Barium Sulphate

Barium Sulphate is an inorganic compound with the chemical formula BaSO4. It is a white crystalline solid, odorless and insoluble in water. It occurs as the mineral barite or in a synthetic form as a precipitated Barium Sulphate - often refered to as Blanc fixe


Molar Weight233.38 g/mol
Melting Point1,580°C
Boiling Point1,600°C
Density4.49 g/cm³
FormsWhite, Crystalline

Uses and Applications

Key applications

  • Plastics and polymers
  • Adhesives and Sealants
  • Oil and Gas
  • Pulp and paper
  • Textile handling
  • Lubricants
  • Building & Construction products
  • Paint and Coatings
  • Rubber
  • Floor coverings


  • Pulp & Paper
  • Oil & Gas
  • Cleaning
  • Coatings & Construction
  • Polymers
  • Food
  • Lubricants
  • Chemical Processing
  • Rubber

Synonyms: Barium Sulfate, Baryte, Barite, Blanc fixe

Chemical Formula: BaSO4

CAS Number: 7727-43-7