Barium & Chemicals, Inc.

Safety Data Sheet
Revision: 1
Revision Date: 7/31/2017


1.) Identification
        Product Name: Chromium Trioxide
        Product Number: AC1180
        Product Formula: CrO3
        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
This product is considered hazardous as defined under OSHA's Hazard Communication Standard (29 CFR 1910.1200). Must be used in accordance with 29 CFR 1910.1026 (Hexavalent Chromium).
Target Organs
Eyes, skin, liver, kidney, cardiac, respiratory system, reproductive system.
GHS Classifications
Oxidizing Solids (Category 1)
Acute Toxicity, Oral (Category 3)
Acute Toxicity, Dermal (Category 3)
Acute Toxicity, Inhalation (Category 2)
Skin Corrosion (Category 1A)
GHS Label Elements, Including Precautionary Statements
Signal Word     Danger
Hazard Statement(s)
To read complete Hazard Statements Please see Section 16
H271 H301+H311
H314 H317
H330 H334
H340 H350
H361; H372 H400; H410
Precautionary Statement(s)
For complete Precautionary Statements Please see Section 16
P201; P202; P210 P220; P221; P260
P264; P270; P271 P272; P273; P280
P283; P284; P301+P330+P331 P303+P361+P353; P304+P340; P305+P351+P338
P306+P360; P308+P313; P310 P333+P313; P342+P311; P363
P370+P378; P371+P380+P375; P391 P403+P233; P405; P501
HMIS Classification
Health Hazard 3
Flammability 0
Physical Hazards 2
Serious Hazard: Major injury likely unless prompt action is taken and medical treatment is given. *
NFPA Rating
Health Hazard 3
Fire 0
Reactivity Hazard 1
Potential Health Effects
Inhalation Fatal if inhaled. May cause irritation of respiratory tract. May cause allergy or asthma symptoms or breathing difficulties if inhaled. Repeated exposure may lead to ulceration and perforation of the nasal septum. May cause cancer.
Skin Fatal in contact with skin. Causes skin burns. May cause allergic skin reaction. Can cause skin ulceration or
Eyes Causes eye burns. Risk of serious damage to eyes. Signs and symptoms include burning, tearing, redness, and swelling.
Ingestion Toxic if swallowed. Ingestion may cause gastrointestinal irritation, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. Can cause corrosive burns and systemic effects. May cause cancer.

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IF INHALED: Remove to fresh air and keep at rest in a position comfortable for breathing. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen. If breathing has stopped, apply artificial respiration. Call a physician immediately.
Skin Contact
Wash off immediately with soap and plenty of water. Call a physician immediately.
Eye Contact
Rinse immediately with plenty of water, also under the eyelids, for at least 15 minutes. Call a physician immediately.
Ingestion Contact
Call a physician or poison control center immediately. Do not induce vomiting without medical advice. If victim is fully conscious, give a cupful of water. If swallowed, seek medical advice immediately and show this SDS or label. Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person.

Extinguishing Media
Use water spray, alcohol-resistant foam, dry chemical, or carbon dioxide.
Special Fire Fighting Procedures
Evacuate area and fight fire from a safe distance. Containers may explode when heated. In the event of fire, cool tanks with water spray. Prevent fire extinguishing water from contaminating surface water or the ground water system. Wear full protective clothing and self-contained breathing apparatus.
Fire and Explosion Hazzards
Emits toxic fumes under fire conditions.
Hazardous Combustion Products
Chromium oxides.
Protective Measure in Fire
Full protective clothing and self-contained breathing apparatus.

Personal Precaution in Spill
Evacuate personnel to safe areas. Keep people away from and upwind of spill/leak. Use personal protective equipment.
Do not allow material to contaminate soil or ground water system. Prevent further leakage or spillage if safe to do so. Do not flush into surface water or sanitary sewer system. Do not allow any environmental contamination. Local authorities should be advised if significant spillages cannot be contained.
Spill Clean Up
Do not create a powder cloud by using a brush or compressed air. Take up with a HEPA vacuum or mechanically and collect in suitable container for disposal. Do not use combustible materials for containment or clean-up. Clean contaminated surface thoroughly. Prevent product from entering drains. Local authorities should be advised if significant spillages cannot be contained.

