What is Barium Sulphate

While mainly consumed as a component of oil well drilling fluid, it is also is 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: Acrybaryte, 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
Forms White crystalline solid
Grades Extra Pure Technical
Variations Powder

Uses and Applications for Barium Sulphate

Key Applications

  • Adhesives
  • Cosmetics
  • Drilling fluids
  • Floor coverings
  • Oil well drilling fluids
  • Paint & coating
  • Paper
  • Pharmaceuticals


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

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