What is Barium Sulphate

While mainly consumed as a component of oil well drilling fluid, it is also used as a component of white pigment for paints. Another field where it is frequently used is medically, where it acts as an agent for X-ray imaging and other diagnostic procedures.

  • Synonyms: Barytes, Artificial Barite, Artificial Heavy Spar, Bakontal, Baridol, Barosperse, Precipitated Barium Sulphate
  • INCI: Barium Sulphate
  • Chemical Formula: BaSO4
  • CAS Number: 7727-43-7

Product Specifications


Chemical Formula BaSO4
CAS Number 7727-43-7
Molar Weight 233.38 g/mol
Specific Gravity 4.5

Uses and Applications for Barium Sulphate


  • Pharma
  • Oil & Gas
  • Cleaning
  • Coatings & Construction
  • Food and Nutrition
  • Cosmetics
  • Polymers
  • Rubber

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