Barium & Chemicals, Inc.

Safety Data Sheet
Revision: 4
Revision Date: 8/17/2016


1.) Identification
        Product Name: Barium Carbonate
        Product Number: BA1100
        Product Formula: BaCO3
        Manufacturer: Barium & Chemicals, Inc.
PO Box 218
515 Kingsdale Road
Steubenville, Ohio 43952-5218

Phone: 740-282-9776
Fax: 740-282-9161

        Emergency Phone: Chemtrec 800-424-9300
        International: 703-527-3887

Emergency Overview
OSHA Hazards
Target Organs
GHS Classifications
Acute toxicity, Oral (Category 4)
GHS Label Elements, Including Precautionary Statements
Signal Word     Warning
Hazard Statement(s)
H302 Harmful if swallowed.
Precautionary Statement(s)
P264 Wash skin thoroughly after handling
P270 Do not eat, dring, or smoke when using this product
P301 + P312 IF SWALLOWED: Call a POISON CENTER or doctor / physician if you feel unwell
P330 Rinse mouth
P501 Dispose of contents/container to an approved waste disposal plant
HMIS Classification
Health Hazard 2
Flammability 0
Physical Hazards 0
NFPA Rating
Health Hazard 2
Fire 0
Reactivity Hazard 0
Potential Health Effects
Inhalation May be harmful if inhaled. May cause respiratory tract irritation.
Skin May be harmful if absorbed through skin. May cause skin irritation.
Eyes May cause eye irritation.
Ingestion Toxic if swallowed.

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Remove to fresh air. If not breathing, give artificial respiration. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen. Get medical attention immediately and contact a poison control center.
Skin Contact
Immediately flush skin with plenty of soap and water for at least 15 minutes. Remove contaminated clothing and shoes. Wash clothing before reuse. Thoroughly clean shoes before reuse. Get medical attention if irritation develops.
Eye Contact
Immediately flush eyes with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes, lifting upper and lower eyelids occasionally. Get medical attention if irritation persists.
Ingestion Contact
Induce vomiting immediately as directed by medical personnel. Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person. Get medical aid immediately.
Physician Notes:
Precipitate ingested soluble barium compounds as benign insoluble barium sulfate using an Epsom (MgSO4) or a Glauber's (NaSO4) salt solution. Dilute copiously with water or milk. Evacuate via nasogastric aspiration or induction of emisis. Monitor electrolytes, especially potassium (treat for hypokalemia), electrocardiogram and rhythm, and acid/base status. Induce brisk diuresis. Calcium gluconate may be helpful for muscle spasms. Provide oxygen by nasal cannula or mask and other supportive treatment for symptoms as clinically indicated.

Extinguishing Media
Use water spray, alcohol-resistant foam, dry chemical, or carbon dioxide.
Special Fire Fighting Procedures
In the event of a fire, wear full protective clothing and NIOSH-approved self-contained breathing apparatus with full face piece operated in the pressure demand or other positive pressure mode.
Fire and Explosion Hazzards
Not considered to be an explosion hazard.
Hazardous Combustion Products
Carbon oxides and Barium oxide formed under fire conditions.
Protective Measure in Fire
No special equipment is required. Wash off any barium carbonate which may contact the body, clothing, or equipment.

Personal Precaution in Spill
Use personal protective equipment. Avoid dust formation. Avoid breathing vapors, mist, or gas. Ensure adequate ventilation. Avoid breathing dust.
Try to keep material dry and prevent material from entering storm sewers or ditches leading to natural waterways. Ventilate area of leak or spill. Keep unnecessary and unprotected people away from area of spill.
Spill Clean Up
For small spill, carefully shovel up or sweep up spilled material and place in suitable container. For large spill, mix with excess sulfate to make the material non-hazardous, or dispose of material in an approved hazardous waste landfill. Avoid generating dust. Spilled product could be RCRA hazardous waste because of it soluble barium content.

Usage Precautions
Avoid contact with skin and eyes. Avoid formation of dust and aerosols. Provide appropriate exhaust ventilation at places where dust is formed.
Usage Descriptions
Storage Precautions
Handling Precautions
Keep in a tightly closed container, stored in a cool, dry, ventilated area. Protect against physical damage. Isolate from incompatible substances. Containers of this material may be hazardous when empty since they retain product residues (dust, solids); observe all warnings and precautions listed for the product.

