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Barium Formate
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Barium Formate Properties (Theoretical)

Compound Formula C2H2BaO4
Molecular Weight 227.36
Appearance White to off-white crystalline powder
Melting Point N/A
Boiling Point N/A
Density 3.21 °C
Solubility in H2O Soluble
Exact Mass 227.900556 g/mol
Monoisotopic Mass 227.900556 g/mol

Barium Formate Health & Safety Information

Signal Word Danger
Hazard Statements H341-H361-H372-H332-H302-H335-H411
Hazard Codes T
Precautionary Statements P260-P301+P310-P302+P350-P261-P405-P501
Risk Codes R20/22-R37-R48/23-R51/53-R63-R68
Safety Statements S36/37-S38-S45-S61
RTECS Number N/A
Transport Information UN 2811 6.1 / PG III
GHS Pictograms

About Barium Formate

American Elements manufactures Barium Formate in both research and bulk quantities. American Elements produces materials to many standard grades when applicable including Mil Spec (military grade), ACS, Reagent and Technical Grades; Food, Agricultural and Pharmaceutical Grades, Optical, Semiconductor, and Electronics Grades, and follows applicable USP, EP/BP, and ASTM testing standards. Most materials can be produced in high and ultra high purity forms (99%, 99.9%, 99.99%, 99.999%, and higher). Standard and custom packaging is available. Additional technical, research and safety (SDS) information is available. Please request a quote above to receive pricing information based on your specifications.

Barium Formate Synonyms

Barium diformate, formic acid barium salt, barium(2+) dimethanoate, Ba(CHO2)2, UNII-Q05JCC9F7X

Chemical Identifiers

Linear Formula (HCOO)2Ba
MDL Number MFCD00050826
EC No. 208-780-6
Pubchem CID 68326
IUPAC Name barium(2+); diformate
SMILES C(=O)[O-].C(=O)[O-].[Ba+2]
InchI Identifier InChI=1S/2CH2O2.Ba/c2*2-1-3;/h2*1H,(H,2,3);/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 Elements


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 "getter," or unwanted gas remover, for vacuum tubes, and as an additive to steel and cast iron. Barium is also alloyed with silicon and aluminum in 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.


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