International Chemical Safety Cards

BARIUM NITRATE ICSC: 1480
World Health Organization (WHO) International Labour Organization (ILO) United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) European Commission National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
Nitric acid, barium salt
Barium dinitrate
BaN2O6 / Ba(NO3)2
Molecular mass: 261.4
6 Poison placard 5.1 Oxidizer placard Marine Pollutant placard ICSC #    1480
CAS #     10022-31-8
RTECS # CQ9625000
UN #        1446
EC #         056-002-00-7
April 21, 2004 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 flammable substances.
In case of fire in the surroundings: water in large amounts . NO carbon dioxide.
EXPLOSION Risk of fire and explosion on contact with combustible substances and reducing agents.


EXPOSURE
PREVENT DISPERSION OF DUST! STRICT HYGIENE!

 •INHALATION Cough. Shortness of breath. Sore throat. See Ingestion.
Local exhaust or breathing protection.
Fresh air, rest. Refer for medical attention.
 •SKIN Redness. Pain.
Protective gloves.
First rinse with plenty of water, then remove contaminated clothes and rinse again.
 •EYES Redness. Pain.
Safety goggles.
First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then take to a doctor.
 •INGESTION Salivation. Abdominal cramps. Abdominal pain. Diarrhoea. Nausea. Vomiting. Shortness of breath. Weakness.
Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.
Induce vomiting (ONLY IN CONSCIOUS PERSONS!). See Notes. 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; if appropriate, moisten first to prevent dusting. Then wash away with plenty of water. Do NOT let this chemical enter the environment.
Separated from combustible and reducing substances, powdered metals and food and feedstuffs. Store in an area without drain or sewer access.
Do not transport with food and feedstuffs.
Marine pollutant.
Xn symbol
R: 20/22
S: 2-28
UN Hazard Class: 5.1
UN Subsidiary Risks: 6.1
UN Packing Group: II
SEE IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON BACK
ICSC: 1480 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 NITRATE ICSC: 1480
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PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
COLOURLESS TO WHITE CRYSTALS OR CRYSTALLINE POWDER .

PHYSICAL DANGERS:


CHEMICAL DANGERS:
The substance decomposes on heating producing nitrogen oxides . The substance is a strong oxidant and reacts with combustible and reducing materials. Reacts with powdered metals causing fire and explosion hazard.

OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS:
TLV: (Barium, soluble)
0.5 mg/m
as TWA; A4 (not classifiable as a human carcinogen); (ACGIH 2004).
MAK: (as Ba) 0.5 mg/m; (Inhalable fraction)
Peak limitation category: II(8); Pregnancy risk group: D BAR issued;
(DFG 2009).
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 and by ingestion.

INHALATION RISK:
Evaporation at 20C 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 . 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
Decomposes below boiling point
Melting point: 590C
Density: 3.24
g/cm
Solubility in water, g/100 ml at 20C: 8.7
(moderate)
ENVIRONMENTAL
DATA
Environmental Hazard placard The substance is harmful to aquatic organisms.
N O T E S
Temperature of decomposition unknown in literature. Rinse contaminated clothes with plenty of water because of fire hazard. Will turn shock-sensitive if contaminated with magnesium-aluminium alloys, sulfur powder or light metal powder. Specific treatment is necessary in case of poisoning with this substance; the appropriate means with instructions must be available.
Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-51GOT2-I+II+III
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Card has been partially updated in April 2010: see Occupational Exposure Limits,
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


ICSC: 1480 BARIUM NITRATE
(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.