Barium & Chemicals, Inc.

Safety Data Sheet
Revision: 4
Revision Date: 5/6/2015


1.) Identification
        Product Name: Barium Acetate
        Product Number: BA1010
        Product Formula: Ba(C2H3O2)2
        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 Organ Effect, Toxic by inhalation, Harmful by ingestion.
Target Organs
Heart, Nerves, Kidney, Gastrointestinal tract, Bone marrow, Spleen, Liver.
GHS Classifications
Acute toxicity, Oral (Category 4), H302
Acute toxicity, Inhalation (Category 4), H332
GHS Label Elements, Including Precautionary Statements
Signal Word     Warning
Hazard Statement(s)
H302+H332 Harmful if swallowed or inhaled.
Precautionary Statement(s)
P261 P312
P264 P330
P270 P501
P271 Please see section 16 for complete description of precautionary statements.
HMIS Classification
Health Hazard 2
Flammability 0
Physical Hazards 0
Chronic Health Hazard *
NFPA Rating
Health Hazard 2
Fire 0
Reactivity Hazard 0
Potential Health Effects
Inhalation Toxic if inhaled. May cause respiratory tract irritation.
Skin Harmful if absorbed through skin. May cause skin irritation.
Eyes May cause eye irritation.
Ingestion Harmful if swallowed.

208-849-0 100% 543-80-6

If breathed in, move person into fresh air. If not breathing, give artificial respiration. Consult a physician.
Skin Contact
Immediately flush skin with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes. Remove contaminated clothing and shoes. Get medical attention. Wash clothing before reuse. Thoroughly clean shoes before reuse.
Eye Contact
Immediately flush eyes with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes, lifting upper and lower eyelids occasionally. Get medical attention.
Ingestion Contact
Induce vomiting immediately as directed by medical personnel. Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person. Get medical attention immediately.
Note to Physician:
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
This material is not flammable or combustible.
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
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.

Personal Precaution in Spill
Use personal protective equipment. Avoid dust formation. Avoid breathing vapors, mist, or gas. Ensure adequate ventilation. Avoid breathing dust.
Do not let product enter drains.
Spill Clean Up
Pick up and arrange disposal without creating dust. Sweep up and shovel. Keep in suitable, closed containers for disposal.

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
Keep container tightly closed in a dry and well-ventilated area.
Handling Precautions
Wash thoroughly after handling. Wash hands before eating. Avoid contact with eyes, skin, and clothing. Do not ingest or inhale. Use with adequate ventilation. Minimize dust generation and accumulation. Keep in a tightly closed container, stored in a cool, dry, ventilated area. Keep from contact with oxidizing materials. Protect against physical damage. 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
If the exposure limit is exceeded, a full face piece respirator with dust/mist filter may be worn up to 50 times the exposure limit or the maximum use concentration specified by the appropriate regulatory agency or respirator supplier, whichever is lowest. 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. Maintain eye wash fountain and quick-drench facilities in work area.
Other Protection
The type of protective equipment must be selected according to the concentration and amount of the dangerous substance at the specific workplace.
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 Crystalline
b) Odor
Slight Acetic Acid odor or Odorless
c) Odor threshold
No data available
d) pH
7.0-8.5 @ 50g/l @ 25C(77F)
e) Melting Point/freezing point
No Data Available
f) Initial boiling Point and boiling range
No Data Available
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
2.470 g/cm3
n) Solubility(ies)
Soluble 1 g/1.5 ml H2O
o) Partition coefficient: n-octanol/water
No data available
p) Auto-ignition temperature
No data available
q) Decomposition temperature
No Data Available
r) Viscosity
No data available
s) Specific Gravity
No data available

Stable under ordinary conditions of use and storage.
Hazardous Decomp Products
Carbon dioxide, Carbon monoxide, Barium oxide
Conditions to Avoid
Strong oxidizing agents and acids.

Toxic Dose LD 50
921 mg/kg (oral rat)
Toxicological Info
No Data Available
No Data Available
No Data Available
No Data Available
Medical Symptoms
No Data Available

No Data Available
No Data Available
Chemical Fate
This material may bioaccumulate to some extent.

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 Acetate)
Hazzard Class
UN Number
Packing Group
Proper Shipping Name
Barium Compounds, N.O.S. (Barium Acetate)
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 45615-7 -- CLASS 77.5 HST 2804.69.50.00

Chemical Inventory Status Part 1
Ingredient CASNO TSCA EINECS China Japan Austrialia
Barium Acetate 543-80-6 Yes Yes No Yes Yes

Chemical Inventory Status Part 2
Ingredient CASNO Korea DSL NDSL Phil.
Barium Acetate 543-80-6 No Yes No Yes

Federal, State, International Regulations- Part 1
Ingredient CASNO SARA 302
Barium Acetate 543-80-6 No No No
SARA 313
Barium compound

Federal, State, International Regulations- Part 2
Ingredient CASNO RCRA 261.33 TSCA 8(d) CERCLA
Barium Acetate 543-80-6 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.
Other Information
COMPLETE TEXT OF PRECAUTIONARY STATEMENTS FROM SECTION 2: P261: Avoid breathing dust/fume/gas/mist/vapors/spray. P264: Wash skin thoroughly after handling. P270: Do not eat, drink, or smoke when using this product. P271: Use only outdoors or in a well-ventilated area. P301+P312: IF SWALLOWED: Call a POISON CENTER or doctor/physician if you feel unwell. P304+P340: IF INHALED: Remove victim to fresh air and keep at rest in a position comfortable for breathing. P312: 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. DANGER! MAY BE FATAL IF SWALLOWED. HARMFUL IF INHALED. CAUSES IRRITATION TO SKIN, EYES AND RESPIRATORY TRACT. Label Precautions: Do not breathe 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.