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BARIUM CARBONATEICSC: 0777
Carbonic acid, barium salt (1:1)October 2006
CAS #: 513-77-9
UN #: 1564
EC Number: 208-167-3

  ACUTE HAZARDS PREVENTION FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE & EXPLOSION Not combustible. Gives off irritating or toxic fumes (or gases) in a fire.        In case of fire in the surroundings, use appropriate extinguishing media.   

 PREVENT DISPERSION OF DUST!  
  SYMPTOMS PREVENTION FIRST AID
Inhalation Cough. Sore throat.  Use local exhaust or breathing protection.  Fresh air, rest. 
Skin Redness.  Protective gloves.  Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower. 
Eyes Redness.  Wear safety spectacles.  Rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible). 
Ingestion Nausea. Vomiting. Abdominal cramps. Diarrhoea. Weakness.  Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.  Rinse mouth. Refer for medical attention . 

SPILLAGE DISPOSAL CLASSIFICATION & LABELLING
Personal protection: particulate filter respirator adapted to the airborne concentration of the substance. Sweep spilled substance into covered containers. 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 bromotrifluoride, strong acids and food and feedstuffs. 
PACKAGING
Do not transport with food and feedstuffs. 
BARIUM CARBONATE ICSC: 0777
PHYSICAL & CHEMICAL INFORMATION

Physical State; Appearance
WHITE CRYSTALLINE POWDER. 

Physical dangers
 

Chemical dangers
Reacts violently with strong acids. Reacts violently with bromotrifluoride. This generates fire hazard. 

Formula: BaCO3
Molecular mass: 197.3
Melting point: No melting point; decomposes at >1300°C
Density: 4.43 g/cm³
Solubility in water, g/100ml at 20°C: 0.002 (very poor)
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: -1.32 (calculated) 


EXPOSURE & HEALTH EFFECTS

Routes of exposure
The substance can be absorbed into the body by ingestion. 

Effects of short-term exposure
May cause mechanical irritation. Exposure could cause hypokalaemia. This may result in cardiac disorders and muscular disorders. 

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

Effects of long-term or repeated exposure
 


OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS
 

ENVIRONMENT
 

NOTES
 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
  EC Classification
Symbol: Xn; R: 22; S: (2)-24/25 

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