Bario (perossido di) [Italian]; Barium binoxide; Barium dioxide; Barium oxide, per-; Barium peroxide (Ba(O2)); Barium superoxide; Bariumperoxid [German]; Bariumperoxyde [Dutch]; Dioxyde de baryum [French]; Peroxyde de baryum [French]; [ChemIDplus] UN1449
Insoluble in water; [HSDB] White or grayish-white solid; [Merck Index] Grey or white odorless powder; [MSDSonline]
Used for bleaching (animal and plant fibers), decolorizing glass, dyeing and printing textiles, and drying agent for lithographics; Also used with powdered aluminum in welding, in igniter compositions, and in cathodes of fluorescent lamps;[HSDB] Limited use today--production of fireworks; [Ullmann]
A skin, eye, and respiratory tract irritant; May cause CNS effects; "Exposure could cause hypokalemia, resulting in cardiac disorders and muscular disorders." [ICSC] Reacts violently with water releasing energy; An irritant; [MSDSonline] See "Barium."
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