Barium Chloride Dihydrate



**** MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET ****

Barium Chloride Dihydrate
02371

**** SECTION 1 - CHEMICAL PRODUCT AND COMPANY IDENTIFICATION ****

MSDS Name: Barium Chloride Dihydrate
Catalog Numbers:
B33 10, B33 50, B33-10, B33-50, B3310, B3350, B34 10, B34 100, B34 3,
B34 500, B34-10, B34-100, B34-3, B34-500, B3410, B34100, B343, B34500,
S71245, S71245-1, S712451, S71248-1, S712481, S71248R
Synonyms:
Barium dichloride dihydrate
Company Identification: Fisher Scientific
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**** SECTION 2 - COMPOSITION, INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS ****

+------------+------------------------------------+---------+-----------+
| CAS# | Chemical Name | % | EINECS# |
|------------|------------------------------------|---------|-----------|
| 10326-27-9|BARIUM CHLORIDE DIHYDRATE |>99% |unlisted |
+------------+------------------------------------+---------+-----------+
Hazard Symbols: XN
Risk Phrases: 20/22

**** SECTION 3 - HAZARDS IDENTIFICATION ****

EMERGENCY OVERVIEW
Appearance: Colorless flat crystals.
WARNING! CAUSES RESPIRATORY TRACT IRRITATION. HARMFUL IF SWALLOWED.
MAY CAUSE KIDNEY DAMAGE. MAY CAUSE CARDIAC DISTURBANCES. MAY CAUSE
LUNG DAMAGE. CAUSES EYE AND SKIN IRRITATION. MAY CAUSE DIGESTIVE
TRACT IRRITATION WITH NAUSEA, VOMITING, AND DIARRHEA.
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 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), tingling of the mouth or
face, numbness, muscle paralysis, respiratory failure, slow pulse rate
, pulmonary edema, irregular heart beat, and potassium deficiency in t
he 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 lids. 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.
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.
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.
Extinguishing Media:
For small fires, use dry chemical, carbon dioxide, water spray or
alcohol-resistant foam.
Autoignition Temperature: Not applicable.
Flash Point: Not applicable.
NFPA Rating: Not published.
Explosion Limits, Lower: Not available.
Upper: Not available.

**** 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. Avoid generating dusty conditions.

**** 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:
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 DIH|soluble |none listed |as Ba: 0.5 mg/m3 |
| YDRATE |compounds, as Ba: | | TWA (listed |
| |0.5 mg/m3 TWA | | under BARIUM |
| |(listed under | | |
| |BARIUM | | |
+--------------------+-------------------+-------------------+-----------------+

OSHA Vacated PELs:
BARIUM CHLORIDE DIHYDRATE:
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.
Skin:
Wear appropriate protective gloves to prevent skin
exposure.
Clothing:
Wear appropriate protective clothing to prevent skin
exposure.
Respirators:
Follow the OSHA respirator regulations found in 29CFR
1010.134. Always use a NIOSH-approved respirator when
necessary.

**** SECTION 9 - PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES ****

Physical State: Solid
Appearance: Colorless flat crystals.
Odor: Not available.
pH: Not available.
Vapor Pressure: Negligible.
Vapor Density: Not applicable.
Evaporation Rate: Negligible.
Viscosity: Not applicable.
Boiling Point: 96_F
Freezing/Melting Point: 235_F
Decomposition Temperature: 100_C
Solubility: 58.7% @ 100C
Specific Gravity/Density: 3.097
Molecular Formula: BaCl2.2H2O
Molecular Weight: 244.2628

**** SECTION 10 - STABILITY AND REACTIVITY ****

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

**** SECTION 11 - TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION ****

RTECS#:
CAS# 10326-27-9: CQ8751000
LD50/LC50:
Not available.
Carcinogenicity:
BARIUM CHLORIDE DIHYDRATE -
Not listed by ACGIH, IARC, NIOSH, NTP, or OSHA.
Epidemiology:
No data available.
Teratogenicity:
No data available.
Reproductive Effects:
No data available.
Neurotoxicity:
No data available.
Mutagenicity:
No data available.
Other Studies:
No data available.

