International Chemical Safety Cards

BARIUM SULFATE ICSC: 0827
BARIUM SULFATE
Barium sulphate
Blanc fixe
Artificial barite
BaSO4
Molecular mass: 233.43
CAS # 7727-43-7
RTECS # CR0600000
ICSC # 0827


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: all extinguishing agents allowed.
EXPLOSION


EXPOSURE
PREVENT DISPERSION OF DUST!

  • INHALATION

  • Local exhaust or breathing protection.
    Fresh air, rest.
  • SKIN

  • Protective gloves.
    Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower.
  • EYES

  • Safety spectacles.
    First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then take to a doctor.
  • INGESTION

  • Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.
    Rinse mouth.
    SPILLAGE DISPOSAL STORAGE PACKAGING & LABELLING
    Sweep spilled substance into containers; if appropriate, moisten first to prevent dusting (extra personal protection: P1 filter respirator for inert particles).


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    ICSC: 0827 Prepared in the context of cooperation between the International Programme on Chemical Safety & the Commission of the European Communities © IPCS CEC 1993

    International Chemical Safety Cards

    BARIUM SULFATE ICSC: 0827

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    PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
    ODOURLESS, TASTELESS, WHITE OR YELLOWISH CRYSTALS OR POWDER.

    PHYSICAL DANGERS:


    CHEMICAL DANGERS:
    Reacts violently with aluminium powder.

    OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS (OELs):
    TLV: ppm; 10 mg/m3 (ACGIH 1996).


    ROUTES OF EXPOSURE:
    The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation of its aerosol.

    INHALATION RISK:
    Evaporation at 20C is negligible; a nuisance-causing concentration of airborne particles can, however, be reached quickly.

    EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:


    EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
    Lungs may be affected by repeated or prolonged exposure to dust particles , resulting in baritosis (a form of benign pneumoconiosis).
    PHYSICAL
    PROPERTIES
    Melting point (decomposes): 1600C
    Relative density (water = 1): 4.5
    Solubility in water: none
    ENVIRONMENTAL
    DATA

    N O T E S
    Occurs in nature as the mineral barite; also as barytes, heavy spar. Actybaryte, Bakontal, Baridol, Baritop, Barosperse, Citobaryum, E-Z-Paque, Lactobaryt, Micropaque, Neobar, Polybar, Radiobaryt, Unibaryt are trade names.
    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


    ICSC: 0827 BARIUM SULFATE
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