Barium bis(2,4,6-trinitroresorcinolate)

  • 1,3-Benzenediol, 2,4,6-trinitro-, barium salt (2:1)
Formula
(C6H3N3O8)2.Ba
Structure
Description
The barium salt of 2,4,6-trinitroresorcinol. Shipped as a slurry or wet mass of orange-yellow crystals.

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
20236-55-9
EC (EINECS/ELINCS)
243-620-9
UN (DOT)
1564
Beilstein/Gmelin
3823279
Beilstein Reference
3-06-00-04354

Properties.
Formula
C6HN3O8*Ba
Formula mass
627.54

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 spilled material wet. Wet spilled material before picking it up. Do not attempt to sweep up dry material.
Stability
No data.
Incompatibilities
If mixed with reducing agents, including hydrides, sulfides and nitrides, May explode in the presence of a base such as sodium hydroxide or potassium hydroxide even in the presence of water or organic solvents.

Fire.
Fire fighting
Dangerously explosive. Do not fight fires in a cargo of explosives. Evacuate area and let burn.
Fire potential
Non-combustible, substance itself does not burn but may decompose upon heating to produce corrosive and/or toxic fumes.
Hazards
Contact with metals may evolve flammable hydrogen gas.
Combustion products
Fire may produce irritating, corrosive and/or toxic gases.

Health.
Exposure effects
   Ingestion
See Inhalation.
   Inhalation
TOXIC; inhalation, ingestion, or skin contact with material may cause severe injury or death. Effects of contact or inhalation may be delayed.
   Skin
Contact with molten substance may cause severe burns to skin and eyes. See Inhalation.
   Eyes
See Inhalation.

First aid
 
   Ingestion
Seek medical assistance.
   Inhalation
Move victim to fresh air. Apply artificial respiration if victim is not breathing. Do not use mouth-to-mouth method if victim ingested or inhaled the substance; induce artificial respiration with the aid of a pocket mask equipped with a one-way valve or other proper respiratory medical device. Administer oxygen if breathing is difficult.
   Skin
Remove and isolate contaminated clothing and shoes. Immediately flush with running water for at least 20 minutes. For minor skin contact, avoid spreading material on unaffected skin.
   Eyes
Immediately flush with running water for at least 20 minutes.

Transport.
UN number
1564
Response guide
Hazard class
6.1
Packing Group
II; III
 
Std. Transport #
4901422