**** SECTION 12 - ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION ****

Ecotoxicity:
Barium chloride accumulates in plants when it exceeds calcium and
magnesium levels in soil.
Environmental Fate:
Not available.
Physical/Chemical:
Not available.
Other:
Not available.

**** SECTION 13 - DISPOSAL CONSIDERATIONS ****

Dispose of in a manner consistent with federal, state, and local regulations.
RCRA D-Series Maximum Concentration of Contaminants: Not listed.
RCRA D-Series Chronic Toxicity Reference Levels: Not listed.
RCRA F-Series: Not listed.
RCRA P-Series: Not listed.
RCRA U-Series: Not listed.
Not listed as a material banned from land disposal according to RCRA.

**** SECTION 14 - TRANSPORT INFORMATION ****

US DOT
Shipping Name: BARIUM COMPOUNDS, N.O.S.
Hazard Class: 6.1
UN Number: UN1564
Packing Group: III
IMO
No information available.
IATA
No information available.
RID/ADR
No information available.
Canadian TDG
Shipping Name: BARIUM COMPOUNDS NOS (BARIUM CHLORIDE)
Hazard Class: 6.1
UN Number: UN1564

**** SECTION 15 - REGULATORY INFORMATION ****

A. Federal
TSCA
CAS# 10326-27-9 is not on the TSCA Inventory. It is a hydrate and
exempt from TSCA Inventory requirements (40CFR270.3(u)(2)).
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.
CERCLA/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.
Section 313
No chemicals are 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.
B. State
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.
C. International
Canada
None of the chemicals in this product are listed on the DSL/NDSL list.
CAS# 10326-27-9 is not listed on Canada's Ingredient Disclosure List.
European Labeling in Accordance with EC Directives
Hazard Symbols: XN
Risk Phrases:
R 20/22 Harmful by inhalation and if swallowed.
Safety Phrases:
S 28A After contact with skin, wash immediately with
plenty of water.
Exposure Limits:
OEL-AUSTRALIA:TWA 0.5 mg(Ba)/m3. OEL-AUSTRIA:TWA 0.5 mg(Ba)/m3. OEL-BE
LGIUM:TWA 0.5 mg(Ba)/m3. OEL-DENMARK:TWA 0.5 mg(Ba)/m3. OEL-FINLAND:TW
A 0.5 mg(Ba)/m3. OEL-GERMANY:TWA 0.5 mg(Ba)/m3 (total dust). OEL-HUNGA
RY: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 mg(Ba)/m3;STEL 1.5 m
g(Ba)/m3. OEL-SWITZERLAND:TWA 0.5 mg(Ba)/m3;STEL 1 mg(Ba)/m. OEL-TURKE
Y:TWA 0.5 mg(Ba)/m3. OEL-UNITED KINGDOM:TWA 0.5 mg(Ba)/m3. OEL IN BULG
ARIA, COLOMBIA, JORDAN, KOREA check ACGIH TLV. OEL IN NEW ZEALAND, SIN
GAPORE, VIETNAM check ACGI TLV

