A heavy, pale gray powder that is used as a pigment in luminous paints. Barium sulfide has also been used to dehair hides and vulcanize rubber.
Synonyms and Related Terms
barium sulphide (Br.); lapis solis; barium monosulfide; black ash; Bolognian phosphorus; sulphuret of barium
Soluble in water.
Hazards and Safety
Highly toxic by ingestion. Contact with skin and membranes may cause irritation.
Sources Checked for Data in Record
- Richard S. Lewis, Hawley's Condensed Chemical Dictionary, Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, 10th ed., 1993
- Susan E. Schur, Conservation Terminology: A review of Past & Current Nomenclature of Materials, Technology and Conservation, Spring (p.34-39); Summer (p.35-38); Fall (p.25-36), 1985
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