Agent Name

Barium nitrite hydrate

CAS Number

115216-77-8

Formula

Ba.N2-O4.xH2-O

Major Category

Metals

Category

Metals, Inorganic Compounds

Description

Solid; Soluble in water; [Merck Index]

Sources/Uses

Used in diazotization reactions, rust inhibitors, and explosives; [Merck Index]

Comments

"Poisonous!" [Merck Index] See "Barium nitrite."

Exposure Assessment
TLV (ACGIH)

0.5 mg/m3, as Ba

PEL (OSHA)

0.5 mg/m3, as Ba

MAK

0.5 mg/m3, as Ba, inhalable fraction

IDLH (NIOSH)

50 mg/m3, as Ba

Adverse Effects
Methemoglobinemia

Methemoglobinemia, Secondary

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