International Chemical Safety Cards

BARIUM ICSC: 1052
BARIUM
Ba
Atomic mass: 137.3
CAS # 7440-39-3
RTECS # CQ8370000
ICSC # 1052
UN # 1400
TYPES OF
HAZARD/
EXPOSURE
ACUTE HAZARDS/
SYMPTOMS
PREVENTION FIRST AID/
FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Flammable.
NO open flames.
Special powder, dry sand, NO hydrous agents, NO water.
EXPLOSION Finely dispersed particles form explosive mixtures in air.
Prevent deposition of dust; closed system, dust explosion-proof electrical equipment and lighting.

EXPOSURE
PREVENT DISPERSION OF DUST! STRICT HYGIENE!

  • INHALATION
  • Cough. Sore throat.
    Local exhaust or breathing protection.
    Fresh air, rest. Refer for medical attention.
  • SKIN
  • Redness.
    Protective gloves.
    Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower. Refer for medical attention.
  • 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

  • Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.
    Rinse mouth. Refer for medical attention.
    SPILLAGE DISPOSAL STORAGE PACKAGING & LABELLING
    Sweep spilled substance into containers. Carefully collect remainder, then remove to safe place (extra personal protection: complete protective clothing including self-contained breathing apparatus).
    Separated from halogenated solvents, strong oxidants, acids. Dry. Keep under inert gas, petroleum or oxygen-free liquid.

    UN Hazard Class: 4.3
    UN Packing Group: II
    SEE IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON BACK
    ICSC: 1052 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 ICSC: 1052

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    PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
    YELLOWISH TO WHITE LUSTROUS SOLID IN VARIOUS FORMS.

    PHYSICAL DANGERS:


    CHEMICAL DANGERS:
    The substance may spontaneously ignite on contact with air (if in powder form). The substance is a strong reducing agent and reacts violently with oxidants and acids. Reacts with water, forming combustible gas (hydrogen - see ICSC # 0001) and barium hydroxide. Reacts violently with halogenated solvents causing fire and explosion hazard.

    OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS (OELs):
    TLV: ppm; 0.5 mg/m3 (as TWA) (ACGIH 1992-1993).


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

    INHALATION RISK:


    EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:
    The substance irritates the eyes, the skin, and the respiratory tract.

    EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
    PHYSICAL
    PROPERTIES
    Boiling point: 1640C
    Melting point: 725C
    Relative density (water = 1): 3.6
    Solubility in water: reaction
    Vapour pressure, kPa at 1049C: 1.3
    ENVIRONMENTAL
    DATA

    NOTES
    Reacts violently with fire extinguishing agents such as water, bicarbonate, powder, foam, and carbon dioxide. Rinse contaminated clothes (fire hazard) with plenty of water.
    Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-43G14
    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


    ICSC: 1052 BARIUM
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