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BARIUM ACETATE
ICSC: 1073
Peer-Review Status: 15.10.2001 Validated
Dibarium diacetate
Acetic acid, barium salt 
CAS #: 543-80-6 RTECS #: AF4550000
UN #: 1564
EC #: 056-002-007
EINECS #: 208-849-0
    Formula: C4H6BaO4
Molecular mass: 255.4

TYPES OF
HAZARD /
EXPOSURE
ACUTE HAZARDS / SYMPTOMS      PREVENTION      FIRST AID / FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Not combustible.    In case of fire in the surroundings, use appropriate extinguishing media. 
EXPLOSION      
 
EXPOSURE   PREVENT DISPERSION OF DUST! STRICT HYGIENE!   
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
PACKAGING & LABELLING
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. Do NOT let this chemical enter the environment. Personal protection: particulate filter respirator adapted to the airborne concentration of the substance.   
EC Classification
Symbol: Xn; R: 20/22; S: (2)-28; Note: A 
UN Classification
UN Hazard Class: 6.1; UN Pack Group: III 
GHS Classification
 

EMERGENCY RESPONSE SAFE STORAGE
Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-61S1564-III (Barium compounds).  Separated from strong oxidants, acids and food and feedstuffs. 

IMPORTANT DATA
Physical State; Appearance
WHITE CRYSTALS OR POWDER. 

Physical dangers
 

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

Occupational exposure limits
TLV (as Ba): 0.5mg/m³ as TWA; A4 (not classifiable as a human carcinogen); (ACGIH 2004).
MAK (inhalable fraction): 0.5 mg/m³; Peak limitation category: II(2); (DFG 2004). 

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

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

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. 

Effects of long-term or repeated exposure
 


PHYSICAL PROPERTIES ENVIRONMENTAL DATA
Density: 2.47 g/cm³
Solubility in water, g/100ml at 20°C: 59  
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.
Card has been partly updated in October 2005.
See section Occupational Exposure Limits. 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
 

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