenty of water, then remove contaminated clothes and rinse again.
 •EYES Redness. Pain. Blurred vision.
Safety goggles, or face shield, or eye protection in combination with breathing protection if powder.
First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then take to a doctor.
 •INGESTION Abdominal pain. Vomiting. Diarrhoea.
Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.
Rinse mouth. Do NOT induce vomiting. Refer for medical attention.
SPILLAGE DISPOSAL STORAGE PACKAGING & LABELLING
Personal protection: particulate filter respirator adapted to the airborne concentration of the substance. Sweep spilled substance into containers, then remove to safe place. Do NOT absorb in saw-dust or other combustible absorbents. Do NOT let this chemical enter the environment.
Separated from combustible and reducing substances, food and feedstuffs . Dry. Store in an area without drain or sewer access.
Do not transport with food and feedstuffs.
O symbol
Xn symbol
R: 8-20/22
S: 2-13-27
UN Hazard Class: 5.1
UN Subsidiary Risks: 6.1
UN Packing Group: II
SEE IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON BACK
ICSC: 0381 Prepared in the context of cooperation between the International Programme on Chemical Safety & the Commission of the European Communities (C) IPCS CEC 1994. No modifications to the International version have been made except to add the OSHA PELs, NIOSH RELs and NIOSH IDLH values.

International Chemical Safety Cards

BARIUM PEROXIDE ICSC: 0381
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PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
WHITE OR GREY TO WHITE POWDER.

PHYSICAL DANGERS:


CHEMICAL DANGERS:
The substance decomposes on heating and on contact with water or acids producing oxygen and hydrogen peroxide , which increases fire hazard. The substance is a strong oxidant and reacts violently with combustible and reducing materials.

OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS:
TLV: (as Ba) 0.5 mg/m³ as TWA A4 (not classifiable as a human carcinogen); (ACGIH 2005).
MAK: (as Ba) 0.5 mg/m³; (Inhalable fraction)
Peak limitation category: II(8); Pregnancy risk group: D BAR issued;
(DFG 2009).


ROUTES OF EXPOSURE:
The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation of its aerosol and by ingestion.

INHALATION RISK:
Evaporation at 20°C is negligible; a harmful concentration of airborne particles can, however, be reached quickly when dispersed.

EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:
The substance irritates the eyes , the skin and the respiratory tract . The substance may cause effects on the nervous system . Exposure could cause hypokalaemia , resulting in cardiac disorders and muscular disorders.

EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
PHYSICAL
PROPERTIES
Decomposes below boiling point at 800°C
Melting point: 450°C
Relative density (water = 1): 5.0
Solubility in water: poor
ENVIRONMENTAL
DATA
Environmental Hazard placard The substance is harmful to aquatic organisms.
N O T E S
Specific treatment is necessary in case of poisoning with this substance; the appropriate means with instructions must be available. Rinse contaminated clothes (fire hazard) with plenty of water.
Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-51G12

NFPA Code: H1; F0; R0; ox
Card has been partially updated in April 2010: see Occupational Exposure Limits, Spillage Disposal, Storage.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


ICSC: 0381 BARIUM PEROXIDE
(C) IPCS, CEC, 1994
IMPORTANT LEGAL NOTICE: Neither NIOSH, the CEC or the IPCS nor any person acting on behalf of NIOSH, the CEC or the IPCS is responsible for the use which might be made of this information. This card contains the collective views of the IPCS Peer Review Committee and may not reflect in all cases all the detailed requirements included in national legislation on the subject. The user should verify compliance of the cards with the relevant legislation in the country of use. The only modifications made to produce the U.S. version is inclusion of the OSHA PELs, NIOSH RELs and NIOSH IDLH values.