Agent Name

Barium azide

CAS Number

18810-58-7

Formula

Ba-N6

Major Category

Other Uses

Synonyms

UN0224 (Explosives 1.1A); UN1571

Category

Explosives

Description

White crystalline slurry; [CAMEO]

Sources/Uses

An explosive that is less sensitive to mechanical shock than lead azide; Used to make other metal azides and extra pure nitrogen; [Wikipedia]

Comments

Highly flammable and explosive; [CAMEO] 50% Slurry in water: An irritant; Highly toxic by ingestion; Harmful by inhalation and skin absorption; Targets the heart and nerves; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS] See "Lead azide."

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 (soluble compds)

IDLH (NIOSH)

50 mg/m3, as Ba

Explanatory Notes

The Guide in the Emergency Response Guidebook is for "Barium azide, wetted with not less than 50% water."

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