Safety Data Sheet

Section 1-Chemical Product & CompanyInformation

Product identifier:

Product name: Barium Sulfate

Uses of the chemical product:

Intended use: Used in coatings, paints, inks, pigments, plastics, cosmetics, brake shoes etc.

Limited use: No information available.

Supplier identifier:

Company name: Gemme Specialty Chemicals (Foshan) Co., Ltd.

Address: No. 68-5 A Area, Datang Industrial Park, Sanshui District, Foshan Guangdong, P.R.China.

Post code: 528143

E-mail: gemmecorp@hotmail.com

Telephone: +86-757-87263888

Fax: +86-757-87263988

Emergency telephone:

+86-757-87656068

Section 2-Hazards identification

GHS classification:

The product is not classified as hazardous.

GHS label elements:

Pictogram: No pictogram.

Signal word: No signal word.

Hazard statement(s): No hazard statement.

Precautionary statement(s): No precautionary statements.

Danger/hazard identification:

Physical hazard(s): No physical hazard.

Health hazard(s): No health hazard.

Environmental hazard(s): No environment hazard.

Emergency overview:

No information available.

Section 3-Composition/Information on ingredients

Description of the chemical product:

Substance

Substance name:

Barium sulfate

CAS No.:

7727-43-7

Purity:

94-99%

Section 4-First-aid Measures

If inhalation:

If inhaled dusts, remove victim to fresh air and keep at rest in a position comfortable for breathing. Call a POISON CENTER or doctor/physician if you feel unwell.

If skin exposure:

Wash with plenty of soap and water. If skin irritation occurs: Get medical advice/attention. Take off contaminated clothing and wash before reuse.

If eye exposure:

Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing. If eye irritation persists: Get medical advice/attention.

If ingestion:

Immediately call a POISON CENTER or doctor/physician. Do NOT induce vomiting. Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person.

Acute/delayed effects and the main symptoms:

No information available.

Notes for the doctor:

No information available.

Section 5–Fire Fighting Measures

Extinguishing agent:

Suitable extinguishing agent: The product itself does not burn. Use extinguishing measures that are appropriate to local circumstances and the surrounding environment.

Unsuitable extinguishing agent: No information available.

Special fire-fighting methods: Remove from fire and move to empty place. Cool containers with water spray. Provide adequate ventilation. Prevent fire extinguishing water from contaminating surface water or the ground water system.

Special hazard arising from the product:

Risk of explosion when in contact with aluminium powder(heat).

The substance can react dangerously with potassium and phosphorus.

Fire-fighting measures and protection for fire-fighters:

Fire-fighters should wear appropriate breathing apparatus and protective equipment.

Fire-fighting in the wind.

Section 6-Accidental Release Measures

Protective measures,protective equipment and emergency procedures:

Evacuate pollution area.The emergency response personnel should wear personal protective equipment (See section 8).Remove all sources of ignition. Avoid dust formation.Do not breathe dust.Avoid contact with skin and eyes. Ensure adequate ventilation.

Environmental protection measures:

Preventleakage intothe sewer,drainagesystem or soil. Avoid dustformation.Inform the relevant authorities if the product has caused environmental pollution.

Methods and material for containment and cleaning up:

If available, immediately cut off source of leaked chemical products. Remove all sources of ignition. Sweep up spillage and remove. Flush area with water. Avoid runoff into storm sewers and ditches which lead to waterways.

Precautious measures to prevent secondary hazards:

Avoid the leakage again when cleaningup. Avoid dust formation.

Other reference information:

  • See Section 7 for information on safe handling.
  • See section 8 for information on personal protection equipment.
  • See Section 13 for information on disposal.

Section 7-Handling and Storage

Handling:

Operators must receive special training, and strictly abide by the procedures. Do not handle until all safety precautions have been read and understood. Avoid contact with eyes and skin. Avoid breathing dust. Use personal protective equipment as required. Wear protective gloves. Wash thoroughly after handling. Keep away from high temperature–Nosmoking.Ground/bond container and receiving equipment. Use explosion-proof electrical/ventilating/lighting/equipment.Use only non-sparkling tools.

Storage:

Store in cool,dry and well-ventilated place.Keep container tightly closed. Keep away from hight emperature.

Section 8-Exposure Controls and Personal Protection

Permissible concentrations:

China-Occupational exposure limits for hazardous agents in the work place[GBZ2.1-2007]
Substance name CAS No. MAC(mg/m3) PC-TWA(mg/m3) PC-STEL(mg/m3) Remark
Barium sulfate 7727-43-7 - 5(total dust) 10(total dust) -
MAC:maximum allowable concentration. PC-TWA:permissible concentration-time weighted average. PC-STEL:permissible concentration-short term exposure limit.

Engineering control method:

Use adequate general or local exhaust ventilation.

Personal protective equipment:

Respiratory protection: If ventilation is insufficient,wear suitable air respirator.

Eye protection: Safety goggles.

Skin and body protection: Protective working clothing and apron.

Hand protection: Use protective gloves.

Other protection: Handle in accordance with good industrial hygiene and safety practice.Do not eat,drink or smoke when using this product.

