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Beryllium Chloride

CAS #:

Linear Formula:

BeCl2

MDL Number:

MFCD00042674

EC No.:

232-116-4

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Beryllium Chloride Properties (Theoretical)

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
Solubility in H2O 15.1 g/100 mL (20 °C)
Crystal Phase / Structure Hexagonal
Specific Heat 71.1 J/mol·K
Exact Mass 78.9499
Monoisotopic Mass 78.9499

Beryllium Chloride Health & Safety Information

Signal Word Warning
Hazard Statements H302-H315-H319
Hazard Codes Xn
Precautionary Statements P301 + P312 + P330-P305 + P351 + P338
Flash Point Not applicable
Risk Codes 22-36/37/38
Safety Statements 26-36/37/39
RTECS Number OJ5950000
Transport Information NONH for all modes of transport
WGK Germany 1
GHS Pictograms

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SAFETY DATA SHEET

Date Accessed: 08/20/2018
Date Revised: 05/15/2015

SECTION 1. IDENTIFICATION

Product Name: Beryllium Chloride

Product Number: All applicable American Elements product codes, e.g. BE-CL-02 , BE-CL-03 , BE-CL-04 , BE-CL-05

CAS #: 7787-47-5

Relevant identified uses of the substance: Scientific research and development

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SECTION 2. HAZARDS IDENTIFICATION

Classification of the substance or mixture in accordance with 29 CFR 1910 (OSHA HCS)
GHS06 Skull and crossbones
Acute Tox. 3 H301 Toxic if swallowed.
Acute Tox. 2 H330 Fatal if inhaled.
GHS08 Health hazard
Carc. 1B
H350 May cause cancer.
STOT RE 1 H372 Causes damage to the lung and the blood through prolonged or repeated exposure. Route of exposure: Inhalative.
GHS07
Skin Irrit. 2
H315 Causes skin irritation.
Eye Irrit. 2
H319 Causes serious eye irritation.
Skin Sens. 1 H317 May cause an allergic skin reaction.
STOT SE 3 H335 May cause respiratory irritation.
Hazards not otherwise classified
No data available
GHS label elements
GHS label elements, including precautionary statements
Hazard pictograms

Skull and Crossbones - GHS06 Health Hazard - GHS08

GHS06 GHS08
Signal word
Danger
Hazard statements
H301 Toxic if swallowed.
H330 Fatal if inhaled.
H315 Causes skin irritation.
H319 Causes serious eye irritation.
H317 May cause an allergic skin reaction.
H350 May cause cancer.
H335 May cause respiratory irritation.
H372 Causes damage to the lung and the blood through prolonged or repeated exposure. Route of exposure: Inhalative.
Precautionary statements
P260
Do not breathe dust/fume/gas/mist/vapors/spray.
P301+P310
IF SWALLOWED: Immediately call a POISON CENTER/ doctor/...
P305+P351+P338 IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing.
P320
Specific treatment is urgent (see on this label).
P405
Store locked up.
P501
Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.
WHMIS classification
D1A - Very toxic material causing immediate and serious toxic effects
D2A - Very toxic material causing other toxic effects
Classification system
HMIS ratings (scale 0-4)
(Hazardous Materials Identification System)
Health (acute effects) = 3
Flammability = 0
Physical Hazard = 1
Other hazards
Results of PBT and vPvB assessment
PBT:
N/A
vPvB:
N/A


SECTION 3. COMPOSITION/INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS

Substances
CAS No. / Substance Name:
7787-47-5 Beryllium chloride
Identification number(s):
EC number: 232-116-4
Index number: 004-002-00-2


SECTION 4. FIRST AID MEASURES

Description of first aid measures
General information
Immediately remove any clothing soiled by the product.
Remove breathing apparatus only after contaminated clothing has been completely removed.
In case of irregular breathing or respiratory arrest provide artificial respiration.
If inhaled:
Supply patient with fresh air. If not breathing, provide artificial respiration. Keep patient warm.
Seek immediate medical advice.
In case of skin contact:
Immediately wash with soap and water; rinse thoroughly.
Seek immediate medical advice.
In case of eye contact:
Rinse opened eye for several minutes under running water. Consult a physician.
If swallowed:
Do not induce vomiting; immediately call for medical help.
Information for doctor
Most important symptoms and effects, both acute and delayed
No data available
Indication of any immediate medical attention and special treatment needed
No data available


SECTION 5. FIREFIGHTING MEASURES

Extinguishing media
Suitable extinguishing agents
Product is not flammable. Use fire-fighting measures that suit the surrounding fire.
Special hazards arising from the substance or mixture
If this product is involved in a fire, the following can be released:
Hydrogen chloride (HCl)
Toxic metal oxide fume
Advice for firefighters
Protective equipment:
Wear self-contained respirator.
Wear fully protective impervious suit.


