Barium Carbonate

Widely used in the ceramics industry as an ingredient in glazes, it acts as a flux to produce unique colours not easily attainable by other means. In the brick, earthenware and pottery industries it is added to cause efflorescence.


Molar Weight197.335g/mol
Melting Point811 °C
Boiling Point1.360 °C
FormsCrystals, White

Uses and Applications

Key applications

  • Detergent
  • Building & Construction products
  • Paint and Coatings


  • Pharma
  • Cleaning
  • Coatings & Construction
  • Polymers
  • Food

Synonyms: Witherite

Chemical Formula: BaCO3

CAS Number: 25070-31-9, 513-77-9