Protective Equipment
A system of local and/or general exhaust is recommended to keep employee exposures below the Airborne Exposure Limits. Local exhaust ventilation is generally preferred because it can control the emissions of the contaminant at its source, preventing dispersion of it into the general work area. Please refer to the ACGIH document, Industrial Ventilation, A Manual of Recommended Practices, most recent edition, for details.
Process Conditions
For Soluble Barium Compounds: OSHA Permissible Exposure Limit (PEL): 0.5 mg (Ba)/m3 ACGIH Threshold Limit Value (TLV): 0.5 mg (Ba)/m3 A4 - not classifiable as a human carcinogen
If the exposure limit is exceeded and engineering controls are not feasible, a full face piece particulate respirator (NIOSH type N100 filters) may be worn for up to 50 times the exposure limit or the maximum use concentration specified by the appropriate regulatory agency or respirator supplier, whichever is lowest. If oil particles (e.g. lubricants, cutting fluids. glycerine, etc.) are present, use a NIOSH type R or P filter. For emergencies or instances where the exposure levels are not known, use a full-face piece positive-pressure, air-supplied respirator. WARNING: Air-purifying respirators do not protect workers in oxygen-deficient atmospheres.
Protective Gloves
Handle with gloves. Gloves must be inspected prior to use. Use proper glove removal technique (without touching glove's outer surface) to avoid skin contact with this product. Dispose of contaminated gloves after use in accordance with applicable laws and good laboratory practices. Wash and dry hands.
Eye Protection
Use chemical safety goggles and/or full face shield where dusting or splashing of solutions is possible. Maintain eye wash fountain and quick-drench facilities in work area.
Other Protection
Wear impervious protective clothing, including boots, lab coat, apron or coveralls, as appropriate, to prevent skin contact.
Hygienic Work Practices
Handle in accordance with good industrial hygiene and safety practice. Wash hands before breaks and at the end of work day.

a) Appearance (physical state, color, etc.)
White powder or granules
b) Odor
c) Odor threshold
No data available
d) pH
6.8 @ 3.67 g/l @ 37C (99F)
e) Melting Point/freezing point
811C (1492F)
f) Initial boiling Point and boiling range
1300C(2372 F)
g) Flash Point
No data available
h) Evaporation rate
No data available
i) Flammability (solid,gas)
No data available
j) Upper/lower flammability or explosive limits
No data available
k) Vapor pressure
No data available
l) Vapor density
No data available
m) Relative density
4.29 g / cl3 @ 19C (66F)
n) Solubility(ies)
slightly in water 0.0001 g/l in H2O
o) Partition coefficient: n-octanol/water
No data available
p) Auto-ignition temperature
No data available
q) Decomposition temperature
> 1300 C (2372 F)
r) Viscosity
No data available
s) Specific Gravity
No data available

Stable under ordinary conditions of use and storage.
Hazardous Decomp Products
May produce oxides of carbon and the contained metal.
Conditions to Avoid
Heat, dusting and incompatibles: bromine trifluoride, 2-furanpercarboxylic acid, halogens, combustibles, and acids. (It is acid soluble with release of carbon dioxide.)

Toxic Dose LD 50
418 mg/kg (oral rat)
Toxicological Info
Barium carbonate is converted to barium chloride in the stomach.
No studies. Inhaled dust is expected to exhibit the same sytemic toxicity as above because barium carbonate is cleared from the lungs into the bloodstream.
Contact may be slightly irritating. Barium ion is not expected to pass through intact skin.
The dust is expected to be slightly to moderately irritating.
Medical Symptoms
No information found.

In turbid water at 20C, the 96 hour TLM has been reported as 10,000 mg/l for Mosquito Fish (Gambusia Affinis). This would have been suspended rather than dissolved barium carbonate.
BaCO3 is not water soluble and occurs in nature as the mineral witherite. It reacts with sulfate ions in the environment to form barium sulfate. No appreciable bioconcentration is expected in the environment because barium sulfate is naturally present
Chemical Fate
Barium carbonate is expected to react with sulfate in the environment to form inert, non-toxic barium sulfate which is insoluble in both water and acids.

