International Chemical Safety Cards

BARIUM CHLORIDE ICSC: 0614
BARIUM CHLORIDE
BaCl2
Molecular mass: 208.27
CAS # 10361-37-2
RTECS # CQ8750000
ICSC # 0614
UN # 1564
EC # 056-002-00-7
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
STRICT HYGIENE!

  • INHALATION
  • Abdominal cramps. Unconsciousness.
    Ventilation (not if powder), local exhaust, or breathing protection.
    Fresh air, rest. Artificial respiration if indicated. Refer for medical attention.
  • SKIN

  • Protective gloves.
    Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower. Wear protective gloves when administering first aid.
  • EYES
  • Redness.
    Safety goggles.
    First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then take to a doctor.
  • INGESTION
  • Abdominal cramps. Dullness. Unconsciousness.
    Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.
    Give a solution of sodium sulphate (Na2SO4) to drink. Induce vomiting (ONLY IN CONSCIOUS PERSONS!). Rest. Wear protective gloves when inducing vomiting and refer for medical attention.
    SPILLAGE DISPOSAL STORAGE PACKAGING & LABELLING
    Sweep spilled substance into sealable containers. Carefully collect remainder, then remove to safe place (extra personal protection: P2 filter respirator for harmful particles).
    Separated from food and feedstuffs. Dry.
    Do not transport with food and feedstuffs.
    Xn symbol
    R: 20/22
    S: 28
    UN Hazard Class: 6.1
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    ICSC: 0614 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 CHLORIDE ICSC: 0614

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    PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
    ODOURLESS CRYSTALS.

    PHYSICAL DANGERS:


    CHEMICAL DANGERS:
    The substance decomposes on heating producing toxic fumes.

    OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS (OELs):
    TLV (as Ba): ppm; 0.5 mg/m3 (ACGIH 1991-1992).


    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.

    EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:
    The substance irritates the eyes, the skin and the respiratory tract. The substance may cause effects on the central nervous system and muscles , resulting in cardiac arrhythmia, paralysis. Exposure may result in death.

    EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
    PHYSICAL
    PROPERTIES
    Boiling point: 1560°C
    Melting point: 960°C
    Relative density (water = 1): 3.86
    Solubility in water, g/100 ml: <60
    Solubility in water: good (36 g/100 ml)
    ENVIRONMENTAL
    DATA

    NOTES
    Also consult ICSC # 0615 (barium chloride dihydrate).
    Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-61G11c
    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


    ICSC: 0614 BARIUM CHLORIDE
    © IPCS, CEC, 1993
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