Barium Acetate

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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


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

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 Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS). Solutions are packaged in polypropylene, plastic or glass jars up to palletized 440 gallon liquid totes.

Related Products

BaSee 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 & Development for Barium

  • Primary versus secondary achalasia: New signs on barium esophagogram. Gupta P, Debi U, Sinha SK, Prasad KK. Indian J Radiol Imaging. 8-86-2015
  • Synthesis and assembly of barium-doped iron oxide nanoparticles and nanomagnets. Wu L, Shen B, Sun S. Nanoscale. 10/1/2015
  • Orexin-A potentiates L-type calcium/barium currents in rat retinal ganglion cells. Liu F, Weng SJ, Yang XL, Zhong YM. Neuroscience. 9/30/2015
  • Diamagnetic cavitization of laser-produced barium plasma in transverse magnetic field. Raju MS, Singh RK, Kumar A, Gopinath P. Opt Lett. 9/29/2015
  • Massive Barium Sulfate Aspiration in the Bronchial Tree. Ohkuma K, Saraya T, Tsujimoto N, Takizawa H. Intern Med. 9/29/2015
  • The Effect of Nanometer Oxide Additive on the Heat-Conducting Property of Barium Hydroxide Octahydrate. Xu B, Zhang XL, Li CL, Gan W, Zhao QZ, Meng XL, Chen XD, Yuan Y. J Nanosci Nanotechnol. 9/28/2015
  • Analysis of Dysphagia Patterns Using a Modified Barium Swallowing Test Following Treatment of Head and Neck Cancer. Lee SY, Kim BH, Park YH. Yonsei Med J. 9/24/2015
  • Submandibular Duct Fistula Caused by a Large Sialolith: Incidental Finding in a Barium Swallow Study. Stanford KA. Radiol Technol. 9/19/2015
  • Elevated Z line: a new sign of Barrett's esophagus on double-contrast barium esophagograms. Levine MS, Ahmad NA, Rubesin SE. Clin Imaging. 9/10/2015
  • Large Flexoelectric Anisotropy in Paraelectric Barium Titanate. Narvaez J, Saremi S, Hong J, Stengel M, Catalan G. Phys Rev Lett. 8/3/2015

Recent Research & Development for Acetates

  • Mid-luteal phase injection of subcutaneous leuprolide acetate improves live delivered pregnancy and implantation rates in younger women undergoing in vitro fertilization-embryo transfer (IVF-ET). Check JH, Wilson C, Cohen R, Choe JK, Corley D. Clin Exp Obstet Gynecol. 9/30/2015
  • Candida glabrata susceptibility to antifungals and phagocytosis is modulated by acetate. Mota S, Alves R, Carneiro C, Silva S, Brown AJ, Istel F, Kuchler K, Sampaio P, Casal M, Henriques M, Paiva S. Front Microbiol. 9/30/2015
  • An enriched electroactive homoacetogenic biocathode for the microbial electrosynthesis of acetate through carbon dioxide reduction. Mohanakrishna G, Seelam JS, Vanbroekhoven K, Pant D. Faraday Discuss. 9/30/2015
  • Statistical modeling of pullulan production and its application in pullulan acetate nanoparticles synthesis. Sugumaran KR, Ponnusami V. Int J Biol Macromol. 9/30/2015
  • Ethyl acetate fraction of Amomum xanthioides improves bile duct ligation-induced liver fibrosis of rat model via modulation of pro-fibrogenic cytokines. Kim HG, Han JM, Lee JS, Suk Lee J, Son CG. Sci Rep. 9/30/2015
  • T cell immunity to glatiramer acetate ameliorates cognitive deficits induced by chronic cerebral hypoperfusion by modulating the microenvironment. Chen L, Yao Y, Wei C, Sun Y, Ma X, Zhang R, Xu X, Hao J. Sci Rep. 9/30/2015
  • RGC-32 as a potential biomarker of relapse and response to treatment with glatiramer acetate in multiple sclerosis. Kruszewski AM, Rao G, Tatomir A, Hewes D, Tegla CA, Cudrici CD, Nguyen V, Royal W 3rd, Bever CT Jr, Rus V, Rus H. Exp Mol Pathol. 9/29/2015
  • EFFECT OF DEPOT MEDOXYPROGESTERONE ACETATE ON IMMUNE FUNCTIONS AND INFLAMMATORY MARKERS OF HIV-INFECTED WOMEN. Weinberg A, Park JG, Bosch R, Cho A, Livingston E, Aweeka F, Cramer Y, Watts DH, Luque AE, Cohn SE. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 9/29/2015
  • Crystal structure of 1-benzyl-2-hy-droxy-5-oxopyrrolidin-3-yl acetate. Caracelli I, Zukerman-Schpector J, Stefani HA, Ali B, Tiekink ER. Acta Crystallogr E Crystallogr Commun. 9/25/2015
  • Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroelectrochemistry of a ?-Oxo Triruthenium Acetate Cluster: An Experimental and Theoretical Approach. Santos JJ, Ando RA, Toma SH, Corio P, Araki K, Toma HE. Inorg Chem. 9/25/2015

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