Agent Name

Barium chloride dihydrate

CAS Number

10326-27-9

Formula

Ba-Cl2.2H2-O

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Barium dichloride dihydrate; [ChemIDplus] UN1564

Category

Metals, Inorganic Compounds

Description

White solid; [ICSC] White powder, soluble in water; [MSDSonline] Crystallizes from aqueous solutions as dihydrate; Water of crystallization lost at 110 to 160 deg C; [Ullmann]

Sources/Uses

Used to make pigments, color lakes, and glass; Also used as a dye mordant, in aluminum refining, as a pesticide, as a boiler water additive, and in tanning/finishing leather; [Merck Index]

Comments

A skin, eye, and respiratory tract irritant; May cause cardiac and nervous system effects; [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

IDLH (NIOSH)

50 mg/m3, as Ba

Explanatory Notes

mp = 113 deg C; [MSDSonline]

Adverse Effects
ACGIH Carcinogen

Not Classifiable

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