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BARIUM ACETATE ICSC: 1073
Date of Peer Review: October 2001

Dibarium diacetate
Acetic acid, barium salt
CAS # 543-80-6 C4H6BaO4
RTECS # AF4550000 Molecular mass: 255.4
UN # 1564
EC Index # 056-002-007
TYPES OF HAZARD / EXPOSURE ACUTE HAZARDS / SYMPTOMS PREVENTION FIRST AID / FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Not combustible.

In case of fire in the surroundings: use appropriate extinguishing media.
EXPLOSION


EXPOSURE
PREVENT DISPERSION OF DUST! STRICT HYGIENE!

Inhalation
Local exhaust or breathing protection.
Fresh air, rest.
Skin
Protective gloves.
Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap.
Eyes
Safety spectacles.
First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then take to a doctor.
Ingestion Abdominal pain. Diarrhoea. Nausea. Vomiting. Weakness. Shortness of breath.
Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.
Rinse mouth. Refer for medical attention. See Notes.
SPILLAGE DISPOSAL PACKAGING & LABELLING
Sweep spilled substance into covered containers; if appropriate, moisten first to prevent dusting. Carefully collect remainder, then remove to safe place. Do NOT let this chemical enter the environment. Personal protection: P2 filter respirator for harmful particles.
EU Classification
Symbol: Xn
R: 20/22
S: (2-)-28
Note: [A]
UN Classification
UN Hazard Class: 6.1
UN Pack Group: III
EMERGENCY RESPONSE STORAGE
Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-61S1564-III (barium compounds)
Separated from strong oxidants, acids, food and feedstuffs.
IPCS
International
Programme on
Chemical Safety
Prepared in the context of cooperation between the International Programme on Chemical Safety and the Commission of the European Communities IPCS, CEC 2005

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BARIUM ACETATE ICSC: 1073
IMPORTANT DATA
PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
WHITE CRYSTALS OR POWDER.

CHEMICAL DANGERS:
The substance decomposes on burning producing toxic fumes. Reacts with strong oxidants and acids.

OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS:
TLV: (as Ba) 0.5 mg/m as TWA; A4 (not classifiable as a human carcinogen); (ACGIH 2004).
MAK: (as Ba) (Inhalable fraction) 0.5 mg/m; Peak limitation category: II(2); (DFG 2004).
ROUTES OF EXPOSURE:
The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation of its aerosol and by ingestion.

INHALATION RISK:
A harmful concentration of airborne particles can be reached quickly when dispersed, especially if powdered.

EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:
The substance may cause effects on the gastrointestinal tract and, by lowering the serum potassium level, on the muscles, heart and nervous system, resulting in muscle paralysis, cardiac dysrythmia and respiratory failure. Exposure (ingestion of high doses) may result in death.

PHYSICAL PROPERTIES
Density: 2.47 g/cm
Solubility in water, g/100 ml at 20C: 59
ENVIRONMENTAL DATA
The substance is harmful to aquatic organisms.
NOTES
Specific treatment is necessary in case of poisoning with this substance; the appropriate means with instructions must be available. Card has been partly updated in October 2005. See section Occupational Exposure Limits.
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