Barium Acetate



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Compound Formula C4H6BaO4
Molecular Weight 255.42
Appearance White Powder
Melting Point N/A
Boiling Point N/A
Density N/A
Monoisotopic Mass 255.932g/mol
Exact Mass 255.932g/mol

Health & Safety Info  |  MSDS / SDS

Signal Word Warning
Hazard Statements H302-H312-H332
Hazard Codes Xn
Risk Codes 20/21/22
Safety Statements S36
RTECS Number N/A
Transport Information UN 3146 .1/PG 3
WGK Germany 3
Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling (GHS) N/A


Acetate Formula StructureBarium Acetate is a moderately water soluble crystalline Barium source that decomposes to Barium oxide on heating. It is generally immediately available in most volumes. All metallic acetates are inorganic salts containing a metal cation and the acetate anion, a univalent (-1 charge) polyatomic ion composed of two carbon atoms ionically bound to three hydrogen and two oxygen atoms (Symbol: CH3COO) for a total formula weight of 59.05. Acetates are excellent precursors for production of ultra high purity compounds, catalysts, and nanoscale materials.We also produce Barium Acetate Solution. American Elements produces to many standard grades when applicable, including Mil Spec (military grade); ACS, Reagent and Technical Grade; Food, Agricultural and Pharmaceutical Grade; Optical Grade, USP and EP/BP (European Pharmacopoeia/British Pharmacopoeia)and follows applicable ASTM testing standards.Typical and custom packaging is available. Additional technical, research and safety (MSDS) information is available as is a Reference Calculator for converting relevant units of measurement.


Barium diacetate, Barium di(acetate), Barium Salt, Bariumacetat, Barium(+2) Cation Diacetate, Barium(+2) Cation Diethanoate

Chemical Identifiers

Formula (CH3COO)2Ba
CAS 543-80-6
Pubchem CID 521500
MDL MFCD00012447
EC No. 208-849-0
IUPAC Name barium(2+) diacetate
Beilstein Registry No. 3693411
SMILES CC(=O)[O-].CC(=O)[O-].[Ba+2]
InchI Identifier 1S/2C2H4O2.Ba/c2*1-2(3)4;/h2*1H3,(H,3,4);/q;;+2/p-2

Packaging Specifications

Typical bulk packaging includes palletized plastic 5 gallon/25 kg. pails, fiber and steel drums to 1 ton super sacks in full container (FCL) or truck load (T/L) quantities. Research and sample quantities and hygroscopic, oxidizing or other air sensitive materials may be packaged under argon or vacuum. Shipping documentation includes a Certificate of Analysis and Safety Data Sheet (SDS). Solutions are packaged in polypropylene, plastic or glass jars up to palletized 440 gallon liquid totes, and 36,000 lb. tanker trucks.

Related Products & Element Information

See more Barium products. Barium (atomic symbol: Ba, atomic number: 56) is a Block S, Group 2, Period 6 element with an atomic weight of 137.27. The number of electrons in each of barium's shells is [2, 8, 18, 18, 8, 2] and its electron configuration is [Xe] 6s2. Barium Bohr ModelBarium is a member of the alkaline-earth metals. The barium atom has a radius of 222 pm and a Van der Waals radius of 268 pm. Barium was discovered by Carl Wilhelm Scheele in 1772 and first isolated by Humphry Davy in 1808. Elemental BariumIn its elemental form, barium is a soft, silvery-gray metal. Industrial applications for barium include acting as a "getterer," or unwanted gas remover, for vacuum tubes, and as an additive to steel and cast iron. Barium is also alloyed with silicon and aluminum as load-bearing alloys. The main commercial source of barium is the mineral barite (BaSO4) it does not occur naturally as a free element . The name barium is derived from the Greek word "barys," meaning heavy.

Recent Research

Dissolution of [(226)Ra]BaSO4 and partial separation of (226)Ra from radium/barium sulfate: A new treatment method for NORM waste from petroleum industry., Abdullah, Jamal Al, Masri M S. Al, and Amin, sr Yu , Appl Radiat Isot, 2016 Jan, Volume 107, p.377-81, (2016)

Bioaccessibility of barium from barite contaminated soils based on gastric phase in vitro data and plant uptake., Abbasi, Sedigheh, Lamb Dane T., Palanisami Thavamani, Kader Mohammed, Matanitobua Vitukawalu, Megharaj Mallavarapu, and Naidu Ravi , Chemosphere, 2016 Feb, Volume 144, p.1421-7, (2016)

The crystallization and structure features of barium-iron phosphate glasses., Lu, Mingwei, Wang Fu, Chen Kuiru, Dai Yunya, Liao Qilong, and Zhu Hanzhen , Spectrochim Acta A Mol Biomol Spectrosc, 2015 Sep 5, Volume 148, p.1-6, (2015)

Mechanism of inhibition of mouse Slo3 (KCa 5.1) potassium channels by quinine, quinidine and barium., Wrighton, David C., Muench Stephen P., and Lippiat Jonathan D. , Br J Pharmacol, 2015 Sep, Volume 172, Issue 17, p.4355-63, (2015)

Ce-Fe-modified zeolite-rich tuff to remove Ba(2+)-like (226)Ra(2+) in presence of As(V) and F(-) from aqueous media as pollutants of drinking water., Olguín, María Teresa, and Deng Shuguang , J Hazard Mater, 2015 Oct 9, Volume 302, p.341-350, (2015)

Ferroelectric Polarization-Enhanced Photoelectrochemical Water Splitting in TiO2-BaTiO3 Core-Shell Nanowire Photoanodes., Yang, Weiguang, Yu Yanhao, Starr Matthew B., Yin Xin, Li Zhaodong, Kvit Alexander, Wang Shifa, Zhao Ping, and Wang Xudong , Nano Lett, 2015 Oct 23, (2015)

Pressure behavior of different PEEK materials for dental implants., Schwitalla, Andreas Dominik, Spintig Tobias, Kallage Ilona, and Müller Wolf-Dieter , J Mech Behav Biomed Mater, 2015 Oct 19, Volume 54, p.295-304, (2015)

Design and Synthesis of the Beryllium-Free Deep-Ultraviolet Nonlinear Optical Material Ba3 (ZnB5 O10 )PO4., Yu, Hongwei, Zhang Weiguo, Young Joshua, Rondinelli James M., and P Halasyamani, iv Sh , Adv Mater, 2015 Oct 13, (2015)

The Role of the Modified Barium Swallow Study and Esophagram in Patients with Globus Sensation., Dworkin, James P., Dowdall Jayme R., Kubik Mark, Thottam Prasad John, and Folbe Adam , Dysphagia, 2015 Oct, Volume 30, Issue 5, p.506-10, (2015)