Barium Chloride

Synonyms: Barii chloridum; Bario chloridas; Bariumklorid; Bariumkloridi; Baru chlorek; Baryum, chlorure de.
Cyrillic synonym: Бария Хлорид.

Chemical information

Chemical formula: Ba Cl2 = 208.2.
CAS — 10361-37-2 (anhydrous barium chloride); 1032627-9 (barium chloride dihydrate).
moeopathicas). A white or almost white, crystalline powder or colourless crystals. Freely soluble in water; very slightly soluble or practically insoluble in alcohol.


Barium chloride has several industrial uses including the manufacture of pigments and dyes, leather tanning, boiler detergents, water softeners, and aluminium refining. Barium chloride is a soluble salt and therefore potentially toxic if ingested. Systemic toxicity arising from burns to skin from molten barium chloride has been reported. For the adverse effects and treatment of barium and barium salts, and reference to barium chloride poisoning, see under Barium, above.


Barium chloride has been used in homoeopathic medicines under the following names: Barium chloratum; Baryta muriatica; Bar. mur.
Published January 07, 2019.