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BARIUM ACETATEICSC: 1073
Dibarium diacetate
Acetic acid, barium salt
October 2001
CAS #: 543-80-6
UN #: 1564
EC Number: 208-849-0

  ACUTE HAZARDS PREVENTION FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE & EXPLOSION Not combustible.        In case of fire in the surroundings, use appropriate extinguishing media.   

 PREVENT DISPERSION OF DUST! STRICT HYGIENE!  
  SYMPTOMS PREVENTION FIRST AID
Inhalation   Use local exhaust or breathing protection.  Fresh air, rest. 
Skin   Protective gloves.  Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap. 
Eyes   Wear safety spectacles.  First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then refer for medical attention. 
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 CLASSIFICATION & LABELLING
Personal protection: particulate filter respirator adapted to the airborne concentration of the substance. Do NOT let this chemical enter the environment. Sweep spilled substance into covered containers. If appropriate, moisten first to prevent dusting. Carefully collect remainder. Then store and dispose of according to local regulations. 

According to UN GHS Criteria

 

Transportation
UN Classification
UN Hazard Class: 6.1; UN Pack Group: III 

STORAGE
Separated from strong oxidants, acids and food and feedstuffs. 
PACKAGING
 
BARIUM ACETATE ICSC: 1073
PHYSICAL & CHEMICAL INFORMATION

Physical State; Appearance
WHITE CRYSTALS OR POWDER. 

Physical dangers
 

Chemical dangers
Decomposes on burning. This produces toxic fumes. Reacts with strong oxidants and acids. 

Formula: C4H6BaO4
Molecular mass: 255.4
Density: 2.47 g/cm³
Solubility in water, g/100ml at 20°C: 59  


EXPOSURE & HEALTH EFFECTS

Routes of exposure
The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation of its aerosol and by ingestion. 

Effects of short-term exposure
The substance may cause effects on the gastrointestinal tract and, by lowering serum potassium level, on muscles, heart and nervous system. This may result in muscle paralysis, cardiac dysrhythmia and respiratory failure. Ingestion could cause death. 

Inhalation risk
A harmful concentration of airborne particles can be reached quickly when dispersed, especially if powdered. 

Effects of long-term or repeated exposure
 


OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS
TLV: 0.5 mg/m3, as TWA; A4 (not classifiable as a human carcinogen).
MAK: (as Ba, inhalable fraction): 0.5 mg/m3; peak limitation category: II(8); pregnancy risk group: D.
EU-OEL: (as Ba): 0.5 mg/m3 as TWA 

ENVIRONMENT
The substance is harmful to aquatic organisms. 

NOTES
Specific treatment is necessary in case of poisoning with this substance; the appropriate means with instructions must be available. 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
  EC Classification
Symbol: Xn; R: 20/22; S: (2)-28; Note: A 

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