logo

Safety Data Sheet (SDS)

SDS #: 96
Revision Date: June 11, 2015
SECTION 1 — CHEMICAL PRODUCT AND COMPANY IDENTIFICATION

Barium Nitrate

Flinn Scientific, Inc. P.O. Box 219, Batavia, IL 60510 (800) 452-1261
Chemtrec Emergency Phone Number: (800) 424-9459
Signal Word
DANGER
SECTION 2 — HAZARDS IDENTIFICATION
Hazard class: Oxidizing solids (Category 2). May intensify fire; oxidizer (H272). Keep away from heat, sparks, open flames, and hot surfaces. No smoking (P210).

Hazard class: Acute toxicity, oral and inhalation (Category 4). Harmful if swallowed or inhaled (H302+H332). Do not eat, drink or smoke when using this product (P270). Avoid breathing dust or fumes (P261).

Hazard class: Skin corrosion or irritation (Category 3). Causes mild skin irritation (H316).

Hazard class: Serious eye damage or irritation (Category 2A). Causes serious eye irritation (H319).
Pictograms
SECTION 3 — COMPOSITION, INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS
Component Name CAS Number Formula Formula Weight Concentration
Barium nitrate

10022-31-8 Ba(NO3)2
261.55
SECTION 4 — FIRST AID MEASURES
Call a POISON CENTER or physician if you feel unwell (P312).
If inhaled: Remove victim to fresh air and keep at rest in a position comfortable for breathing (P304+P340).
If in eyes: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses if present and easy to do so. Continue rinsing.
If on skin: Wash with plenty of water. If skin irritation occurs: Get medical advice or attention (P332+P313).
If swallowed: Rinse mouth.Call a POISON CENTER or physician if you feel unwell (P302+P301+P312).
SECTION 5 — FIRE FIGHTING MEASURES
Nonflammable, noncombustible solid.
Fire risk; strong oxidizer. When heated to decomposition, may emit toxic fumes. Substance decomposes on heating producing nitrogen oxides.
In case of fire: Use a tri-class dry chemical fire extinguisher. Take any precautions to avoid mixing with combustibles (P221+P370+P378).

NFPA Code
None established
SECTION 6 — ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES
Sweep up the spill, place in a sealed bag or container, and dispose. Ventilate area and wash spill site after material pickup is complete. See Sections 8 and 13 for further information.
SECTION 7 — HANDLING AND STORAGE
Flinn Suggested Chemical Storage Pattern: Inorganic #3. Store with amides, nitrates, nitrites and azides.
Store in a cool, dry place. May explode when heated. Keep and store away from clothing and combustible materials (P220). Take any precautions to avoid mixing with combustibles (P221). Use only in a hood or well-ventilated area (P271).
SECTION 8 — EXPOSURE CONTROLS, PERSONAL PROTECTION
Wear protective gloves, protective clothing, and eye protection (P280). Wash hands thoroughly after handling (P264). Use only in a hood or well-ventilated area (P271).
Exposure guidelines: (as barium) PEL/TLV 0.5 mg/m3 (OSHA/ACGIH)
SECTION 9 — PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES
White, crystalline powder. Odorless.
Soluble: Water. Insoluble in alcohol.
Boiling point: 590 °C (decomposes)
Specific gravity: 3.24
SECTION 10 — STABILITY AND REACTIVITY
Avoid contact with acids, bases, acid anhydrides, reducing agents, organic compounds, moisture, and heat.
Shelf life: Indefinite, if stored properly.
SECTION 11 — TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION
Acute effects: Toxic, irritant, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting.
Chronic effects: N.A.
Target organs: Heart, nerves, kidneys, GI system, bone marrow, spleen, liver, and blood.
ORL-RAT LD50: 355 mg/kg
IHL-RAT LC50: N.A.
SKN-RBT LD50: N.A.
SECTION 12 — ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION
Data not yet available.
SECTION 13 — DISPOSAL CONSIDERATIONS
Please review all federal, state and local regulations that may apply before proceeding.
Flinn Suggested Disposal Method #27h is one option.
SECTION 14 — TRANSPORT INFORMATION
Shipping name: Barium Nitrate. Hazard class: 5.1, Oxidizer, Poison. UN number: UN1446.
SECTION 15 — REGULATORY INFORMATION
TSCA-listed, EINECS-listed (233-020-5), RCRA D001, D005.
SECTION 16 — OTHER INFORMATION
This Safety Data Sheet (SDS) is for guidance and is based upon information and tests believed to be reliable. Flinn Scientific, Inc. makes no guarantee of the accuracy or completeness of the data and shall not be liable for any damages relating thereto. The data is offered solely for your consideration, investigation, and verification. The data should not be confused with local, state, federal or insurance mandates, regulations, or requirements and CONSTITUTE NO WARRANTY. Any use of this data and information must be determined by the science instructor to be in accordance with applicable local, state or federal laws and regulations. The conditions or methods of handling, storage, use and disposal of the product(s) described are beyond the control of Flinn Scientific, Inc. and may be beyond our knowledge. FOR THIS AND OTHER REASONS, WE DO NOT ASSUME RESPONSIBILITY AND EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM LIABILITY FOR LOSS, DAMAGE OR EXPENSE ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH THE HANDLING, STORAGE, USE OR DISPOSAL OF THIS PRODUCT(S).
Consult your copy of the Flinn Science Catalog/Reference Manual for additional information about laboratory chemicals.