Barium Acetate
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Title: Barium Acetate
CAS Registry Number: 543-80-6
Molecular Formula: C4H6BaO4
Molecular Weight: 255.42
Percent Composition: C 18.81%, H 2.37%, Ba 53.77%, O 25.06%
Line Formula: Ba(C2H3O2)2
Literature References: Prepn: Gmelins, Barium (8th ed.) 30, 315 (1932) and supplement, 478 (1960). Toxicity study: Syed, Hosain, Toxicol. Appl. Pharmacol. 22, 150 (1972).
Derivative Type: Monohydrate
Properties: Poisonous! d 2.19. Loses its H2O of hydration at 110°. One gram dissolves in 1.5 ml cold or boiling water, in 700 ml alc. The aq soln is neutral or slightly acid to litmus. LD50 i.v. in ICR mice: 23.31 mg Ba2+/kg (Syed, Hosain).
Density: d 2.19
Toxicity data: LD50 i.v. in ICR mice: 23.31 mg Ba2+/kg (Syed, Hosain)
Use: Mordant for printing fabrics; in lubricating oil and grease; as catalyst for organic reactions.

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