Barium & Chemicals, Inc.

Safety Data Sheet
Revision: 6
Revision Date: 8/17/2016


1.) Identification
        Product Name: Barium Nitrate
        Product Number: BA1360
        Product Formula: Ba(NO3)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
Oxidizer, Toxic by inhalation, Toxic by ingestion, Irritant.
Target Organs
Kidney, Liver, Blood, Heart, Gastrointestinal system, Bone marrow, Spleen, Nerves.
GHS Classifications
Oxidizing Solids (Category 2)
Acute toxicity, Oral (Category 4)
Acute toxicity, Inhalation (Category 4)
Skin Irritation (Category 3)
Eye Irritation (Category 2A)
GHS Label Elements, Including Precautionary Statements
Signal Word     Danger
Hazard Statement(s)
H272 May intensify fire; oxidizer
H302+H332 Harmful if swallowed or inhaled.
H316 Causes mild skin irritation.
H319 Causes serious eye irritation.
Precautionary Statement(s)
P220 Keep/store away from clothing/combustible materials.
P305+P351+P338 IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do so. Continue rinsing.
HMIS Classification
Health Hazard 2
Flammability 0
Physical Hazards 2
NFPA Rating
Health Hazard 2
Fire 0
Reactivity Hazard 2
Potential Health Effects
Inhalation Toxic if inhaled. Causes respiratory tract irritation.
Skin May be harmful if absorbed through skin. Causes skin irritation.
Eyes Causes 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.
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
Get medical attention immediately. Induce vomiting immediately as directed by medical personnel. Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person. After vomiting, a mixture of 1 tablespoon of sodium or magnesium sulfate (Epsom salts) dissolved in 8 oz. of water to drink maybe indicated to precipitate the barium as the nontoxic and insoluble barium sulfate.
Note to Physician
Monitor patients with significant ingestion for respiratory, cardiovascular, and blood pressure status. Watch for cardiac arrhythmias, respiratory failure due to flaccid paralysis of respiratory muscles, pulmonary edema, vocal cord paralysis, severe hypertension, and late effect kidney failure. Acute barium poisoning results in hypokalemia. The administration of fluids containing dilute concentrations of potassium salts may be indicated.

Extinguishing Media
Use flooding amounts of water in early stages of fire. Foam, dry chemical, or carbon dioxide may also be used. Do not use water on molten material.
Special Fire Fighting Procedures
Not combustible, but substance is a strong oxidizer and its heat of reaction with reducing agents or combustibles may cause ignition.
Fire and Explosion Hazzards
Contact with oxidizable substances may cause extremely violent combustion. See section 10. Sensitive to mechanical impact.
Hazardous Combustion Products
Emits nitrogen oxides when heated to decomposition. Contact with combustible material may cause fire. Harmful by inhalation and if swallowed
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. Do not release runoff from fire control methods to sewers or waterways.

Personal Precaution in Spill
Use personal protective equipment. Avoid dust formation. Avoid breathing dust. Ensure adequate ventilation. Evacuate personnel to safe areas.
Ventilate area of leak or spill. Keep unnecessary and unprotected people away from area of spill.
Spill Clean Up
Pick up and place in a suitable container for reclamation or disposal, using a method that does not generate dust.

Usage Precautions
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. Separate from combustibles, organic or other readily oxidizable materials. Avoid storage on wood floors. 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, 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
Wear impervious protective gloves.
Eye Protection
Use chemical safety goggles. 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
No information found.

a) Appearance (physical state, color, etc.)
White crystals
b) Odor
c) Odor threshold
d) pH
No data available
e) Melting Point/freezing point
592C (1098F) - dec
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
3.23 g/cm3
n) Solubility(ies)
soluble 8.7 g/100 g H2O @ 20C (68F).
o) Partition coefficient: n-octanol/water
No data available
p) Auto-ignition temperature
No data available
q) Decomposition temperature
Not given
r) Viscosity
No data available
s) Specific Gravity
No data available

Stable under ordinary conditions of use and storage.
Hazardous Decomp Products
Oxides of nitrogen and toxic metal fumes may form when heated to decomposition.
Conditions to Avoid
Combustible materials, metals, reducing agents, acids, metal salts.

Toxic Dose LD 50
355 mg/kg (oral rat)
Toxicological Info
No information found
No information found
Mild(rabbit) 500 mg / 24 Hours
Moderate (rabbit) 100 mg / 24 hours
Medical Symptoms
No information found

No information found
No information found
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 Nitrate
Hazzard Class
UN Number
Packing Group
Proper Shipping Name
Barium Nitrate
Hazzard Class
UN Number
Packing Group
F-A, S-Q
Shipping Options for this product include
UPS    FedEx    Plane    Truck    Boat    Rail

Transportation Notes NMFC 45615-4 - CLASS 110 HST 2834.29.50.00 UPS - NO AIR SHIPMENTS

Chemical Inventory Status Part 1
Ingredient CASNO TSCA EINECS China Japan Austrialia
Barium Nitrate 10022-31-8 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Chemical Inventory Status Part 2
Ingredient CASNO Korea DSL NDSL Phil.
Barium Nitrate 10022-31-8 Yes Yes No Yes

Federal, State, International Regulations- Part 1
Ingredient CASNO SARA 302
Barium Nitrate 10022-31-8 No No No
SARA 313
This material contains Barium nitrate (listed as Barium compounds, n.o.s), 100%, (CAS# 10022-31-8) which is subject to the reporting requirements of Section 313 of SARA Title III and 40 CFR PART 373.

Federal, State, International Regulations- Part 2
Ingredient CASNO RCRA 261.33 TSCA 8(d) CERCLA
Barium Nitrate 10022-31-8 No No No

Additional Items
Chemical Weapons Convention Acute TSCA 12(b) CDTA SARA 311/312 Reactivity Chronic
No Yes No No No No Yes
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 Precautions: Keep from contact with clothing and other combustible materials. Avoid breathing dust. Avoid contact with eyes, skin and clothing. Store in a tightly closed container. 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.