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Beryllium Aluminosilicate
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Beryllium Aluminosilicate Properties (Theoretical)

Compound Formula Al2Be3O18Si6
Molecular Weight 537.5
Appearance Green powder
Melting Point 1410 °C
Boiling Point N/A
Density 2.66 g/cm3
Solubility in H2O N/A
Exact Mass 536.769646 g/mol
Monoisotopic Mass 536.769646 g/mol

Beryllium Aluminosilicate Health & Safety Information

Signal Word Warning
Hazard Statements H311-H315-H320-H331-H335
Hazard Codes N/A
Risk Codes N/A
Safety Statements N/A
Transport Information UN1566 6.1/PG III

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Date Accessed: 06/02/2020
Date Revised: 05/15/2015


Product Name: Beryllium Aluminosilicate

Product Number: All applicable American Elements product codes, e.g. BE-ALSIAT-02-P

CAS #: 1302-52-9

Relevant identified uses of the substance: Scientific research and development

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Statement of Hazard: Irritant, Respiratory irritant, Toxic
Acute Health Hazard: Irritant to eyes, skin, mucous membranes and respiratory system.
May be toxic by ingestion, skin absorption and inhalation.
Chronic Health Hazard: Not Available
HMIS Rating:
H: 3
F: 0
P: 0
NFPA Rating:
H: 3
F: 0
R: 0
To the best of our knowledge, the toxicological properties of this chemical have not been
thoroughly investigated. Use appropriate procedures and precautions to prevent or minimize


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Signal Word: Warning
Hazard Statement(s): H301 Toxic if swallowed.
H311 Toxic in contact with skin.
H315 Causes skin irritation.
H320 Causes eye irritation.
H331 Toxic if inhaled.
H335 May cause respiratory irritation.
Precautionary Statement(s): P261 Avoid breathing dust/fume/gas/mist/vapors/spray.
P264 Wash skin thoroughly after handling.
P270 Do not eat, drink, or smoke when using this product.
P271 Use only outdoors or in a well-ventilated area.
P280 Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face
P301+P310 IF SWALLOWED: Immediately call a POISON CENTER or
P302+P352 IF ON SKIN: wash with plenty of soap and water.
P304+P340 IF INHALED: Remove victim to fresh air and Keep at rest in a
position comfortable for breathing.
P305+P351+P338 IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several
minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue
P332+P313 IF SKIN irritation occurs: Get medical advice/attention.
P403+P233 Store in a well-ventilated place. Keep container tightly closed.


Chemical Name: Beryllium aluminum silicate
Synonyms: Beryl
CAS Number: 1302-52-9
MDL Number: MFCD00049838
EINECS Number: 215-101-7
Beilstein Registry Number: Not Available
Molecular Formula: Be3Al2(SiO3)6
Molecular Weight: 537.50
Content: As specified in product name.


Eye Contact: Flush eyes with large amounts of water for fifteen minutes. Separate eyelids with fingers. If irritation persists, seek medical attention.
Skin Contact: Wash skin with soap and water. If irritation persists, seek medical attention.
Ingestion: Do not induce vomiting. Seek medical attention.
Inhalation: Move to a fresh air environment. Contact a physician if breathing becomes difficult.


Flash Point (ºC): Not Available
Explosion Limits: Not Available
Autoignition (ºC): Not Available
Extinguishing Media: Carbon dioxide, dry chemical powder, alcohol-resistant foam, or water
Protective Equipment: Wear self-contained respirator and fully protective impervious suit.
Specific Hazards: May emit hazardous fumes under fire conditions.


Personal Protection: Wear a self-contained breathing apparatus, rubber boots and gloves, and disposable coveralls. Dispose of coveralls after use. Remove from ignition sources if safe to do so. Follow emergency response plan and contact proper authorities if needed.
Keep unprotected persons away.
Environmental Protection: Keep spills out of sewers and bodies of water. Dike and contain the
spill with inert material. Absorb on sand, vermiculite or diatomite.
Transfer material to a container for disposal or recovery. Ventilate area and wash spill site after material pickup is complete.


