Beryllium Chloride



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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
Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling (GHS) N/A


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

Formula BeCl2
CAS 7787-47-5
Pubchem CID 24588
MDL MFCD00042674
EC No. 232-116-4
IUPAC Name beryllium dichloride
Beilstein Registry No. N/A
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

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 1, Volume 149, p.335-40, (2016)

Beryllium-Induced Hypersensitivity: Genetic Susceptibility and Neoantigen Generation., Fontenot, Andrew P., Falta Michael T., Kappler John W., Dai Shaodong, and McKee Amy S. , J Immunol, 2016 Jan 1, Volume 196, Issue 1, p.22-7, (2016)

Beryllium in exhaled breath condensate as a biomarker of occupational exposure in a primary aluminum production plant., Hulo, Sébastien, Radauceanu Anca, Chérot-Kornobis Nathalie, Howsam Mike, Vacchina Véronique, De Broucker Virginie, Rousset Davy, Grzebyk Michel, Dziurla Mathieu, Sobaszek Annie, et al. , Int J Hyg Environ Health, 2016 Jan, Volume 219, Issue 1, p.40-7, (2016)

Isotropic Negative Area Compressibility over Large Pressure Range in Potassium Beryllium Fluoroborate and its Potential Applications in Deep Ultraviolet Region., Jiang, Xingxing, Luo Siyang, Kang Lei, Gong Pifu, Yao Wenjiao, Huang Hongwei, Li Wei, Huang Rongjin, Wang Wei, Li Yanchun, et al. , Adv Mater, 2015 Sep 2, Volume 27, Issue 33, p.4851-7, (2015)

Creating σ-holes through the formation of beryllium bonds., Brea, Oriana, Mó Otilia, Yáñez Manuel, Alkorta Ibon, and Elguero José , Chemistry, 2015 Sep 1, Volume 21, Issue 36, p.12676-82, (2015)

Beryllium solubility in occupational airborne particles: sequential extraction procedure and workplace application., Davy, Rousset, and Thibaut Durand , J Occup Environ Hyg, 2015 Sep 1, p.1-39, (2015)

Generalized Lenard-Balescu calculations of electron-ion temperature relaxation in beryllium plasma., Fu, Zhen-Guo, Wang Zhigang, Li Da-Fang, Kang Wei, and Zhang Ping , Phys Rev E Stat Nonlin Soft Matter Phys, 2015 Sep, Volume 92, Issue 3-1, p.033103, (2015)

Structures and formation mechanisms of aquo/hydroxo oligomeric beryllium in aqueous solution: a density functional theory study., Jin, Xiaoyan, Liao Rongbao, Wu Hai, Huang Zhengjie, and Zhang Hong , J Mol Model, 2015 Sep, Volume 21, Issue 9, p.232, (2015)

First-Principles Design of a Deep-Ultraviolet Nonlinear-Optical Crystal from KBe2BO3F2 to NH4Be2BO3F2., Kang, Lei, Luo Siyang, Peng Guang, Ye Ning, Wu Yicheng, Chen Chuangtian, and Lin Zheshuai , Inorg Chem, 2015 Oct 28, (2015)

A novel phase of beryllium fluoride at high pressure., Rakitin, Maksim S., Oganov Artem R., Niu Haiyang, M Esfahani Mahdi Davari, Zhou Xiang-Feng, Qian Guang-Rui, and Solozhenko Vladimir L. , Phys Chem Chem Phys, 2015 Oct 21, Volume 17, Issue 39, p.26283-8, (2015)