Barium Carbonate

Synonyms: Carbonic Acid, Barium Salt



Molecular Formula


Molecular Weight



White Powder





98% MIN

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Material Safety Data Sheet

Barium Carbonate


Section 1: Chemical Product and Company Identification



Chemical Name: Barium Carbonate


CAS#: 513-77-9

RTECS: CQ8600000

TSCA: TSCA 8(b) inventory: Barium carbonate

CI#: Not available.

Synonym: Barium monocarbonate; Carbonic acid, barium


Chemical Formula: BaCO3



Contact Information:


Vishnupriya Chemicals Pvt. Ltd.


Office No. 7, Meridian apartments

Lake Hills Road, New MLA Quarters

Basheerbagh, Hyderabad 63,  A.P

Tel :  040 - 23225550

Fax : 040 23223177

Email :

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Section 2: Composition and Information on Ingredients







% by Weight

Barium Carbonate




Toxicological Data on Ingredients:  Barium carbonate: ORAL (LD50): Acute: 200 mg/kg [Mouse]. 418 mg/kg [Rat].


Section 3: Hazards Identification


Potential Acute Health Effects: Hazardous in case of skin contact (irritant), of eye contact (irritant), of ingestion, of inhalation.


Potential Chronic Health Effects:

CARCINOGENIC EFFECTS: A4 (Not classifiable for human or animal.) by ACGIH.




Repeated or prolonged exposure is not known to aggravate medical condition.


Section 4: First Aid Measures


Eye Contact:

Check for and remove any contact lenses. In case of contact, immediately flush eyes with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes. Cold water may be used. WARM water MUST be used. Get medical attention.


Skin Contact:

In case of contact, immediately flush skin with plenty of water. Cover the irritated skin with an emollient. Remove contaminated clothing and shoes. Wash clothing before reuse. Thoroughly clean shoes before reuse. Get medical attention.


Serious Skin Contact:

Wash with a disinfectant soap and cover the contaminated skin with an anti-bacterial cream. Seek immediate medical attention.



If inhaled, remove to fresh air. If not breathing, give artificial respiration. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen. Get medical attention.


Serious Inhalation:

Evacuate the victim to a safe area as soon as possible. Loosen tight clothing such as a collar, tie, belt or waistband. If breathing is difficult, administer oxygen. If the victim is not breathing, perform mouth-to-mouth resuscitation. Seek medical attention.



Do NOT induce vomiting unless directed to do so by medical personnel. Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person. If large quantities of this material are swallowed, call a physician immediately. Loosen tight clothing such as a collar, tie, belt or waistband.


Serious Ingestion: Not available.


Section 5: Fire and Explosion Data


Flammability of the Product: Non-flammable.


Auto-Ignition Temperature: Not applicable.


Flash Points: Not applicable.


Flammable Limits: Not applicable.


Products of Combustion: Not available.


Fire Hazards in Presence of Various Substances: Not applicable.


Explosion Hazards in Presence of Various Substances:

Risks of explosion of the product in presence of mechanical impact: Not available.

Risks of explosion of the product in presence of static discharge: Not available.


Fire Fighting Media and Instructions: Not applicable.


Special Remarks on Fire Hazards: Non combustible.


Special Remarks on Explosion Hazards: Not available.


Section 6: Accidental Release Measures


Small Spill: Use appropriate tools to put the spilled solid in a convenient waste disposal container.


Large Spill:

Use a shovel to put the material into a convenient waste disposal container. Be careful that the product is not present at a concentration level above TLV. Check TLV on the MSDS and with local authorities.


Section 7: Handling and Storage



Do not ingest. Do not breathe dust. Wear suitable protective clothing. In case of insufficient ventilation, wear suitable respiratory equipment. If ingested, seek medical advice immediately and show the container or the label. Avoid contact with skin and eyes. Keep away from incompatibles such as acids.


Storage: Keep container tightly closed. Keep container in a cool, well-ventilated area.


Section 8: Exposure Controls/Personal Protection


Engineering Controls:

Use process enclosures, local exhaust ventilation, or other engineering controls to keep airborne levels below recommended exposure limits. If user operations generate dust, fume or mist, use ventilation to keep exposure to airborne contaminants below the exposure limit.


Personal Protection:

Splash goggles. Lab coat. Dust respirator. Be sure to use an approved/certified respirator or equivalent. Gloves.


