Safety Data Sheets of Barium metaborate
section i - goods information
barium metaborate monohydrate ---cas no.130701-59-2
ii - hazardous ingredients/sara iii information
reportable components----------------- cas number------ mm hg
@ temp percent
barium metaborate monohydrate--- 13701-59-2-------- 6.5
iii - physical/chemical characteristics
boiling point: 308 f
specific gravity (h2o=1): 1.46
vapor density: heavier than air
evaporation rate: lower than ether
coating v.o.c.: 340 g/l
material v.o.c.: 340 g/l
solubility in water: negligible
appearance and odor: clear and pigmented coatings with characteristic
iv - fire and explosion hazard data
flash point: 67 deg f method used: tcc
flammable limits in air by volume- lower: 1 upper: 6
extinguishing media: use approved class b fire extinguisher or
special firefighting procedures:
full protective equipment including self-contained breathing apparatus
is recommended to protect
from combustion by-products. cool closed containers with water
fog to prevent pressure buildup.
unusual fire and explosion hazards:
keep containers tightly closed. vapor is denser than air and can
travel and collect in low spots.
isolate from heat, electrical equipment, sparks and open flame.
closed containers may explode when
exposed to extreme heat. do not apply to hot surfaces. can cause
(contaminated rags, etc.)
v - reactivity data
conditions to avoid: none reasonably foreseeable.
incompatibility (materials to avoid): may react with strong oxidizing
hazardous decomposition or byproducts: oxides of carbon.
hazardous polymerization: will not occur
vi - health hazard data
inhalation health risks and symptoms of exposure:
may cause nose and throat irritation. may cause nervous system
depression characterized by the
following steps: headache, dizziness, nausea, staggering gait,
confusion and unconsciousness.
skin and eye contact health risks and symptoms of exposure:
repeated or prolonged liquid contact may cause skin irritation
with discomfort and dermatitis. may
cause irritation or burning of the eyes.
skin absorption health risks and symptoms of exposure:
redness of skin with a burning sensation.
ingestion health risks and symptoms of exposure: if ingested may
cause gastro-intestinal distress.
health hazards (acute and chronic):
overexposure to solvents may cause central nervous system depression,
liver and kidney damage and birth defects. chronic: reports have
associated repeated and prolonged
overexposure to solvents with permanent brain and nervous system
damage. under normal consumer use
conditions the likelihood of any adverse health effects are low.
overspray/mists are primarily
considered nuisance dust. pigments are not normally considered
hazardous in a mix.
carcinogenicity: ntp carcinogen: no iarc monographs: yes osha
no information found.
medical conditions generally aggravated by exposure:
pre-existing conditions involving skin, liver, kidney, and pulmonary
emergency and first aid procedures:
eye contact: flush with water for at least fifteen minutes. call
a physician. skin contact: remove
contaminated clothing and wash exposed area with soap and water.
inhalation: remove to fresh air.
if not breathing, give artificial respiration, preferably mouth-to-mouth.
if breathing difficulty
persists or occurs later, consult a physician. in the unlikely
event of ingestion drink a glass of
water and call a physician immediately. do not induce vomiting.
vii - precautions for safe handling and use
steps to be taken in case material is released or spilled:
ventilate area. remove all sources of ignition. prevent skin contact
and breathing of vapors.
confine and remove with inert absorbent material. use spark proof
waste disposal method:
do not allow material to contaminate ground water systems. absorb
large spills with inert
absorbent material. dispose of absorbed material in accordance
with federal, state and local
regulatory requirements. do not incinerate in close containers.
precautions to be taken in handling and storing:
observe label precautions. keep away from excessive heat, sparks
and open flame. keep closures
tight when not in use. store in an upright position to prevent
leakage. ground containers when
pouring. wash thoroughly after handling and before eating or smoking.
do not store above 100
deg.f. keep and store out of reach of children.
do not sand, flame cut, braze or weld dry coating without wearing
a niosh/msha approved respirator
or appropriate ventilation. containers of this material may be
hazardous when emptied. since
empty containers retain residues, all hazard precautions must
be observed. when spraying this
material keep spray booth clean. avoid buildup of spray dust or
overspray in booth or ducts.
viii - control measures
properly fitted vapor/particulate respirator approved by osha/msha.
sufficient in pattern and volume to keep vapors below applicable
osha requirements. use explosionproof
mechanical device if required.
protective gloves: solvent impervious gloves.
eye protection: goggles or safety glasses with side shield.
other protective clothing or equipment:
safety shower and eye bath. coveralls are recommended. a solvent
impervious apron is recommended
if body contact may occur.
wash contaminated clothing before reuse. periodic monitoring of
exposure levels/limits is
ix - disclaimer
the information contained herein is based on data believed to
be reliable. it is true & accurate
to the best of our knowledge, but is not intended to be all inclusive.
users should consider this
information as a supplement to other information gathered by them
& must make their own
determination of suitability & completeness to assure proper
use & disposal.