Material Safety Data Sheet
Barium iodide hydrate

ACC# 94168
Section 1 - Chemical Product and Company Identification
MSDS Name: Barium iodide hydrate
Catalog Numbers: AC208000000, AC208000500, AC357970000
Synonyms:
None
Company Identification:

              Acros Organics N.V.
              One Reagent Lane
              Fair Lawn, NJ 07410
For information in North America, call: 800-ACROS-01
For emergencies in the US, call CHEMTREC: 800-424-9300

Section 2 - Composition, Information on Ingredients

CAS# Chemical Name Percent EINECS/ELINCS
13718-50-8 Barium iodide hydrate 96.0 237-276-9

Section 3 - Hazards Identification

EMERGENCY OVERVIEW

Appearance: white to off-white powder.
Warning! Harmful if swallowed, inhaled, or absorbed through the skin. May cause eye, skin, and respiratory tract irritation. May cause allergic respiratory and skin reaction. Air sensitive. Light sensitive. Hygroscopic (absorbs moisture from the air). The toxicological properties of this material have not been fully investigated.
Target Organs: Respiratory system, muscles, skin.


Potential Health Effects
Eye: May cause eye irritation.
Skin: May cause skin irritation. Harmful if absorbed through the skin. May cause an allergic reaction in certain individuals.
Ingestion: Harmful if swallowed. May cause irritation of the digestive tract. The toxicological properties of this substance have not been fully investigated. The barium ion is a muscle poison causing stimulation and then paralysis. Initial symptoms are gastrointestinal, including nausea, vomiting, colic, and diarrhea, followed by myocardial and general muscular stimulation with tingling in the extremities. Barium deposition may result in increased density of bones.
Inhalation: Harmful if inhaled. May cause respiratory tract irritation. The toxicological properties of this substance have not been fully investigated. May cause an allergic response.
Chronic: No information found.

Section 4 - First Aid Measures


Eyes: Flush eyes with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes, occasionally lifting the upper and lower eyelids. Get medical aid immediately.
Skin: In case of contact, flush skin with plenty of water. Remove contaminated clothing and shoes. Get medical aid if irritation develops and persists. Wash clothing before reuse.
Ingestion: If swallowed, do not induce vomiting unless directed to do so by medical personnel. Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person. Get medical aid.
Inhalation: If inhaled, remove to fresh air. If not breathing, give artificial respiration. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen. Get medical aid.
Notes to Physician: Treat symptomatically and supportively.

Section 5 - Fire Fighting Measures


General Information: As in any fire, wear a self-contained breathing apparatus in pressure-demand, MSHA/NIOSH (approved or equivalent), and full protective gear. During a fire, irritating and highly toxic gases may be generated by thermal decomposition or combustion.
Extinguishing Media: Substance is noncombustible; use agent most appropriate to extinguish surrounding fire.
Flash Point: Not available.
Autoignition Temperature: Not available.
Explosion Limits, Lower:Not available.
Upper: Not available.
NFPA Rating: (estimated) Health: 2; Flammability: 0; Instability: 0

Section 6 - Accidental Release Measures


General Information: Use proper personal protective equipment as indicated in Section 8.
Spills/Leaks: Clean up spills immediately, observing precautions in the Protective Equipment section. Sweep up, then place into a suitable container for disposal. Avoid generating dusty conditions. Provide ventilation.

Section 7 - Handling and Storage


Handling: Wash thoroughly after handling. Remove contaminated clothing and wash before reuse. Use with adequate ventilation. Minimize dust generation and accumulation. Avoid contact with eyes, skin, and clothing. Keep container tightly closed. Avoid ingestion and inhalation.
Storage: Store in a cool, dry place. Store in a tightly closed container.

Section 8 - Exposure Controls, Personal Protection


Engineering Controls: Facilities storing or utilizing this material should be equipped with an eyewash facility and a safety shower. Use adequate ventilation to keep airborne concentrations low.
Exposure Limits
Chemical Name ACGIH NIOSH OSHA - Final PELs
Barium iodide hydrate 0.5 mg/m3 TWA (listed under Barium). none listed 0.5 mg/m3 TWA (listed under Barium).

OSHA Vacated PELs: Barium iodide hydrate: No OSHA Vacated PELs are listed for this chemical.
Personal Protective Equipment
Eyes: Wear appropriate protective eyeglasses or chemical safety goggles as described by OSHA's eye and face protection regulations in 29 CFR 1910.133 or European Standard EN166.
Skin: Wear appropriate protective gloves to prevent skin exposure.
Clothing: Wear appropriate protective clothing to prevent skin exposure.
Respirators: Follow the OSHA respirator regulations found in 29 CFR 1910.134 or European Standard EN 149. Use a NIOSH/MSHA or European Standard EN 149 approved respirator if exposure limits are exceeded or if irritation or other symptoms are experienced.