Personal Protection in Case of a Large Spill:

Splash goggles. Full suit. Dust respirator. Boots. Gloves. A self contained breathing apparatus should be used to avoid inhalation of the product. Suggested protective clothing might not be sufficient; consult a specialist BEFORE handling this product.


Exposure Limits:

TWA: 0.5 (mg(Ba)/m) from ACGIH (TLV) [United States]

Consult local authorities for acceptable exposure limits.


Section 9: Physical and Chemical Properties


Physical state and appearance: Solid. (Powdered solid.)


Odor: Odorless.


Taste: Tasteless.


Molecular Weight: 197.34 g/mole


Color: Not available.


pH (1% soln/water): Not available.


Boiling Point: Decomposition temperature: 1300C (2372F)


Melting Point: 811C (1491.8F)


Critical Temperature: Not available.


Specific Gravity: 4.43 (Water = 1)


Vapor Pressure: Not applicable.


Vapor Density: Not available.


Volatility: Not available.


Odor Threshold: Not available.


Water/Oil Dist. Coeff.: Not available.


Ionicity (in Water): Not available.


Dispersion Properties: Not available.



Very slightly soluble in cold water.

Solubility in water: 0.024 g/l; 0.0022 g/l @ 18 deg. CAlmost insoluble in water.

Soluble in solution of dilute hydrochloric acid, nitric acid, or acetic acid.

Soluble in solution of ammoniu chloride or ammoniu nitrate.

Insoluble in sulfuric acid.

Soluble in ethanol.


Section 10: Stability and Reactivity Data


Stability: The product is stable.


Instability Temperature: Not available.


Conditions of Instability: Incompatible materials


Incompatibility with various substances: Reactive with acids.


Corrosivity: Non-corrosive in presence of glass.


Special Remarks on Reactivity: Contact with acids causes formation of Carbon dioxide gas that may cause suffocation in enclosed spaces.


Special Remarks on Corrosivity: Not available.


Polymerization: Will not occur.


Section 11: Toxicological Information


Routes of Entry: Inhalation. Ingestion.


Toxicity to Animals: Acute oral toxicity (LD50): 200 mg/kg [Mouse].


Chronic Effects on Humans: CARCINOGENIC EFFECTS: A4 (Not classifiable for human or animal.) by ACGIH.


Other Toxic Effects on Humans: Hazardous in case of skin contact (irritant), of ingestion, of inhalation.


Special Remarks on Toxicity to Animals: Not available.


Special Remarks on Chronic Effects on Humans: May cause adverse reproductive effects based on animal test data


Special Remarks on other Toxic Effects on Humans:

Acute Potential Health Effects:

Skin: May cause skin irritation.

Eyes: May cause eye irritation.

Inhalation: May cause respiratory tract irritation. May cause benign pneumoconiosis (baritosis). This is not incapacitating and is usually reversible with cessation of exposure. Inhalation may have similar systemic effects as ingestion since Barium Carbonate is cleared from the lungs into the blood stream.

Ingestion: Harmful of swallowed. May affect behavior/central nervous system/peripheral nervous system, gastrointestinal system, respiration, cardiovascular system, and kidneys. Symptoms may include: weakness,  nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, hypermotility, excessive salivation, colic, convulsive tremors, giddiness, dilated pupils, increased blood pressure, heart palpitations, hemorrhages in the gastrointestinal tract and kidneys, muscular paralysis, dryness of mouth, thirst, sweating, tingling around the mouth and neck, tightness in the throat, respiratory depression, dysarthria, headaches, muscle twitching, urinary retention, testicular tenderness. May also cause hypokalemia with associated electrocardiogram changes. Serious cases may result in convulsions and death.

Chronic Potential Health Effects:

Inhalation: Prlonged inhalation may cause benign pneumoconiosis (baritosis).


Section 12: Ecological Information


Ecotoxicity: Not available.


BOD5 and COD: Not available.


Products of Biodegradation:

Possibly hazardous short term degradation products are not likely. However, long term degradation products may arise.


Toxicity of the Products of Biodegradation: The products of degradation are less toxic than the product itself.


Special Remarks on the Products of Biodegradation: Not available.


Section 13: Disposal Considerations


Waste Disposal:

Waste must be disposed of in accordance with federal, state and local environmental control regulations.





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