Material Safety Data Sheet
Barium Chloride Dihydrate

ACC# 02371
Section 1 - Chemical Product and Company Identification

MSDS Name: Barium Chloride Dihydrate
Catalog Numbers: B33-10, B33-50, B34-10, B34-100, B34-3, B34-500, NC9511912, S712451, S712481
Synonyms:
Barium dichloride dihydrate.
Company Identification:

              Fisher Scientific
              1 Reagent Lane
              Fair Lawn, NJ 07410
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201-796-7100
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703-527-3887

Section 2 - Composition, Information on Ingredients

CAS# Chemical Name Percent EINECS/ELINCS
10326-27-9 Barium chloride dihydrate > 99 unlisted
10361-37-2 Barium chloride anhydrous - 233-788-1

Hazard Symbols:
T
Risk Phrases:
25 20

Section 3 - Hazards Identification

EMERGENCY OVERVIEW

Appearance: white. Warning! Harmful if swallowed. Causes eye and skin irritation. Causes severe respiratory tract irritation. Causes severe digestive tract irritation with pain, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. May corrode the digestive tract with hemorrhaging and possible shock. May cause cardiac disturbances. May cause blood abnormalities. May cause kidney damage. May cause lung damage.
Target Organs: Kidneys, respiratory system, muscles, cardiovascular system.


Potential Health Effects
Eye: Contact produces irritation, tearing, and burning pain. May cause conjunctivitis.
Skin: Causes skin irritation. Prolonged contact with the skin, especially if the skin is wet or moist, causes necrosis.
Ingestion: Harmful if swallowed. May cause kidney damage. May cause severe digestive tract irritation with abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. May cause hemorrhaging of the digestive tract. Barium chloride affects the muscles (especially the smooth muscles of the cardiovascular and respiratory systems), causes salivation, tingl ing of the mouth or face, convulsions, numbness, muscle paralysis, res piratory failure, slow pulse rate, pulmonary edema, irregular heart be at, potassium deficiency in the blood.
Inhalation: Causes respiratory tract irritation. May cause effects similar to those described for ingestion.
Chronic: No information found.

Section 4 - First Aid Measures


Eyes: Flush eyes with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes, occasionally lifting the upper and lower eyelids. Get medical aid.
Skin: Get medical aid. Flush skin with plenty of soap and water for at least 15 minutes while removing contaminated clothing and shoes. Wash clothing before reuse.
Ingestion: Do NOT induce vomiting. If victim is conscious and alert, give 2-4 cupfuls of milk or water. Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person. Get medical aid immediately.
Inhalation: Remove from exposure to fresh air immediately. If not breathing, give artificial respiration. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen. Get medical aid. Do NOT use mouth-to-mouth resuscitation.
Notes to Physician: Treat symptomatically and supportively.

Section 5 - Fire Fighting Measures


General Information: As in any fire, wear a self-contained breathing apparatus in pressure-demand, MSHA/NIOSH (approved or equivalent), and full protective gear. During a fire, irritating and highly toxic gases may be generated by thermal decomposition or combustion. Non-combustible, substance itself does not burn but may decompose upon heating to produce irritating, corrosive and/or toxic fumes.
Extinguishing Media: For small fires, use dry chemical, carbon dioxide, water spray or alcohol-resistant foam. Substance is noncombustible; use agent most appropriate to extinguish surrounding fire.

Section 6 - Accidental Release Measures


General Information: Use proper personal protective equipment as indicated in Section 8.
Spills/Leaks: Vacuum or sweep up material and place into a suitable disposal container. Clean up spills immediately, observing precautions in the Protective Equipment section. Avoid generating dusty conditions. Provide ventilation.

Section 7 - Handling and Storage


Handling: Wash thoroughly after handling. Wash hands before eating. Use with adequate ventilation. Minimize dust generation and accumulation. Avoid contact with skin and eyes. Do not ingest or inhale.
Storage: Keep away from heat and flame. Keep away from sources of ignition. Store in a cool, dry, well-ventilated area away from incompatible substances.

