SECTION 1. IDENTIFICATION
Product Name: Barium Silicide
Product Number: All applicable American Elements product codes, e.g. BA-SID-02-P
CAS #: 1304-40-1
Relevant identified uses of the substance: Scientific research and development
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SECTION 2. HAZARDS IDENTIFICATION
Statement of Hazard:
Dangerous when wet, Irritant, Reacts violently with water
Acute Health Hazard:
Irritant to eyes, skin, mucous membranes and respiratory system.
May be harmful by ingestion, skin absorption and inhalation.
Chronic Health Hazard:
To the best of our knowledge, the toxicological properties of this chemical have not been
thoroughly investigated. Use appropriate procedures and precautions to prevent or minimize
GHS Classification in accordance with 29 CFR 1910 (OSHA HCS):
Acute toxicity, dermal (Category 4), H312
Acute toxicity, inhalation (Category 4), H332
Acute toxicity, oral (Category 4), H302
Serious eye damage/eye irritation (Category 2A), H319
Skin corrosion/irritation (Category 2), H315
Substances and mixtures which, in contact with water, emit flammable gases (Category 1), H260
Signal Word: Danger
H260 In contact with water releases flammable gases which may ignite spontaneously.
H302 Harmful if swallowed.
H312 Harmful in contact with skin.
H315 Causes skin irritation.
H319 Causes serious eye irritation.
H332 Harmful if inhaled.
P223 Keep away from any possible contact with water, because of violent reaction and possible flash fire.
P231+P232 Handle under inert gas. Protect from moisture.
P261 Avoid breathing dust/fume/gas/mist/vapors/spray.
P280 Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection.
P301+P312 IF SWALLOWED: call a POISON CENTER or doctor/physician
IF you feel unwell.
P302+P352 IF ON SKIN: wash with plenty of soap and water.
P304+P340 IF INHALED: Remove victim to fresh air and Keep at rest in a position comfortable for breathing.
P305+P351+P338 IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing.
P332+P313 IF SKIN irritation occurs: Get medical advice/attention.
P402+P404 Store in a dry place. Store in a closed container.
EUH014 Reacts violently with water
SECTION 3. COMPOSITION/INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS
Chemical Name: Barium silicide
Cas no.: 1304-40-1
EINECS Number: 234-547-3
Molecular Formula: BaSi2
SECTION 4. FIRST AID MEASURES
Flush eyes with large amounts of water for fifteen minutes. Separate eyelids with fingers. If irritation persists, seek medical attention.
Wash skin with soap and water. If irritation persists, seek medical attention.
Do not induce vomiting. Seek medical attention.
Move to a fresh air environment. Contact a physician if breathing becomes difficult.
SECTION 5. FIREFIGHTING MEASURES
Flash Point (ºC): Not Available
Explosion Limits: Not Available
Auto Ignition Temperature (ºC): Not Available
Carbon dioxide, dry chemical powder or alcohol-resistant foam. Do not use water spray.
Wear self-contained respirator and fully protective impervious suit.
May emit hazardous fumes under fire conditions. Reacts violently with water.
SECTION 6. ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES
Wear a self-contained breathing apparatus, rubber boots and gloves, and disposable coveralls. Dispose of coveralls after use. Remove from ignition sources if safe to do so. Follow emergency response plan and contact proper authorities if needed.
Keep unprotected persons away.
Keep spills out of sewers and bodies of water. Dike and contain the spill with inert material. Absorb on sand, vermiculite or diatomite. Transfer material to a container for disposal or recovery. Ventilate area and wash spill site after material pickup is complete.
SECTION 7. HANDLING AND STORAGE
Handling and Storage:
Avoid breathing dust, vapor, mist or gas. Avoid contact with skin and eyes. Avoid prolonged or repeated exposure. Use only in a chemical fume hood. Open and handle container with care. Keep ignition sources away.
Store in a tightly closed container in a dry, well-ventilated place. Store
under inert gas. Store under nitrogen.
Sensitivities: Air, Moisture
Storage Temperature (ºC): 15 to 30
SECTION 8. EXPOSURE CONTROLS/PERSONAL PROTECTION
Use product in a well ventilated area or under a fume hood. Use proper lab equipment while handling this product. Keep away from incompatible materials for possible risk of hazardous reaction.
Wear appropriate protective eyeglass or chemical safety goggles. Make sure that there is an eyewash station in your vicinity.
Wear impervious gloves and protective clothing.
Use a NIOSH approved respirator when exposure limits are exceeded or if irritation or other symptoms are experienced.
SECTION 9. PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES
Odor: Not Available
Odor Threshold: Not Available
Flash Point (ºC): Not Available
Auto Ignition Temperature (ºC): Not Available
Melting Point (ºC): Not Available
Boiling Point (ºC): Not Available
Evaporation Rate: Not Available
pH Value: Not Available
Density (g/cm³): Not Available
Refractive Index (n²ºD): Not Available
Viscosity: Not Available
Solubility in Water: Not Available
Solubility in Other: Not Available
Vapor Pressure (mmHg): Not Available
Vapor Density (Air=1): Not Available
SECTION 10. STABILITY AND REACTIVITY
Stable under normal temperatures and pressures.
Strong oxidizing agents, water, alcohol, acids, bases
Product may react with incompatible materials to release other hazardous substances.
Conditions to Avoid:
Heat, flame, sparks, other ignition sources.
Hazardous Decomposition Products:
Barium oxides, Silicon oxides
SECTION 11. TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION
RTECS Reference: Not Available
Target Organs: Not Available
Toxicity Data: Not Available
Carcinogenicity: National Toxicology Program (NTP) listed: Not Available
International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) listed: Not Available
Potential Symptoms: Not Available
SECTION 12. ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION
Toxicity: Not Available
SECTION 13. DISPOSAL CONSIDERATIONS
Contact a licensed professional waste disposal service. Dispose in a manner consistent with
federal, state and local environmental regulations.
SECTION 14. TRANSPORT INFORMATION
DOT Shipping Name: Water-Reactive Solid, N.O.S.
DOT UN Number: UN2813
DOT Hazard Class: Class 4.3
DOT Packing Group: PGI
IMDG Shipping Name: Water-Reactive Solid, N.O.S.
IMDG UN Number: UN2813
IMDG Hazard Class: Class 4.3
IMDG Packing Group: PGI
Marine Pollutant: No
IATA Shipping Name: Water-Reactive Solid, N.O.S.
IATA UN Number: UN2813
IATA Hazard Class: Class 4.3
IATA Packing Group: PGI
SECTION 15. REGULATORY INFORMATION
Toxic Substance Control Act (TSCA) listed:
Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act (SARA 302) listed:
Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act (SARA 311/312) listed:
Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act (SARA 313) listed:
European Inventory of Existing Chemical Substances (EINECS): 234-547-3
Canadian Domestic Substances List (DSL) listed:
Canadian Non-Domestic Substances List (NDSL) listed:
SECTION 16. OTHER INFORMATION
Safety Data Sheet according to Regulation (EC) No. 1907/2006 (REACH). The above information is believed to be correct but does not purport to be all inclusive and shall be used only as a guide. The information in this document is based on the present state of our knowledge and is applicable to the product with regard to appropriate safety precautions. It does not represent any guarantee of the properties of the product. American Elements shall not be held liable for any damage resulting from handling or from contact with the above product. See reverse side of invoice or packing slip for additional terms and conditions of sale. COPYRIGHT 1997-2022 AMERICAN ELEMENTS. LICENSED GRANTED TO MAKE UNLIMITED PAPER COPIES FOR INTERNAL USE ONLY.