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BARIUMICSC: 1052
October 1999
CAS #: 7440-39-3
UN #: 1400
EINECS #: 231-149-1

  ACUTE HAZARDS PREVENTION FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE & EXPLOSION Flammable. Many reactions may cause fire or explosion.  Finely dispersed particles form explosive mixtures in air.  NO open flames, NO sparks and NO smoking. NO contact with water.  Closed system, dust explosion-proof electrical equipment and lighting. Prevent deposition of dust.  Use special powder, dry sand. NO water.   

 PREVENT DISPERSION OF DUST! STRICT HYGIENE!  
  SYMPTOMS ACUTE HAZARDS FIRST AID
Inhalation Cough. Sore throat.  Use 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.  Wear safety goggles.  First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then refer for medical attention. 
Ingestion   Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.  Rinse mouth. Refer for medical attention . 

SPILLAGE DISPOSAL CLASSIFICATION & LABELLING
Sweep spilled substance into covered sealable containers. Carefully collect remainder. Then store and dispose of according to local regulations. Personal protection: chemical protection suit including self-contained breathing apparatus. Do NOT wash away into sewer. 

According to UN GHS Criteria

 

Transportation
UN Classification
UN Hazard Class: 4.3; UN Pack Group: II 

STORAGE
Separated from halogenated solvents, strong oxidants and acids. Dry. Keep under inert gas, oil or oxygen-free liquid. 
PACKAGING
 
BARIUM ICSC: 1052
PHYSICAL & CHEMICAL INFORMATION

Physical State; Appearance
YELLOWISH-TO-WHITE LUSTROUS SOLID IN VARIOUS FORMS. 

Physical dangers
Dust explosion possible if in powder or granular form, mixed with air. 

Chemical dangers
The substance , if in powder form, may ignite spontaneously on contact with air. The substance is a strong reducing agent. It reacts violently with oxidants and acids. Reacts violently with halogenated solvents. Reacts with water. This produces flammable/explosive gas (hydrogen - see ICSC 0001). This generates fire and explosion hazard. 

Formula: Ba
Atomic mass: 137.3
Boiling point: 1640°C
Melting point: 725°C
Density: 3.6 g/cm³
Solubility in water: reaction 


EXPOSURE & HEALTH EFFECTS

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

Effects of short-term exposure
The substance is irritating to the eyes, skin and respiratory tract. 

Inhalation risk
 

Effects of long-term or repeated exposure
 


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

ENVIRONMENT
 

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. 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
  EC Classification
 

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    See Also:
       Toxicological Abbreviations
       Barium (EHC 107, 1990)
       Barium (HSG 46, 1991)
       Barium  (SIDS)