Agent Name

Barium nitrite

CAS Number

13465-94-6

Formula

Ba.2H-N-O2

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Nitrous acid, barium salt (2:1); [ChemIDplus] UN2627

Category

Metals, Inorganic Compounds

Description

Solid; [Merck Index] White to yellow powder; [MSDSonline] Solubility--no data found;

Sources/Uses

Used in diazotization reactions, corrosion inhibitors, and explosives; [Merck Index]

Comments

Harmful by ingestion or inhalation; [MSDSonline] See "Barium" and "NITRATES and NITRITES."

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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