Barium chloride

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Poisonous, odorless white crystals with a bitter taste. Barium chloride can be mixed with potassium dichromate to form the pigment barium yellow. It is also used as a mordant for acid dyes, as a pesticide, and as a component in leather tanning solutions.

Other Properties

Soluble in water, methanol. Insoluble in acetone, ethanol, ethyl acetate.

Composition BaCl2
CAS 10361-37-2
Melting Point 963
Density 3.86
Molecular Weight mol. wt. = 208.23
Boiling Point 1560

Hazards and Safety

Toxic by ingestion, inhalation and skin absorption. Noncombustible, but decomposes with heat to produce toxic fumes.

International Chemical Safety Card

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • The Merck Index, Martha Windholz (ed.), Merck Research Labs, Rahway NJ, 10th edition, 1983 Comment: entry 998

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