Agent Name

Barium chlorate

CAS Number

13477-00-4

Formula

Cl2-O6.Ba

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Ba Chlorate; Chlorate de baryum [French]; Chloric acid, barium salt; Clorato barico [Spanish]; [ChemIDplus] UN1445

Category

Metals, Inorganic Compounds

Description

Colorless or white solid; [Hawley] Soluble in water; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used in pyrotechnics; in the manufacture of explosives and matches; as a mordant in dyeing; in the manufacture of other chlorates; [HSDB]

Comments

A skin, eye, and respiratory tract irritant; Can induce methemoglobinemia; Can cause hypokalemia, cardiac arrhythmias, and muscular paralysis; [ICSC] 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
Methemoglobinemia

Methemoglobinemia, Secondary

ACGIH Carcinogen

Not Classifiable

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