Title: Barium Silicide
CAS Registry Number: 1304-40-1
Molecular Formula: BaSi2
Molecular Weight: 193.50
Percent Composition: Ba 70.97%, Si 29.03%
Literature References: Prepn: Gmelins, Barium (8th ed) 30, 330 (1932) and supplement, 486 (1960).
Properties: Metal-like, gray lumps; quite permanent in dry air, but dec by moisture with evolution of H2. Melts at white heat.
Use: Deoxidizing and desulfurizing steel and for other metallurgical purposes.