Agent Name

Barium chromate

CAS Number

10294-40-3

Formula

Ba.Cr-H2-O4

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Barium chromate (1:1); Barium chromate(VI); Barium chromium oxide (BaCrO4); Baryta Yellow; C.I. 77103; C.I. Pigment Yellow 31; CI 77103; CI Pigment Ylllow 31; Chromic acid, barium salt (1:1); Lemon Yellow; Lemon chrome; Lwmon Yellow (inorganic pigment); Permanent Yellow; Pigment Yellow 31; Ultramarine Yellow; [ChemIDplus] UN1564

Category

Chromium Compounds, Inorganic

Description

Yellow solid; [Merck Index] Yellow odorless powder; Insoluble in water; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used as a pigment (artists' colors and colorant in glass, ceramics, and porcelain), corrosion inhibitor (jointing pastes and metal primers); Also used in pyrotechnics, fuses, safety matches, ignition control devices, and high-temperature batteries; [HSDB] Used in corrosion-resistant paints; [Ullmann]

Comments

A corrosive substance that can cause injury to the skin, eyes, and respiratory tract; Inhalation may cause chemical pneumonitis; May cause skin sensitization; Chromium (VI) compounds are carcinogens and toxic to the liver and kidneys; [MSDSonline] See "Chromium" and the linked diseases.

Exposure Assessment
TLV (ACGIH)

0.01 mg/m3, as Cr

PEL (OSHA)

0.005 mg/m3, as Cr

Explanatory Notes

The Guide in the Emergency Response Guidebook is for "Barium compound, n.o.s."

Adverse Effects
Skin Sensitizer

Yes

Asthma

Yes

Toxic Pneumonitis

Yes

Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

Nephrotoxin

Yes

Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

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