SECTION 1. IDENTIFICATION
Product Name: Barium Thiocyanate Trihydrate
Product Number: All applicable American Elements product codes, e.g. BA-THCY-02-C.3HYD 02
CAS #: 68016-36-4
Relevant identified uses of the substance: Scientific research and development
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SECTION 2. HAZARDS IDENTIFICATION
CLASSIFICATION OF SUBSTANCE OR MIXTURE
Signal Word Warning
H302 Harmful if swallowed.
H312 Harmful in contact with skin.
H332 Harmful if inhaled.
P261 Avoid breathing dust/fume/gas/mist/vapors/spray.
P280 Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection.
P302+P352 IF ON SKIN: Wash with plenty of water.
P304+P340 IF INHALED: Remove victim to fresh air and keep at rest in a position comfortable for breathing.
Health: 1 Fire: 0 Reactivity Hazard: 1
Health: 1 Flammability: 0 Reactivity Hazard: 1
EYE CONTACT: May be a moderate irritant to the eyes causing redness and pain.
SKIN CONTACT: May cause moderate irritation of the skin causing redness, swelling, and itching.
INHALATION: May cause difficulty in breathing, irritation of the respiratory tract, tightness of the muscles of the face and neck.
INGESTION: Soluble barium and thiocyanates may cause vomiting, irregular heartbeat, pain, disorientation, convulsions and cardiac
SECTION 3. COMPOSITION/INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS
Formula: Ba(SCN)2 * 3H2O
Molecular Weight: 253.50
CHEMICAL NAME CAS# %
Barium Thiocyanate Trihydrate 68016-36-4 100
SECTION 4. FIRST AID MEASURES
EYE EXPOSURE: Immediately flush the eyes with copious amounts of water for at least 15 minutes. Assure flushing under
eyelids. A victim may need assistance in keeping their eyelids open. Get immediate competent medical attention.
SKIN EXPOSURE: Wash affected area with water. Remove contaminated clothes if necessary. Seek medical assistance if
INHALATION: Remove to fresh air and keep at rest. Closely monitor the victim for signs of respiratory problems, such as
difficulty in breathing, coughing, wheezing, or pain. In such cases, seek immediate medical assistance.
INGESTION: Seek medical assistance immediately. Keep the victim calm. Give the victim water (only if conscious). Induce
vomiting only if directed by medical personnel.
SECTION 5. FIREFIGHTING MEASURES
FLASH POINT: N/A
Autoignition: Not available
EXPLOSION LIMITS: Not available
EXTINGUISHING MEDIUM: Use water spray, alcohol-resistant foam, dry chemical, or carbon dioxide.
SPECIAL FIRE FIGHTING PROCEDURES: Wear self-contained, approved breathing apparatus and full protective clothing,
including eye protection and boots.
HAZARDOUS COMBUSTION AND DECOMPOSITION PRODUCTS: Barium oxide, nitrogen oxides, hydrogen cyanides, and
SECTION 6. ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES
PERSONAL PRECAUTIONS: Wear all appropriate equipment when using this material. Ensure adequate ventilation. Avoid the
formation of dust. Avoid breathing vapors, mist, gas, or dust.
ENVIRONMENTAL PRECAUTIONS: Prevent spillage from entering drains or allowing to be released into the environment.
METHODS AND MATERIALS FOR CONTAINMENT AND CLEANING UP: Pick up and arrange disposal without creating dust. Sweep
up and keep in suitable, closed containers for disposal.
SECTION 7. HANDLING AND STORAGE
PRECAUTIONS FOR SAFE HANDLING: Wear appropriate personal protective equipment. Use with adequate ventilation. Avoid
contact with skin and eyes. Avoid formation of dust.
CONDITIONS FOR SAFE STORAGE: Store in cool, dry, and well-ventilated area. Store away from oxidizing agents, Do not store
together with acids. Store in the dark away from water and moisture.
SECTION 8. EXPOSURE CONTROLS/PERSONAL PROTECTION
EYE PROTECTION: Wear chemical safety glasses or goggles and face shield.
SKIN PROTECTION: Wear nitrile or rubber gloves, apron, or lab coat.
VENTILATION: Provide local exhaust, preferably mechanical.
RESPIRATOR: Use an approved respirator.
ADDITIONAL PROTECTION: Provide eyewash stations, quick-drench showers and washing facilities accessible to areas of use and
SECTION 9. PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES
COLOR AND FORM: White solid
MOLECULAR WEIGHT: 253.50
BOILING POINT: No data available
MELTING POINT: Not available
SPECIFIC GRAVITY: 2.286 gm/ml
VAPOR DENSITY: No data available
SECTION 10. STABILITY AND REACTIVITY
HAZARDOUS POLYMERIZATION: Will not occur
CONDITIONS TO AVOID: None
INCOMPATIBILITY: Oxidizing agents and active metals
DECOMPOSITION PRODUCTS: Barium oxide, nitrogen oxides, hydrogen cyanides, and sulfur oxides.
SECTION 11. TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION
ACUTE TOXICITY: No data available
CARCINOGENIC EFFECTS: No components of this product present at levels greater than or equal to 0.1% is identified a carcinogen.
MUTAGENIC EFFECTS: Not available
TETRATOGENIC EFFECTS: Not available
RTECS: Not available
To the best of our knowledge the toxicological effects of this compound have not been fully investigated.
SECTION 12. ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION
No data available
SECTION 13. DISPOSAL CONSIDERATIONS
Dispose of in according to local, state, and federal regulations.
SECTION 14. TRANSPORT INFORMATION
DOT : UN1564 IATA: UN1564
Barium compounds, n.o.s. Barium compound, n.o.s.
(Barium Thiocyanate Trihydrate) (Barium Thiocyanate Trihydrate)
CLASS 6.1 CLASS 6.1
PG III PG III
Marine Pollutant: No
SECTION 15. REGULATORY INFORMATION
TSCA: Not listed in the TSCA inventory
SARA (TITLE 313): Barium Thiocyanate Trihydrate
CALIFORNIA PROP. 65: Not 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 1997-2018 AMERICAN ELEMENTS. LICENSED GRANTED TO MAKE UNLIMITED PAPER COPIES FOR INTERNAL USE ONLY.