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barium hydroxide

Barium hydroxide is a colorless crystal under standard conditions.

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A saturated solution of barium hydroxide is called barite water. Hygroscopic. Insoluble in alcohol, but soluble in water.

Forms crystalline hydrates with one, two, seven and eight water molecules.

Synonyms and international names

Barium oxide hydrate, caustic barite, barium hydroxide


  • when refining vegetable oils and animal fats;

  • as a component of lubricants;

  • to remove SO42− (sulfate ions) from industrial solutions;

  • to obtain barium salts.

Used with this product:

- Stearic acid MASFLEX

- 12-hydroxystearic acid (12-HOSC)

- Lithium hydroxide (lithium oxide hydrate)

- Diphenylamine