International Chemical Safety Cards

BARIUM CHLORATE ICSC: 0613
World Health Organization (WHO) International Labour Organization (ILO) United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) European Commission National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
Chloric acid, barium salt
BaCl2O6 / Ba(ClO3)2
Molecular mass: 304.2
6 Poison placard 5.1 Oxidizer placard ICSC #    0613
CAS #     13477-00-4
RTECS # FN9770000
UN #        1445
EC #         017-003-00-8
April 10, 2000 Validated
TYPES OF HAZARD/ EXPOSURE ACUTE HAZARDS/ SYMPTOMS PREVENTION FIRST AID/
FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Not combustible but enhances combustion of other substances. Many reactions may cause fire or explosion.
NO contact with flammable substances. NO contact with organic substances, metal powders, ammonium salts, and reducing agents.
In case of fire in the surroundings: use appropriate extinguishing media.
EXPLOSION Risk of fire and explosion on contact with : see Chemical Dangers.
Do NOT expose to friction or shock. Prevent deposition of dust; closed system, dust explosion-proof electrical equipment and lighting.
In case of fire: keep drums, etc., cool by spraying with water. Combat fire from a sheltered position.
EXPOSURE
PREVENT DISPERSION OF DUST! STRICT HYGIENE!

 •INHALATION Cough. Sore throat. (See Ingestion).
Ventilation (not if powder), local exhaust, or breathing protection.
Fresh air, rest. Artificial respiration may be needed. Refer for medical attention.
 •SKIN Redness.
Protective gloves.
First rinse with plenty of water, then remove contaminated clothes and rinse again. Refer for medical attention.
 •EYES Redness. Pain.
Safety goggles or eye protection in combination with breathing protection.
First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then take to a doctor.
 •INGESTION Abdominal pain. Blue lips or fingernails. Blue skin. Confusion. Convulsions. Diarrhoea. Dizziness. Headache. Nausea. Unconsciousness. Vomiting. Weakness.
Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.
Rinse mouth. Induce vomiting (ONLY IN CONSCIOUS PERSONS!). Rest. Refer for medical attention.
SPILLAGE DISPOSAL STORAGE PACKAGING & LABELLING
Consult an expert if large spill! Personal protection: particulate filter respirator adapted to the airborne concentration of the substance. Sweep spilled substance into containers; if appropriate, moisten first to prevent dusting. Wash away remainder with plenty of water. Do NOT absorb in saw-dust or other combustible absorbents. Do NOT let this chemical enter the environment.
Separated from combustible and reducing substances, ammonium-containing substances, metal powders, food and feedstuffs . Store in an area without drain or sewer access.
Do not transport with food and feedstuffs.
O symbol
Xn symbol
N symbol
R: 9-20/22-51/53
S: 2-13-27-61
UN Hazard Class: 5.1
UN Subsidiary Risks: 6.1
UN Packing Group: II
SEE IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON BACK
ICSC: 0613 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

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PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
COLOURLESS CRYSTALLINE POWDER

PHYSICAL DANGERS:


CHEMICAL DANGERS:
Shock-sensitive compounds are formed with organic compounds, reducing agents, ammonia-containing agents, and metal powders. The substance decomposes violently on heating producing oxygen and toxic fumes , causing fire and explosion hazard. The substance is a strong oxidant and reacts 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 2004).
EU OEL: (as Ba) 0.5 mg/m³ as TWA (EU 2006).


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

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

EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:
The substance is irritating to the eyes , the skin and the respiratory tract . The substance may cause effects on the blood and nervous system , resulting in formation of methaemoglobin. Exposure could cause hypokalemia , resulting in cardiac disorders and muscular disorders. The effects may be delayed. Medical observation is indicated. Exposure may result in death.

EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
PHYSICAL
PROPERTIES
Decomposes below melting point: 250°C
Density: 3.2
g/cm³
Solubility in water, g/100 ml: 27.4 (good)
ENVIRONMENTAL
DATA
Environmental Hazard placard The substance is harmful to aquatic organisms.
N O T E S
Depending on the degree of exposure, periodic medical examination is suggested. The symptoms of paralysis do not become manifest until some hours have passed. 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. 10294-38-9 is a CAS registry number for Barium chlorate, monohydrate. Will turn shock-sensitive if contaminated with: see Chemical Dangers.
Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-51S1445

NFPA Code: H2; F0; R1; ox
Card has been partially updated in October 2004 and 2005: see Occupational Exposure Limits,
Card has been partially updated in April 2010: see Occupational Exposure Limits, Spillage Disposal, Storage.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


ICSC: 0613 BARIUM CHLORATE
(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.