Disposal Methods
Whatever cannot be saved for recovery or recycling should be managed in an appropriate and approved waste facility. Although not a listed RCRA hazardous waste, this material may exhibit one or more characteristics of a hazardous waste and require appropriate analysis to determine specific disposal requirements. Processing, use or contamination of this product may change the waste management options. State and local disposal regulations may differ from federal disposal regulations. Dispose of container and unused contents in accordance with federal, state and local requirements.
General Cleaning

Proper Shipping Name
Barium Compounds, N.O.S. (Barium Carbonate)
Hazzard Class
UN Number
Packing Group
Proper Shipping Name
Barium Compounds, N.O.S. (Barium Carbonate)
Hazzard Class
UN Number
Packing Group
F-A, S-A
Shipping Options for this product include
UPS    FedEx    Plane    Truck    Boat    Rail

Transportation Notes NMFC 43330 -- CLASS 55 HST 2827.39.45.00

Chemical Inventory Status Part 1
Ingredient CASNO TSCA EINECS China Japan Austrialia
Barium Carbonate 513-77-9 Yes Yes No Yes Yes

Chemical Inventory Status Part 2
Ingredient CASNO Korea DSL NDSL Phil.
Barium Carbonate 513-77-9 Yes Yes No Yes

Federal, State, International Regulations- Part 1
Ingredient CASNO SARA 302
Barium Carbonate 513-77-9 No No No
SARA 313
Barium compound

Federal, State, International Regulations- Part 2
Ingredient CASNO RCRA 261.33 TSCA 8(d) CERCLA
Barium Carbonate 513-77-9 No No No

Additional Items
Chemical Weapons Convention Acute TSCA 12(b) CDTA SARA 311/312 Reactivity Chronic
No Yes No No No No No
Fire Pressure Austrialian HazChem Code Poison Schedule WHMIS
No No No No No

Information Sources
Revision Comments
Revised November 2012 for GHS Standards. Updated 2-20-15 Revised February 2014 to align with internal document control. Updated 8-17-2016
Other Information
Label Hazard Warning: DANGER! MAY BE FATAL IF SWALLOWED. HARMFUL IF INHALED. MAY CAUSE IRRITATION TO SKIN, EYES, AND RESPIRATORY TRACT. AFFECTS MUSCLES (INCLUDING THE HEART), AND CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM. Label Precautions: Avoid breathing dust. Avoid contact with eyes, skin and clothing. Keep container closed. Use only with adequate ventilation. Wash thoroughly after handling. Label First Aid: If swallowed, induce vomiting immediately as directed by medical personnel. Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person. Get medical attention immediately. If inhaled, remove to fresh air. If not breathing, give artificial respiration. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen. In case of contact, immediately flush eyes or skin with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes. In all cases call a physician. Product Use: Laboratory Reagent.

Barium & Chemicals, Inc. provides this information as it relates only to the specific product designated herein. All information contained in this SDS should be provided to the user's employees and/or customers. The information contained herein relates only to the environmental, health and safety precautions for the product and is not intended to be relied upon as technical specifications for commercial or other purposes. Do not use the ingredient information and/or ingredient percentages in this SDS as product specification. For product specification refer to a Product Specification and/or a Certificate of Analysis provided by or requested from Barium & Chemicals, Inc. This information relates only to the product designated herein, and does not relate to its use in combination with any other material or in any other process. This information is intended only as a guide to the appropriate handling of the product by a properly trained person. Individuals receiving this information must exercise their independent judgment in determining its appropriateness for a a particular purpose. Conditions of use are beyond the control of Barium & Chemicals, Inc. Users are responsible to verify the applicability of this information under their own operating conditions to determine whether the product is suitable for a particular purpose and assume all risks of use, handling and disposal of the product, or from the publication, reliance upon or other use of the information contained herein. This information is furnished without warranty, expressed or implied;except that it is accurate to the best knowledge of Barium & Chemicals, Inc. and is based upon data obtained from the manufacturer and/or recognized technical sources. Barium & Chemicals, Inc. expressively disclaims all express or implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose, with respect to the product of information provided herein, and shall under no circumstances be liable for incidental or consequential damages. Barium & chemicals, Inc. assumes no responsibility for use, or reliance upon this information. Compliance with all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations remains the responsibility of the user.