Agent Name

Barium carbonate

CAS Number

513-77-9

Formula

C-H2-O3.Ba

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

BF 1 (salt); BW-C3; BW-P; Barium carbonate (1:1); Barium carbonate (BaCO3); Barium monocarbonate; C.I. 77099; C.I. Pigment White 10; CI 77099; CI Pigment White 10; Carbonic acid, barium salt (1:1); Pigment White 10; Barium carbonate (1:1); Carbonic acid, barium salt; Carbonic acid, barium salt (1:1); [ChemIDplus] UN1564; Witherite is a natural form of barium carbonate. [HSDB]

Category

Metals, Inorganic Compounds

Description

Water insoluble, white powder; [CAMEO]

Sources/Uses

Used to manufacture paper, special glass, ceramics, bricks, enamels, paints, rubber, electrodes, and barium salts; Used in oil well drilling, especially through gypsum; Used in brines as a precipitant and in baths as a case hardener; Was used as a rat poison; [HSDB]

Comments

Toxic by ingestion; [CAMEO] Practically insoluble in water; In an animal experiment, application to eye caused a slight corneal opacity. [CHEMINFO] See "Barium."

Exposure Assessment
Explanatory Notes

ERG is for "Barium compound, n.o.s." Vapor pressure is negligible. Melting point = 811 deg C; [HSDB]

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