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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.
Toxic by ingestion, inhalation and skin absorption. Noncombustible, but decomposes with heat to produce toxic fumes.
Fisher Scientific SDS
Physical and Chemical Properties
Soluble in water, methanol. Insoluble in acetone, ethanol, ethyl acetate.
|Melting Point||963 C|
|Molecular Weight||mol. wt. = 208.23|
|Boiling Point||1560 C|
Resources and Citations
- The Merck Index, Martha Windholz (ed.), Merck Research Labs, Rahway NJ, 10th edition, 1983 Comment: entry 998