Section 8 - Exposure Controls, Personal Protection


Engineering Controls: Facilities storing or utilizing this material should be equipped with an eyewash facility and a safety shower. Use adequate general or local exhaust ventilation to keep airborne concentrations below the permissible exposure limits.
Exposure Limits
Chemical Name ACGIH NIOSH OSHA - Final PELs
Barium chloride dihydrate none listed none listed none listed
Barium chloride anhydrous none listed as Ba: 0.5 mg/m3 TWA 50 mg/m3 IDLH (Listed under ''Barium (soluble compounds)'') none listed

OSHA Vacated PELs: Barium chloride dihydrate: No OSHA Vacated PELs are listed for this chemical. Barium chloride anhydrous: No OSHA Vacated PELs are listed for this chemical.
Personal Protective Equipment
Eyes: Wear appropriate protective eyeglasses or chemical safety goggles as described by OSHA's eye and face protection regulations in 29 CFR 1910.133 or European Standard EN166.
Skin: Wear appropriate gloves to prevent skin exposure.
Clothing: Wear appropriate protective clothing to prevent skin exposure.
Respirators: Follow the OSHA respirator regulations found in 29CFR 1910.134 or European Standard EN 149. Always use a NIOSH or European Standard EN 149 approved respirator when necessary.

Section 9 - Physical and Chemical Properties


Physical State: Solid
Appearance: white
Odor: odorless
pH: Not available.
Vapor Pressure: Negligible.
Vapor Density: Not applicable.
Evaporation Rate:Negligible.
Viscosity: Not available.
Boiling Point: 2840 deg F
Freezing/Melting Point:1760 deg F
Autoignition Temperature: Not applicable.
Flash Point: Not applicable.
Decomposition Temperature:Not available.
NFPA Rating: (estimated) Health: 2; Flammability: 0; Reactivity: 0
Explosion Limits, Lower:Not available.
Upper: Not available.
Solubility: 59% @ 100C
Specific Gravity/Density:3.86 (water=1)
Molecular Formula:BaCl2
Molecular Weight:208.236

Section 10 - Stability and Reactivity


Chemical Stability: Stable.
Conditions to Avoid: Ignition sources, dust generation, excess heat, strong oxidants.
Incompatibilities with Other Materials: Incompatible with bromine trifluoride and 2-furan percarboxylic acid (explodes at room temperature). Reacts violently with sulfuric acid.
Hazardous Decomposition Products: Hydrogen chloride, chlorine.
Hazardous Polymerization: Has not been reported.

Section 11 - Toxicological Information


RTECS#:
CAS# 10326-27-9: CQ8751000
CAS# 10361-37-2: CQ8750000
LD50/LC50:
Not available.

CAS# 10361-37-2:
Oral, rat: LD50 = 118 mg/kg;
Carcinogenicity:
CAS# 10326-27-9:
ACGIH: A4 - Not Classifiable as a Human Carcinogen (listed as Barium). CAS# 10361-37-2:
ACGIH: A4 - Not Classifiable as a Human Carcinogen (listed as Barium).
Epidemiology: No information found.
Teratogenicity: No information found.
Reproductive Effects: No information found.
Neurotoxicity: No information found.
Mutagenicity: No information found.
Other Studies: See actual entry in RTECS for complete information.

Section 12 - Ecological Information


Ecotoxicity: No data available. No information available.
Environmental: Barium chloride accumulates in plants when it exceeds calcium and magnesium levels in soil.
Physical: No information available.
Other: No information available.

Section 13 - Disposal Considerations

Chemical waste generators must determine whether a discarded chemical is classified as a hazardous waste. US EPA guidelines for the classification determination are listed in 40 CFR Parts 261.3. Additionally, waste generators must consult state and local hazardous waste regulations to ensure complete and accurate classification.
RCRA P-Series: None listed.
RCRA U-Series: None listed.

Section 14 - Transport Information

US DOT IATA RID/ADR IMO Canada TDG
Shipping Name: BARIUM COMPOUNDS, N.O.S. BARIUM COMPOUNDS NOS (BARIUM CHLORIDE)
Hazard Class: 6.1 6.1
UN Number: UN1564 UN1564
Packing Group: III III

Section 15 - Regulatory Information

US FEDERAL

TSCA
CAS# 10326-27-9 is not on the TSCA Inventory. It is a hydrate and exempt from TSCA Inventory requirements (40CFR720.3(u)(2)).
CAS# 10361-37-2 is listed on the TSCA inventory.
Health & Safety Reporting List
None of the chemicals are on the Health & Safety Reporting List.
Chemical Test Rules
None of the chemicals in this product are under a Chemical Test Rule.
Section 12b
None of the chemicals are listed under TSCA Section 12b.
TSCA Significant New Use Rule
None of the chemicals in this material have a SNUR under TSCA.
SARA