Handling and Storage: Avoid breathing dust, vapor, mist or gas. Avoid contact with skin and eyes. Avoid prolonged or repeated exposure. Use only in a chemical fume hood. Open and handle container with care. Keep ignition sources away.
Store in a tightly closed container in a dry, well-ventilated place.
Sensitivities: Not Available
Storage Temperature (ºC): 15 to 30


Engineering Controls: Use product in a well ventilated area or under a fume hood. Use proper
lab equipment while handling this product. Keep away from incompatible materials for possible risk of hazardous reaction.
Eye Protection: Wear appropriate protective eyeglass or chemical safety goggles. Make sure that there is an eyewash station in your vicinity.
Skin Protection: Wear impervious gloves and protective clothing.
Respiratory Protection: Use a NIOSH approved respirator when exposure limits are exceeded or
if irritation or other symptoms are experienced.
Exposure Limits:
Country Source Type Value
USA ACGIH TWA Not Available
USA OSHA STEL Not Available
USA OSHA PEL Not Available


Appearance: Crystals
Odor: Not Available
Odor Threshold: Not Available
Flash Point (ºC): Not Available
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Temperature (ºC): Not Available
UEL % by Volume: Not Available
LEL % by Volume: Not Available
Melting Point (ºC): 1410
Boiling Point (ºC): Not Available
Evaporation Rate: Not Available
pH Value: Not Available
Density (g/cm3): 2.66
Refractive Index (n²ºD): Not Available
Viscosity: Not Available
Solubility in Water: Not Available
Solubility in Other: Not Available
Vapor Pressure (mmHg): Not Available
Vapor Density (Air=1): Not Available


Stability: Stable under normal temperatures and pressures.
Incompatibility: Strong oxidizing agents, alkali metals
Reactivity: Product may react with incompatible materials to release other hazardous substances.
Conditions to Avoid: Heat, flame, sparks, other ignition sources.
Hazardous Decomposition Products: Aluminum oxides, Beryllium oxides, Silicon oxides


RTECS Reference: Not Available
Target Organs: Not Available
Toxicity Data: Not Available
Carcinogenicity: National Toxicology Program (NTP) listed: Not Available
International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) listed: Not Available
Potential Symptoms: Not Available


Toxicity: Not Available


Contact a licensed professional waste disposal service. Dispose in a manner consistent with
federal, state and local environmental regulations.


DOT Shipping Name: Beryllium Compound, N.O.S.
DOT UN Number: UN1566
DOT Hazard Class: Class 6.1
DOT Packing Group: III
IMDG Shipping Name: Beryllium Compound, N.O.S.
IMDG UN Number: UN1566
IMDG Hazard Class: Class 6.1
IMDG Packing Group: III
Marine Pollutant: No
IATA: Not permitted for air transport


United States
Toxic Substance Control Act (TSCA) listed: Yes
Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act (SARA 302) listed: No
Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act (SARA 311/312) listed: No
Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act (SARA 313) listed: Not Available
European Union
European Inventory of Existing Chemical Substances (EINECS): 215-101-7
Canadian Non-Domestic Substances List (NDSL) listed: Yes
Toxic Substance Control Act (TSCA) listed: Yes
Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act (SARA 302) listed: No
Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act (SARA 311/312) listed: No
Canadian Domestic Substances List (DSL) listed: No


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About Beryllium Aluminosilicate

Beryllium Aluminosilicate is generally immediately available in most volumes. High purity, submicron and nanopowder forms may be considered. American Elements produces to many standard grades when applicable, including Mil Spec (military grade); ACS, Reagent and Technical Grade; Food, Agricultural and Pharmaceutical Grade; Optical Grade, USP and EP/BP (European Pharmacopoeia/British Pharmacopoeia) and follows applicable ASTM testing standards. Typical and custom packaging is available. Additional technical, research and safety (MSDS) information is available as is a Reference Calculator for converting relevant units of measurement.

Beryllium Aluminosilicate Synonyms

Beryllium aluminum silicate, Beryllium aluminum silicon oxide, Beryl ore, Natural beryl, Al2Be3(SiO3)6, Emerald

Chemical Identifiers

Linear Formula Be3Al2(SiO3)6
MDL Number MFCD00049838
EC No. 215-101-7
Pubchem CID 14767
IUPAC Name dialuminum; triberyllium; dioxido(oxo)silane
SMILES [Be+2].[Be+2].[Be+2].[O-][Si](=O)[O-].[O-][Si](=O)[O-].[O-][Si](=O)[O-].[O-][Si](=O)[O-].[O-][Si](=O)[O-].[O-][Si](=O)[O-].[Al+3].[Al+3]
InchI Identifier InChI=1S/2Al.3Be.6O3Si/c;;;;;6*1-4(2)3/q2*+3;3*+2;6*-2

Packaging Specifications

Typical bulk packaging includes palletized plastic 5 gallon/25 kg. pails, fiber and steel drums to 1 ton super sacks in full container (FCL) or truck load (T/L) quantities. Research and sample quantities and hygroscopic, oxidizing or other air sensitive materials may be packaged under argon or vacuum. Shipping documentation includes a Certificate of Analysis and Safety Data Sheet (SDS). Solutions are packaged in polypropylene, plastic or glass jars up to palletized 440 gallon liquid totes, and 36,000 lb. tanker trucks.

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