Usage Precautions
Do not breathe vapors/dust. Avoid contact with skin, eyes, and clothing. Wash hands thoroughly after handling. Wear personal protective equipment.
Usage Descriptions
Storage Precautions
Keep containers tightly closed in a cool, well-ventilated place. Keep away from open flames, hot surfaces, and sources of ignition. Keep product and empty container away from incompatible materials.
Handling Precautions

Protective Equipment
Footwear and protective clothing should be selected according to the risk of exposure.
Process Conditions
Maintain adequate engineering controls and/or ventilation to keep hazardous ingredients below their statutory limits. Use an approved respirator whenever exposure limits are exceeded. It may be necessary, dependent on the users assessment of process employed to undertake a program of monitoring to demonstrate that statutory exposure limits are not exceeded.
When workers are facing concentrations above the exposure limit they must use appropriate certified respirators.
Protective Gloves
Use chemical resistant gloves.
Eye Protection
Wear chemical goggles and full face shield appropriate for risk of exposure. Tightly fitting safety goggles.
Other Protection
Hygienic Work Practices
Handle in accordance with good industrial hygiene and safety practice. Ensure that eyewash stations and safety showers are close to the workstation location. Contaminated work clothing should not be allowed out of the workplace. Wash hands and face before breaks and immediately after handling the product.

a) Appearance (physical state, color, etc.)
Dark Red Flakes
b) Odor
c) Odor threshold
No data available
d) pH
1 (1% solution)
e) Melting Point/freezing point
385F / 196C
f) Initial boiling Point and boiling range
Not Applicable
g) Flash Point
Not Applicable
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
5.210 g/cm3
n) Solubility(ies)
Water Soluble 62.5% @ 20C
o) Partition coefficient: n-octanol/water
No data available
p) Auto-ignition temperature
No data available
q) Decomposition temperature
r) Viscosity
No data available
s) Specific Gravity
No data available

Stable under recommended storage conditions.
Hazardous Decomp Products
No decomposition if stored normally. At high temperatures: Chromium oxides.
Conditions to Avoid
Heat, flames, and sparks. Exposure to moisture. Metals, reducing agents, organic materials, readily oxidizible materials.

Toxic Dose LD 50
50 mg/kg (oral/rat); 55 mg/kg (dermal/rat); 0.217 mg/l/h (inhalation/rat)
Toxicological Info
Toxic if swallowed. Toxic in contact with skin. Fatal if inhaled.
Fatal if inhaled. May cause irritation of respiratory tract.
Fatal in contact with skin. Causes severe burns.
Causes burns. Risk of serious damage to eyes.
Medical Symptoms
Caustic burns/corrosion of the skin. Corrosion of the eye tissue. Inflammation/damage of the eye tissue. Nausea. Burns to the gastic/intestinal mucosa. Abdominal pain. Blood in vomit. Blood in stool. Shock. Disturbances of consciousness. FOLLOWING SYMPTOMS MAY APPEAR LATER: Change in urine output. Affection of the renal tissue. Enlargement/affection of the liver. Change in the haemogramme/blood composition. ON CONTINUOUS/REPEATED EXPOSURE/CONTACT: Skin rash/inflammation. Affection of the nasal septum. Nosebleeding. Respiratory difficulties. Possible inflammation of the respiratory tract. Risk of pneumonia. Lung tissue affection/degeneration. Inflammation/damage of the eye tissue. Enlargement/affection of the liver.