Section 302 (RQ)
None of the chemicals in this material have an RQ.
Section 302 (TPQ)
None of the chemicals in this product have a TPQ.
SARA Codes
CAS # 10326-27-9: acute, chronic. CAS # 10361-37-2: acute, chronic.
Section 313
This material contains Barium chloride dihydrate (listed as ** undefined **), 99%, (CAS# 10326-27-9) which is subject to the reporting requirements of Section 313 of SARA Title III and 40 CFR Part 373. This chemical is not at a high enough concentration to be reportable under Section 313.
Clean Air Act:
This material does not contain any hazardous air pollutants. This material does not contain any Class 1 Ozone depletors. This material does not contain any Class 2 Ozone depletors.
Clean Water Act:
None of the chemicals in this product are listed as Hazardous Substances under the CWA. None of the chemicals in this product are listed as Priority Pollutants under the CWA. None of the chemicals in this product are listed as Toxic Pollutants under the CWA.
OSHA:
None of the chemicals in this product are considered highly hazardous by OSHA.
STATE
CAS# 10326-27-9 is not present on state lists from CA, PA, MN, MA, FL, or NJ.
CAS# 10361-37-2 is not present on state lists from CA, PA, MN, MA, FL, or NJ.
California No Significant Risk Level: None of the chemicals in this product are listed. European/International Regulations
European Labeling in Accordance with EC Directives
Hazard Symbols:
T
Risk Phrases:

R 25 Toxic if swallowed.
R 20 Harmful by inhalation.

Safety Phrases:

S 45 In case of accident or if you feel unwell, seek
medical advice immediately (show the label where
possible).

WGK (Water Danger/Protection)

CAS# 10326-27-9: 1
CAS# 10361-37-2: 1
Canada
Canada
CAS# 10361-37-2 is listed on Canada's DSL List. CAS# 10361-37-2 is listed on Canada's DSL List.

This product has a WHMIS classification of D1B, D2B.
CAS# 10326-27-9 is not listed on Canada's Ingredient Disclosure List.
CAS# 10361-37-2 is listed on Canada's Ingredient Disclosure List.
Exposure Limits
CAS# 10326-27-9: OEL-AUSTRALIA:TWA 0.5 mg(Ba)/m3 OEL-AUSTRIA:TWA 0.
5 mg(Ba)/m3 OEL-BELGIUM:TWA 0.5 mg(Ba)/m3 OEL-DENMARK:TWA 0.5 mg(Ba)
/m3 OEL-FINLAND:TWA 0.5 mg(Ba)/m3 OEL-GERMANY:TWA 0.5 mg(Ba)/m3 (tot
al dust) OEL-HUNGARY:STEL 0.5 mg(Ba)/m3 OEL-THE NETHERLANDS:TWA 0.5
mg(Ba)/m3 OEL-THE PHILIPPINES:TWA 0.5 mg(Ba)/m3 OEL-POLAND:TWA 0.5 m
g(Ba)/m3;STEL 1.5 mg(Ba)/m3 OEL-SWITZERLAND:TWA 0.5 mg(Ba)/m3;STEL 1
mg(Ba)/m OEL-TURKEY:TWA 0.5 mg(Ba)/m3 OEL-UNITED KINGDOM:TWA 0.5 mg(
Ba)/m3 OEL IN BULGARIA, COLOMBIA, JORDAN, KOREA check ACGIH TLV OEL
IN NEW ZEALAND, SINGAPORE, VIETNAM check ACGI TLV
CAS# 10361-37-2: OEL-AUSTRALIA:TWA 0.5 mg(Ba)/m3 OEL-AUSTRIA:TWA 0.
5 mg(Ba)/m3 OEL-BELGIUM:TWA 0.5 mg(Ba)/m3 OEL-DENMARK:TWA 0.5 mg(Ba)
/m3 OEL-FINLAND:TWA 0.5 mg(Ba)/m3 OEL-GERMANY:TWA 0.5 mg(Ba)/m3 (tot
al dust) OEL-HUNGARY:STEL 0.5 mg(Ba)/m3 OEL-THE NETHERLANDS:TWA 0.5
mg(Ba)/m3 OEL-THE PHILIPPINES:TWA 0.5 mg(Ba)/m3 OEL-POLAND:TWA 0.5 m
g(Ba)/m3;STEL 1.5 mg(Ba)/m3 OEL-RUSSIA:STEL 0.3 mg/m3 OEL-SWITZERLAN
D:TWA 0.5 mg(Ba)/m3;STEL 1 mg(Ba)/m OEL-TURKEY:TWA 0.5 mg(Ba)/m3 OEL
-UNITED KINGDOM:TWA 0.5 mg(Ba)/m3 OEL IN BULGARIA, COLOMBIA, JORDAN,
KOREA check ACGIH TLV OEL IN NEW ZEALAND, SINGAPORE, VIETNAM check AC
GI TLV

Section 16 - Additional Information

MSDS Creation Date: 4/23/1999
Revision #4 Date: 6/08/2001
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