Barium azide

Formula
BaN6
Structure
Description
A slurry of white crystals.

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
18810-58-7
EC (EINECS/ELINCS)
242-594-6
RTECS
CQ8500000
RTECS class
Other
UN (DOT)
1571
Beilstein/Gmelin
35380 (G)
Swiss Giftliste 1
G-1206
Canada DSL/NDSL
NDSL
US TSCA
Listed
Japan ENCS (MITI)
Listed
Korea ECL
Listed

Properties.
Formula
BaN6
Formula mass
221.40
Melting point, °C
126
Density
2.934 - 2.938 g/cm3
Solubility in water
Soluble

Hazards and Protection.
Storage
Keep in a cool, dry, dark location in a tightly sealed container or cylinder. Keep away from incompatible materials, ignition sources and untrained individuals. Secure and label area. Protect containers/cylinders from physical damage.
Handling
All chemicals should be considered hazardous. Avoid direct physical contact. Use appropriate, approved safety equipment. Untrained individuals should not handle this chemical or its container. Handling should occur in a chemical fume hood.
Protection
Wear appropriate protective gloves, clothing and goggles.
Respirators
Wear positive pressure self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA).
Small spills/leaks
Keep sparks, flames, and other sources of ignition away. Keep material out of water sources and sewers. Keep spilled material wet. Do not attempt to sweep up dry material.
Stability
No data.
Incompatibilities
Incompatible with strong oxidizing agents, strong reducing agents.

Fire.
Fire fighting
Dangerously explosive. Flood with water. Cool all affected containers with flooding quantities of water. Apply water from as far a distance as possible.
Fire potential
Flammable/combustible material.
Hazards
May be ignited by heat, sparks or flames. DRIED OUT material may explode if exposed to heat, flame, friction or shock; Treat as an explosive. Keep material wet with water or treat as an explosive. Runoff to sewer may create fire or explosion hazard. MAY EXPLODE AND THROW FRAGMENTS 1600 meters (1 MILE) OR MORE IF FIRE REACHES CARGO.
Combustion products
Fire may produce irritating, corrosive and/or toxic gases.

Health.
Exposure limit(s)
NIOSH REL*: TWA 0.5 mg/m3 OSHA PEL*: TWA 0.5 mg/m3 [*Note: REL and PEL also apply to other soluble barium compounds (as Ba) except Barium sulfate.] IDLH 50 mg/m3 (as Ba)
Poison_Class
1
Exposure effects
   Ingestion
See inhalation.
   Inhalation
May be toxic if inhaled, igestioned or on contact..
   Skin
Can be absorbed through the skin. May cause burns. See inhalation.
   Eyes
May cause burns. See inhalation.

First aid
 
   Ingestion
Seek medical assistance.
   Inhalation
Move victim to fresh air. Apply artificial respiration if victim is not breathing. Administer oxygen if breathing is difficult.
   Skin
Remove and isolate contaminated clothing and shoes. Flush with running water for at least 20 minutes.
   Eyes
Flush with running water for at least 20 minutes.

Transport.
UN number
1571
Response guide
Hazard class
4.1
Packing Group
I
 
Std. Transport #
4917110