International Chemical Safety Cards

BARIUM ACETATE ICSC: 1073
World Health Organization (WHO) International Labour Organization (ILO) United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) European Commission National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
Dibarium diacetate
Acetic acid, barium salt
C4H6BaO4
Molecular mass: 255.4
6 Harmful - Stow Away from Foodstuffs placard 6 Poison placard ICSC #    1073
CAS #     543-80-6
RTECS # AF4550000
UN #        1564
EC #         056-002-007
October 15, 2001 Validated
TYPES OF HAZARD/ EXPOSURE ACUTE HAZARDS/ SYMPTOMS PREVENTION FIRST AID/
FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Not combustible.

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


EXPOSURE
PREVENT DISPERSION OF DUST! STRICT HYGIENE!

 •INHALATION
Local exhaust or breathing protection.
Fresh air, rest.
 •SKIN
Protective gloves.
Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap.
 •EYES
Safety spectacles.
First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then take to a doctor.
 •INGESTION Abdominal pain. Diarrhoea. Nausea. Vomiting. Weakness. Shortness of breath.
Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.
Rinse mouth. Refer for medical attention. See Notes.
SPILLAGE DISPOSAL STORAGE PACKAGING & LABELLING
Personal protection: particulate filter respirator adapted to the airborne concentration of the substance. Sweep spilled substance into covered containers; if appropriate, moisten first to prevent dusting. Carefully collect remainder, then remove to safe place. Do NOT let this chemical enter the environment.
Separated from strong oxidants, acids , food and feedstuffs . Store in an area without drain or sewer access.

Note: A
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R: 20/22
S: 2-28
UN Hazard Class: 6.1
UN Packing Group: III
SEE IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON BACK
ICSC: 1073 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:
WHITE CRYSTALS OR POWDER .

PHYSICAL DANGERS:


CHEMICAL DANGERS:
The substance decomposes on burning producing toxic fumes . Reacts with strong oxidants and acids .

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 of its aerosol and by ingestion.

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

EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:
The substance may cause effects on the gastrointestinal tract and, by lowering the serum potassium level, on the muscles, heart and nervous system , resulting in muscle paralysis, cardiac dysrythmia and respiratory failure . Exposure (ingestion of high doses) may result in death .

EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
PHYSICAL
PROPERTIES
Density: 2.47
g/cm³
Solubility in water, g/100 ml at 20°C: 59
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.
Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-61S1564-III (barium compounds)
Card has been partially updated in April 2010: see Occupational Exposure Limits, Spillage Disposal, Storage.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


ICSC: 1073 BARIUM ACETATE
(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.