Section 9-Physical and Chemical Properties

Appearance and status: White powder

Odour: Odourless

pH value: 6-9

Melting point/freezing point: 1580℃

Boiling point/boiling range: 1149℃ The substance decomposes when heated.

Flash point: Not applicable.

Flammable/Exposure limits: Not available.

Vapour pressure: Not available.

Vapour density: Not available.

Density: 4.2g/cm3

Solubility: In water:insoluble.

n-octanol/water partition coefficient: Not applicable.

Auto-ignition temperature: Product is not self-igniting.

Decomposition temperature: 1580℃

Evaporation rate: Not available.

Flammability: The product itself does not burn.

Explosive properties: The product itself has no explosive properties.

Oxidising properties: No oxidising properties.

Surface tension: Not applicable.

Viscosity: Not available.

Section 10-Stability and Reactivity

Stability:

Stable under normal handling and storage condition.

Possible hazardous reactions:

Risk of explosion when in contact with aluminium powder(heat).

The substance can react dangerously with potassium and phosphorus.

Conditions to be avoided:

High temperature,incompatible materials.

Incompatible substances:

Potassium and phosphorus.

Hazardous decomposition products:

Barium oxide,sulfur oxides.

Section 11-Toxicological Information

Acute toxicity:

Oral:LD50 =307000mg/kg(rat)

Skin corrosion or irritation:

Not irritating to skin.

Eye damage or irritation:

Not irritating to eye.

Respiratory or skin sensitization:

Not sensitising to skin.

Germ cell mutagenicity:

No information available.

Carcinogenicity:

No information available.

Reproductive toxicity:

No information available.

Specific target organ system toxicity-Single exposure:

No information available.

Specific target organ system toxicity-repeated exposure:

No information available.

Aspiration hazard:

No information available.

Section 12-Ecological Information

Ecological toxicity:

Algae:EC50 >100mg/L/72h(Pseudokirchnerellasubcapitata)

Persistence and degradability:

No information available.

Bioaccumulative potential:

No information available.

Mobility in soil:

No information available.

Section 13-Disposal Considerations

Waste disposal methods:

Conform to the standards provided by related laws and local public bodies.

Waste disposal precautions:

Before disposal should refer to local and national regulations.

Avoid polluting environment during the disposal process.

Section 14-Transport Information

UN Number:

Not regulated as dangerous goods.

UN proper shipping name

Not regulated as dangerous goods.

Transport hazard class(es):

Not regulated as dangerous goods.

Packing group(if available):

Not regulated as dangerous goods.

Marine pollutant(Yes/No):

No

Special precautions for user:

No information available.

Section 15-Regulatory information

China Regulations:

The following laws/regulations/standards specify corresponding provisions on the safe use, storage, transportation, loading and unloading,classification and labelling of the chemicals:

  1. revised”Regulations on the Control over Safety of Hazardous Chemicals(Decree 591)
  2. Safety rules for classification, Precautionary labelling and Precautionary statements of chemicals (GB20576-2006 ~ GB20602-2006);
  3. General rules for the classification and hazard communication of chemicals(GB13690-2009);

Inventory of Existing Chemical Substances in China: Listed.

List of hazardous chemicals: Not listed.

List of highly toxic chemicals: Not listed.

List of Dangerous Goods: Not regulated as dangerous goods.

Other Chemical Regulations:

CAS No. EU EINECS USA TSCA Canada DSL Australia AICS Korea ECL
7727-43-7 Listed Listed Listed Listed Listed
Remark:The above-mentioned search results are based on the Non-Confidential Inventory.

Section 16-Other information

Revision Information:

Date of this revision:2013-08-27,the first new SDS.

This SDS complies with 《Safety Data Sheet for Chemical Products - Content and Order of Sections》 (GB/T16483-2008). Owing to the Nation has not yet issued GHS classification inventory, the classification of the product in this SDS complies with 《 Safety rules for classification, Precautionary labelling and Precautionary statements of chemicals》 (GB20576-2006~GB20602-2006).The information will be adjusted when the National chemical classification inventory is issued.

Training advice:

Provide adequate information,instruction and training for operators.

Data source:

ECHA'spublic database with information on registered substances.

Provided by company.

Abbreviations and acronyms:

CAS Chemical Abstracts Service registratio nnumber.

GHS Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals.

EINECS European Inventory of Existing Commercial Chemical Substances.

IECSC Inventory of existing chemical substances in China.

TSCA Toxic Substances Control Act,The American chemical inventory.

DSL Domestic Substances List,The Canadian chemical inventory.

AICS The Australian Inventory of Chemical Substances.

ECL Existing Chemicals List,the Korean chemical inventory.

Disclaimer to reader:

The information in this SDS is provided all the relevant data fully and truly. However, the information is provided without any warranty on their absolute extensiveness and accuracy. This SDS was prepared to provide safety preventive measures for the users who have got professional training. The personal user who obtained this SDS should make independent judgment for the applicability of this SDS under special conditions.In these special cases,we do not assume responsibility for the damage.

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