Barium hydroxide is a kind of barium base. It has many kinds of
applications. It can be used as the precursor for the preparation of
other barium compounds. Its monohydrate form can be used to
dehydrate and remove sulfate in many products. In laboratory, it can
be used in analytic chemistry for the titration assay of organic
acid. In organic synthesis, it is a strong base used for the
hydrolysis of esters and nitriles. It is also a useful catalyst of
organic synthesis. Other applications also include acting as an
interlayer between zinc oxide and a luminescent conjugated polymer
for light-emitting diodes, extracting pure arabinoxylans from
water-insoluble cell wall material of wheat flour, removing sulfate
and metals from the water and acting as a selective precipitating
agent for hemicelluloses.
Carbon dioxide absorbant.
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Barium hydroxide,Ba(OH)2·8H20, is a white crystalline powder, colorless solid composed of monoclinic crystals. It has a melting point of 78°C and is soluble in water and insoluble in acetone. It is used in the fusion of silicates and fat saponification.