Very toxic to aquatic organisms, may cause long-term adverse effects in the aquatic environment.
No data available
Chemical Fate
No data available

Disposal Methods
Remove waste in accordance with local and/or national regulations. Hazardous waste shall not be mixed together with other waste. Different types of hazardous waste shall not be mixed together if this may entail a risk of pollution or create problems for the further management of the waste. Hazardous waste shall be managed responsibily. All entities that store, transport, or handle hazardous waste shall take the necessary measures to prevent risks of pollution or damage to people or animals. Recycle/reuse. Remove for physio-chemical/biological treatment. Remove to an authorized dump (Class 1). Treat using the best available techniques before discharge into drains or the aquatic environment.
General Cleaning
Do not contaminate ponds, waterways, or ditches with chemical or used container. Dispose of in accordance with local and national regulations. Contaminated packaging should be disposed of in accordance with local and national regulations.

Proper Shipping Name
Hazzard Class
5.1 (6.1+8)
UN Number
Packing Group
Proper Shipping Name
Hazzard Class
5.1 (6.1+8)
UN Number
Packing Group

Shipping Options for this product include
Plane    Truck    Boat    Rail

Transportation Notes

Chemical Inventory Status Part 1
Ingredient CASNO TSCA EINECS China Japan Austrialia
Chromium Trioxide 1333-82-0 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Chemical Inventory Status Part 2
Ingredient CASNO Korea DSL NDSL Phil.
Chromium Trioxide 1333-82-0 Yes Yes No Yes

Federal, State, International Regulations- Part 1
Ingredient CASNO SARA 302
Chromium Trioxide 1333-82-0 Yes No No
SARA 313
This product contains the following chemicals subject to the reporting requirements of Section 313 of the Emergency Planning and Community Right-To-Know Act of 1986 (40 CFR 372).

Federal, State, International Regulations- Part 2
Ingredient CASNO RCRA 261.33 TSCA 8(d) CERCLA
Chromium Trioxide 1333-82-0 Yes Yes No

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

Information Sources
Revision Comments
Created August 2014. Updated 2-20-15
Other Information
Complete Hazard Statements: H271: May cause fire or explosion; strong oxidizer H301+H311: Toxic if swallowed or in contact with skin H314: Causes severe skin burns and eye damage H317: May cause an allergic skin reaction H330: Fatal if inhaled H334: May cause allergy or asthma symptoms or breathing difficulties if inhaled H340: May cause genetic defects H350: May cause cancer (Inhalation) H361: Suspected of damaging fertility or the unborn child H372: Causes damage to organs (kidneys, liver, respiratory system, skin, eye) through prolonged or repeated exposure H400: Very toxic to aquatic life H410: Very toxic to aquatic life with long lasting effects Complete Precautionary Statements: P201: Obtain special instructions before use P202: Do not handle until all safety precautions have been read and understood P210: Keep away from heat, sparks, open flames--no smoking P220: Keep/store away from clothing, combustible materials P221: Take any precaution to avoid mixing with combustibles P260: Do not breathe dust P264: Wash exposed 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 P272: Contaminated work clothing should not be allowed out of the workplace P273: Avoid release to the environment P280: Wear protective gloves, protective clothing, eye protection, face protection P283: Wear fire/flame retardant clothing P284: [In case of inadequate ventilation] wear respiratory protection P301+P330+P331: IF SWALLOWED: rinse mouth. Do NOT induce vomiting P303+P361+P353: IF ON SKIN (or hair): Remove/take off immediately all contaminated clothing. Rinse skin with water/shower. P304+P340: IF INHALED: remove victim to fresh air and keep at rest in a position comfortable for breathing 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. P306+P360: If on clothing, rinse immediately contaminated clothing and skin with plenty of water before removing clothes P308+P313: IF exposed or concerned--get medical advice or attention P310: Immediately call a POISON CENTER or doctor/physician P333+P313: If skin irritation or rash occurs--get medical advice/attention P342+P311: If experiencing respiratory symptoms--call a POISON CENTER/doctor P363: Wash contaminated clothing before reuse P370+P378: In case of fire--use carbon dioxide (CO2) powder, alcohol-resistant foam for extinction P371+P380+P375: In case of major fire and large quantities--evacuate area. Fight fire remotely due to the risk of explosion P391: Collect spillage P403+P233: Store in a well-ventilated place. Keep container tightly closed P405: Store locked up P501: Dispose of contents/container to comply with local, state, and federal regulations

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