**** SECTION 16 - ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ****

Additional Information:
Added NFPA codes to Section 5. Added SARA classifications to Section
15.
Section 3, Emer Overview, added "WARNING!..".
Section 3, Emer Overview, added "HARMFUL IF SWALLOWED...".
Section 3, Emer Overview, added "CAUSES EYE AND SKIN
IRRITATION...".
Section 3, Emer Overview, added "CAUSES RESPIRATORY TRACT
IRRITATION..".
Section 3, Emer Overview, added "MAY CAUSE DIGESTIVE TRACT
IRRITATIO..".
Section 3, Emer Overview, added "MAY CAUSE LUNG DAMAGE...".
Section 3, Emer Overview, added "MAY CAUSE CARDIAC
DISTURBANCES...".
Section 3, Emer Overview, added "MAY CAUSE KIDNEY DAMAGE...".
Section 3, Eye Effects, added "Contact produces irritation,
tearin..".
Section 3, Eye Effects, added "May cause conjunctivitis...".
Section 3, Skin Effects, added "Causes skin irritation...".
Section 3, Inhalation Effects, added "Causes respiratory tract
irritation..".
Section 3, Inhalation Effects, added "May cause effects similar to
those..".
Section 3, Ingestion Effects, added "Harmful if swallowed...".
Section 3, Ingestion Effects, added "May cause kidney damage...".
Section 3, Ingestion Effects, added "May cause severe digestive
tract ir..".
Section 3, Ingestion Effects, added "May cause hemorrhaging of the
diges..".
Section 3, Chronic Effects, added "No information found...".
Section 4, Eye First Aid, added "Flush eyes with plenty of water
for..".
Section 4, Eye First Aid, added "Get medical aid...".
Section 4, Skin First Aid, added "Flush skin with plenty of soap
and..".
Section 4, Skin First Aid, added "Get medical aid...".
Section 4, Inhalation First Aid, added "Remove from exposure to
fresh air i..".
Section 4, Inhalation First Aid, added "If not breathing, give
artificial r..".
Section 4, Inhalation First Aid, added "If breathing is difficult,
give oxy..".
Section 4, Inhalation First Aid, added "Get medical aid...".
Section 4, Ingestion First Aid, added "Do NOT induce vomiting...".
Section 4, Ingestion First Aid, added "If victim is conscious and
alert, g..".
Section 4, Ingestion First Aid, added "Never give anything by mouth
to an..".
Section 4, Ingestion First Aid, added "Get medical aid
immediately...".
Section 5, Extinguishing Media, added "For small fires, use dry
chemical,..".
Section 5, General Firefighting, added "As in any fire, wear a self-
contain..".
Section 6, Spills/Leaks, added "Vacuum or sweep up material and pla.
.".
Section 6, Spills/Leaks, added "Avoid generating dusty conditions...
".
Section 7, Handling, added "Wash thoroughly after handling...".
Section 7, Handling, added "Wash hands before eating...".
Section 7, Handling, added "Use with adequate ventilation...".
Section 7, Handling, added "Minimize dust generation and accumu..".
Section 7, Handling, added "Avoid contact with skin and eyes...".
Section 7, Handling, added "Do not ingest or inhale...".
Section 7, Storage, added "Keep away from heat and flame...".
Section 7, Storage, added "Keep away from sources of ignition...".
Section 7, Storage, added "Store in a cool, dry, well-ventilat..".
Section 8, Engin. Controls, added "Use adequate general or local exh
au..".
Section 8, Eye Protection, added "Wear appropriate protective eyegla
s..".
Section 8, Skin Protection, added "Wear appropriate protective glove
s..".
Section 8, Clothing, added "Wear appropriate protective clothin..".
Section 8, Respirators, added "Follow the OSHA respirator regulati..
".
Section 9, Physical Properties has changed.
Section 10, Stability, added "Stable...".
Section 10, Condit. to Avoid, added "ignition sources..".
Section 10, Condit. to Avoid, added "excess heat..".
Section 10, Condit. to Avoid, added "strong oxidants..".
Section 10, Decomposition Prod., added "hydrogen chloride..".
Section 10, Decomposition Prod., added "chlorine..".
Section 10, Incompatibilities has changed.
Section 11, Epidemiology has changed.
Section 11, Neurotoxicity has changed.
Section 11, Teratogenicity has changed.
Section 11, Mutagenicity has changed.
Section 11, Reproductive has changed.
Section 11, Other Info has changed.
Section 12, Ecology Info has changed.
Section 12, Environ. Info has changed.
Section 12, Physical Info has changed.
Section 12, Other Info has changed.
MSDS Creation Date: 3/24/1995 Revision Date: 3/04/1996

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