Beryllium Chloride

CAS 7787-47-5
Linear Formula: BeCl2
MDL Number: MFCD00042674
EC No.: 232-116-4

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(2N) 99% Beryllium Chloride
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(3N) 99.9% Beryllium Chloride
BE-CL-03 Pricing
(4N) 99.99% Beryllium Chloride
BE-CL-04 Pricing
(5N) 99.999% Beryllium Chloride
BE-CL-05 Pricing


Compound Formula BeCl2
Molecular Weight 79.92
Appearance White to Pale Yellow Crystalline Solid
Melting Point 399 °C, 672 K, 750 °F
Boiling Point 482 °C, 755 K, 900 °F
Density 1.899 g/cm3
Monoisotopic Mass 78.9499
Exact Mass 78.9499

Health & Safety Info  |  MSDS / SDS

Signal Word Danger
Hazard Statements H301-H315-H317-H319-H330-H335-H350i-H372-H411
Hazard Codes T+,N
Risk Codes 49-25-26-36/37/38-43-48/23-51/53
Safety Statements 53-45-61
RTECS Number DS2625000
Transport Information UN 1566 6.1/PG 2
WGK Germany 3


Chloride IonBeryllium Chloride is an excellent water soluble crystalline Beryllium source for uses compatible with chlorides. Chloride compounds can conduct electricity when fused or dissolved in water. Chloride materials can be decomposed by electrolysis to chlorine gas and the metal. They are formed through various chlorination processes whereby at least one chlorine anion (Cl-) is covalently bonded to the relevant metal or cation. Ultra high purity and proprietary formulations can be prepared. The chloride ion controls fluid equilibrium and pH levels in metabolic systems. They can form either inorganic or organic compounds. Beryllium Chloride is generally immediately available in most volumes.Ultra high purity, high purity, submicron and nanopowder forms may be considered. We also produce Beryllium Chloride Solution. 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 dichloride

Chemical Identifiers

Linear Formula BeCl2
CAS 7787-47-5
Pubchem CID 24588
MDL Number MFCD00042674
EC No. 232-116-4
Beilstein Registry No. N/A
IUPAC Name beryllium dichloride
SMILES [Be+2].[Cl-].[Cl-]
InchI Identifier InChI=1S/Be.2ClH/h;2*1H/q+2;;/p-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.

Related Products & Element Information

See more Beryllium products. Beryllium (atomic symbol: Be, atomic number: 4) is a Block S, Group 2, Period 2 element with an atomic weight of 9.012182. Beryllium Bohr ModelThe number of electrons in each of Beryllium's shells is [2, 2] and its electron configuration is [He] 2s2. The beryllium atom has a radius of 112 pm and a Van der Waals radius of 153 pm. Beryllium is a relatively rare element in the earth's crust it can be found in minerals such as bertrandite, chrysoberyl, phenakite, and beryl, its most common source for commercial production. Beryllium was discovered by Louis Nicolas Vauquelin in 1797 and first isolated by Friedrich Wöhler and Antoine Bussy in 1828. Elemental BerylliumIn its elemental form, beryllium has a gray metallic appearance. It is a soft metal that is both strong and brittle its low density and high thermal conductivity make it useful for aerospace and military applications. It is also frequently used in X-ray equipment and particle physics. The origin of the name Beryllium comes from the Greek word "beryllos," meaning beryl.

Recent Research

Long-range atmospheric transport Beryllium-7 to region the Sea of Japan., Neroda, Andrey S., Goncharova Anna A., Goryachev Vladimir A., Mishukov Vasily F., and Shlyk Natalia V. , J Environ Radioact, 2016 May 5, Volume 160, p.102-111, (2016)

Temporal variability of beryllium-7 fallout in southwest UK., Taylor, A, Keith-Roach M J., Iurian A R., Mabit L, and Blake W H. , J Environ Radioact, 2016 May 3, Volume 160, p.80-86, (2016)

Characterization of surface sediments from the Beijing-Hangzhou Grand Canal (Zaozhuang section), China: assessment of beryllium enrichment, biological effect, and mobility., Zhuang, Wen, Chen Qing, Gao Xuelu, Zhou Fengxia, Wang Mantang, and Liu Yongxia , Environ Sci Pollut Res Int, 2016 May 11, (2016)

Identification of airborne radioactive spatial patterns in Europe - Feasibility study using Beryllium-7., Hernández-Ceballos, M A., Cinelli G, Tollefsen T, and Marín-Ferrer M , J Environ Radioact, 2016 May, Volume 155-156, p.55-62, (2016)

Fully Hydrogenated Beryllium Nanoclusters., Koukaras, Emmanuel N., Sgouros Aris P., and Sigalas Michael M. , J Am Chem Soc, 2016 Mar 9, Volume 138, Issue 9, p.3218-27, (2016)

Designing a Beryllium-Free Deep-Ultraviolet Nonlinear Optical Material without a Structural Instability Problem., Zhao, Sangen, Kang Lei, Shen Yaoguo, Wang Xiaodong, Asghar Muhammad Adnan, Lin Zheshuai, Xu Yingying, Zeng Siyuan, Hong Maochun, and Luo Junhua , J Am Chem Soc, 2016 Mar 9, Volume 138, Issue 9, p.2961-4, (2016)

Feasibility for non-destructive discrimination of natural and beryllium-diffused sapphires using Raman spectroscopy., Chang, Kyeol, Lee Sanguk, Park Jimin, and Chung Hoeil , Talanta, 2016 Mar, Volume 149, p.335-40, (2016)

Spectrofluorimetric Determination of Beryllium by Mean Centering of Ratio Spectra., Chamsaz, Mahmoud, Samghani Kobra, Arbab-Zavar Mohammad Hossein, and Heidari Tahereh , J Fluoresc, 2016 Jun 6, (2016)

Be2BO3F: A Phase of Beryllium Fluoride Borate Derived from KBe2BO3F2 with Short UV Absorption Edge., Guo, Shu, Liu Lijuan, Xia Mingjun, Kang Lei, Huang Qian, Li Chao, Wang Xiaoyang, Lin Zheshuai, and Chen Chuangtian , Inorg Chem, 2016 Jun 22, (2016)

Exergonic and Spontaneous Production of Radicals through Beryllium Bonds., Brea, Oriana, Alkorta Ibon, Mó Otilia, Yáñez Manuel, Elguero José, and Corral Inés , Angew Chem Int Ed Engl, 2016 Jun 16, (2016)

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