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BARIUM CHLORIDE

ICSC: 0614

BaCl2
Molecular mass: 208.27
ICSC #    0614
CAS #     10361-37-2
RTECS # CQ8750000
UN #        1564
EC #         056-004-00-8
October 19, 1999 Validated

TYPES OF HAZARD/ EXPOSURE

ACUTE HAZARDS/ SYMPTOMS

PREVENTION

FIRST AID/
FIRE FIGHTING

FIRE Not combustible. Gives off irritating or toxic fumes (or gases) in a fire.

In case of fire in the surroundings: use appropriate extinguishing media.
EXPLOSION


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. Pain.
Protective gloves.
Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower.
 •EYES Redness. Pain.
Safety spectacles 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 cramps. Convulsions. Dullness. Unconsciousness. Vomiting.
Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work. Wash hands before eating.
Induce vomiting (ONLY IN CONSCIOUS PERSONS!). Rest. Refer for medical attention.

SPILLAGE DISPOSAL

STORAGE

PACKAGING & LABELLING

Sweep spilled substance into sealable containers; if appropriate, moisten first to prevent dusting. Carefully collect remainder, then remove to safe place. Do NOT let this chemical enter the environment. Personal protection: P2 filter respirator for harmful particles.
Separated from food and feedstuffs .
Do not transport with food and feedstuffs.
T symbol
R: 20-25
S: 1/2-45
UN Hazard Class: 6.1
UN Packing Group: III
ICSC: 0614 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.

BARIUM CHLORIDE

ICSC: 0614

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PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
ODOURLESS COLOURLESS CRYSTALS

PHYSICAL DANGERS:


CHEMICAL DANGERS:


OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS:
TLV: (as Ba) 0.5 mg/m3 as TWA; A4 (not classifiable as a human carcinogen); (ACGIH 2004).
MAK: (as Ba) (Inhalable fraction) 0.5 mg/m3;
Peak limitation category: II(2);
(DFG 2004).
OSHA PEL*: TWA 0.5 mg/m3 *Note: The PEL also applies to other soluble barium compounds (as Ba) except Barium sulfate.
NIOSH REL*: TWA 0.5 mg/m3 *Note: The REL also applies to other soluble barium compounds (as Ba) except Barium sulfate.
NIOSH IDLH: 50 mg/m3 (as Ba) See: IDLH INDEX


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 is irritating to 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. Exposure may result in death.

EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:

PHYSICAL
PROPERTIES

Boiling point: 1560°C
Melting point: 960°C
Density: 3.9
g/cm3
Solubility in water, g/100 ml: 36

ENVIRONMENTAL
DATA

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. Card has been partly updated in October 2005. See sections Occupational Exposure Limits, Emergency Response.
Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-61S1564-III or 61GT5-III

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION



ICSC: 0614 BARIUM CHLORIDE
(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.
 
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