International Chemical Safety Cards

BARIUM CARBONATE ICSC: 0777
World Health Organization (WHO) International Labour Organization (ILO) United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) European Commission National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
Carbonic acid, barium salt (11)
BaCO3
Molecular mass: 197.3
6 Harmful - Stow Away from Foodstuffs placard 6 Poison placard ICSC #    0777
CAS #     513-77-9
RTECS # CQ8600000
UN #        1564
EC #         056-003-00-2
October 12, 2006 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!

 •INHALATION Cough. Sore throat.
Local exhaust or breathing protection.
Fresh air, rest.
 •SKIN Redness.
Protective gloves.
Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower.
 •EYES Redness.
Safety spectacles.
First rinse with plenty of water (remove contact lenses if easily possible).
 •INGESTION Nausea. Vomiting. Abdominal cramps. Diarrhoea. Weakness.
Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.
Rinse mouth. Refer for medical attention.
SPILLAGE DISPOSAL STORAGE PACKAGING & LABELLING
Personal protection: P2 filter respirator for harmful particles. Sweep spilled substance into containers. Carefully collect remainder, then remove to safe place.
Separated from bromotrifluoride, strong acids, food and feedstuffs.
Do not transport with food and feedstuffs.
Xn symbol
R: 22
S: 2-24/25
UN Hazard Class: 6.1
UN Packing Group: III
SEE IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON BACK
ICSC: 0777 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 CARBONATE ICSC: 0777
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PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
WHITE CRYSTALLINE POWDER.

PHYSICAL DANGERS:


CHEMICAL DANGERS:
Reacts iolently with strong acids. Reacts violently with bromotrifluoride causing fire hazard.

OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS:
TLV not established.
MAK not established.


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

INHALATION RISK:
A harmful concentration of airborne particles can be reached quickly especially if powdered

EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:
May cause mechanical irritation. Exposure could cause hypokalaemia , resulting in muscular and cardiac disorders if ingested in large doses.

EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
PHYSICAL
PROPERTIES
Melting point (decomposes): >1300C
Density: 4.43
g/cm3
Solubility in water, g/100 ml at 20C: 0.002
(very poor)
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: -1.32 calculated
ENVIRONMENTAL
DATA

N O T E S
Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-61S1564-III or 61GT5-III
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


ICSC: 0777 BARIUM CARBONATE
(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.