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.
Soluble in water, methanol. Insoluble in acetone, ethanol, ethyl acetate.
|Molecular Weight||mol. wt. = 208.23|
Hazards and Safety
Toxic by ingestion, inhalation and skin absorption. Noncombustible, but decomposes with heat to produce toxic fumes.
Sources Checked for Data in Record
- The Merck Index, Martha Windholz (ed.), Merck Research Labs, Rahway NJ, 10th edition, 1983 Comment: entry 998