Agent Name

Barium acetate

CAS Number

543-80-6

Formula

C4-H6-O4.Ba

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Barium diacetate; Octan barnaty [Czech]; Acetic acid, barium salt; [ChemIDplus] UN1564

Category

Organic Acids, Metal Salts

Description

White solid; [Hawley] White crystals, soluble in water; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used as a chemical reagent; to make other acetates; as a textile mordant; in paint and varnish driers; [Hawley] Used as a lubricant and catalyst; [Merck Index]

Comments

Can cause hypokalemia, cardiac arrhythmias, and muscular paralysis; [ICSC] Harmful by ingestion or inhalation; Oral LD50 (rat) = 921 mg/kg; [MSDSonline] See "Barium."

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

Adverse Effects
ACGIH Carcinogen

Not Classifiable

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