Agent Name

Barium ferrocyanide

CAS Number

13821-06-2

Formula

C6-Fe-N6.2Ba

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Dibarium hexacyanoferrate; [ChemIDplus] Barium hexacyanoferrate(II); [Alfa Aesar MSDS] UN1564

Category

Metals, Inorganic Compounds

Description

Cream colored powder; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Comments

Ferrocyanide complexes are stable and practically nontoxic because of the strong bonding between iron and cyanide. Cyanide ions may be formed slowly when the chemical is irradiated with UV light. [Ullmann] An irritant; Toxic by inhalation; Harmful by ingestion; [Alfa Aesar MSDS] 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

Explanatory Notes

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

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