Section 9 - Physical and Chemical Properties


Physical State: Powder
Appearance: white to off-white
Odor: None reported.
pH: Not available.
Vapor Pressure: Not available.
Vapor Density: Not available.
Evaporation Rate:Not available.
Viscosity: Not available.
Boiling Point: Not available.
Freezing/Melting Point:740 deg C
Decomposition Temperature:Not available.
Solubility: soluble
Specific Gravity/Density:5.1500g/cm3
Molecular Formula:BaI2.xH2O
Molecular Weight:391.14

Section 10 - Stability and Reactivity


Chemical Stability: Air sensitive. Sensitive to light. Hygroscopic: absorbs moisture or water from the air. Exposure to light can cause decomposition forming Iodine particularly in acid conditions. Deliquescent-dissolves and become liquid by absorbing moisture from the air.
Conditions to Avoid: Light, dust generation, exposure to air, exposure to moist air or water.
Incompatibilities with Other Materials: Strong oxidizing agents.
Hazardous Decomposition Products: Hydrogen iodide, iodine.
Hazardous Polymerization: Has not been reported.

Section 11 - Toxicological Information


RTECS#:      
CAS# 13718-50-8 unlisted.
LD50/LC50:
Not available.

Carcinogenicity:
CAS# 13718-50-8: Not listed by ACGIH, IARC, NTP, or CA Prop 65.

Epidemiology: No information found
Teratogenicity: No information found
Reproductive Effects: No information found
Mutagenicity: No information found
Neurotoxicity: No information found
Other Studies:

Section 12 - Ecological Information

No information available.

Section 13 - Disposal Considerations

Chemical waste generators must determine whether a discarded chemical is classified as a hazardous waste. US EPA guidelines for the classification determination are listed in 40 CFR Parts 261.3. Additionally, waste generators must consult state and local hazardous waste regulations to ensure complete and accurate classification.
RCRA P-Series: None listed.
RCRA U-Series: None listed.

Section 14 - Transport Information

US DOT Canada TDG
Shipping Name: BARIUM COMPOUNDS, N.O.S. BARIUM COMPOUNDS NOS (BARIUM IODIDE)
Hazard Class: 6.1 6.1
UN Number: UN1564 UN1564
Packing Group: III III

Section 15 - Regulatory Information

US FEDERAL

TSCA
     CAS# 13718-50-8 is listed on the TSCA inventory.
Health & Safety Reporting List
     None of the chemicals are on the Health & Safety Reporting List.
Chemical Test Rules
     None of the chemicals in this product are under a Chemical Test Rule.
Section 12b
     None of the chemicals are listed under TSCA Section 12b.
TSCA Significant New Use Rule
     None of the chemicals in this material have a SNUR under TSCA.
CERCLA Hazardous Substances and corresponding RQs
     None of the chemicals in this material have an RQ.
SARA Section 302 Extremely Hazardous Substances
     None of the chemicals in this product have a TPQ.
Section 313
     This material contains Barium iodide hydrate (listed as Barium), 96.0%, (CAS# 13718-50-8) which is subject to the reporting requirements of Section 313 of SARA Title III and 40 CFR Part 373.
Clean Air Act:
     This material does not contain any hazardous air pollutants.
     This material does not contain any Class 1 Ozone depletors.
     This material does not contain any Class 2 Ozone depletors.
Clean Water Act:
     None of the chemicals in this product are listed as Hazardous Substances under the CWA.
     None of the chemicals in this product are listed as Priority Pollutants under the CWA.
     None of the chemicals in this product are listed as Toxic Pollutants under the CWA.
OSHA:
     None of the chemicals in this product are considered highly hazardous by OSHA.
STATE
     CAS# 13718-50-8 can be found on the following state right to know lists: New Jersey, (listed as Barium), Pennsylvania, (listed as Barium), Pennsylvania, (listed as Barium compounds, n.o.s.), Massachusetts, (listed as Barium).

California Prop 65

California No Significant Risk Level: None of the chemicals in this product are listed.

European/International Regulations

European Labeling in Accordance with EC Directives
Hazard Symbols:
     XN
Risk Phrases:

     R 20/21/22 Harmful by inhalation, in contact with skin and if
     swallowed.
     R 42/43 May cause sensitization by inhalation and skin contact.
     R 68 Possible risk of irreversible effects.

Safety Phrases:

     S 22 Do not breathe dust.
     S 24 Avoid contact with skin.
     S 36/37 Wear suitable protective clothing and gloves.
     S 45 In case of accident or if you feel unwell, seek medical advice
     immediately (show the label where possible).

WGK (Water Danger/Protection)

     CAS# 13718-50-8: No information available.
Canada - DSL/NDSL
     CAS# 13718-50-8 is listed on Canada's NDSL List.
Canada - WHMIS
     This product has a WHMIS classification of D1B.
This product has been classified in accordance with the hazard criteria of the Controlled Products Regulations and the MSDS contains all of the information required by those regulations.
Canadian Ingredient Disclosure List
     CAS# 13718-50-8 is not listed on the Canadian Ingredient Disclosure List.

Section 16 - Additional Information

MSDS Creation Date: 9/02/1997
Revision #4 Date: 3/15/2005

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