SECTION 6. ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES

Personal precautions, protective equipment and emergency procedures
Use personal protective equipment. Keep unprotected persons away.
Ensure adequate ventilation
Environmental precautions:
Do not allow material to be released to the environment without official permits.
Methods and materials for containment and cleanup:
Dispose of contaminated material as waste according to section 13.
Ensure adequate ventilation.
Prevention of secondary hazards:
No special measures required.
Reference to other sections
See Section 7 for information on safe handling
See Section 8 for information on personal protection equipment.
See Section 13 for disposal information.


SECTION 7. HANDLING AND STORAGE

Handling
Precautions for safe handling
Keep container tightly sealed.
Store in cool, dry place in tightly closed containers.
Ensure good ventilation at the workplace.
Open and handle container with care.
Information about protection against explosions and fires:
No data available
Conditions for safe storage, including any incompatibilities
Requirements to be met by storerooms and receptacles:
No special requirements.
Information about storage in one common storage facility:
No data available
Further information about storage conditions:
Keep container tightly sealed.
Store in cool, dry conditions in well-sealed containers.
Specific end use(s)
No data available


SECTION 8. EXPOSURE CONTROLS/PERSONAL PROTECTION

Additional information about design of technical systems:
Properly operating chemical fume hood designed for hazardous chemicals and having an average face velocity of at least 100 feet per minute.
Control parameters
Components with limit values that require monitoring at the workplace:
Beryllium and compounds, as Be
mg/m3
ACGIH TLV 0.00005; 0.0002-ST
EL (inhalable fraction);
Confirmed human carcinogen
Austria Carcinogen
Belgium TWA 0.002; Carcinogen
Denmark TWA 0.001
Finland TWA 0.002; 0.006-STEL; Carcinogen
France VME 0.002; C2 Carcinogen
Germany Carcinogen
Hungary TWA 0.001; Carcinogen
Japan OEL 0.002; 2A Carcinogen
Korea TLV 0.002; 0.01-STEL; Confirmed human carcinogen
Netherlands MAC-TGG 0.002; Carcinogen
Norway TWA 0.001
Poland TWA 0.001; 0.003-STEL
Russia 0.001-STEL; Carcinogen
Sweden NGV 0.002; Carcinogen
Switzerland MAK-W 0.002; Carcinogen
United Kingdom TWA 0.002; Carcinogen
USA PEL 0.002
7787-47-5 Beryllium chloride (100.0%)
PEL (USA)
Long-term value: 0.002 mg/m3
Ceiling limit value: 0.005; 0.025* mg/m3
as Be; *30 min peak per 8-hr shift
REL (USA)
Ceiling limit value: 0.0005 mg/m3
as Be; See Pocket Guide App. A
TLV (USA)
Long-term value: 0.00005* mg/m3
as Be;*inhalable; (SEN)NIC-DSEN;RSEN;Skin
EL (Canada) Long-term value: 0.002 mg/m3
as Be; ACIGH A1, IARC 1
EV (Canada) Short-term value: 0.01 mg/m3
Long-term value: 0.002 mg/m3
as Be
Additional information:
No data
Exposure controls
Personal protective equipment
Follow typical protective and hygienic practices for handling chemicals.
Keep away from foodstuffs, beverages and feed.
Remove all soiled and contaminated clothing immediately.
Wash hands before breaks and at the end of work.
Store protective clothing separately.
Avoid contact with the eyes and skin.
Maintain an ergonomically appropriate working environment.
Breathing equipment:
Use self-contained respiratory protective device in emergency situations.
Protection of hands:
Impervious gloves
Inspect gloves prior to use.
Suitability of gloves should be determined both by material and quality, the latter of which may vary by manufacturer.
Eye protection:
Safety glasses
Body protection:
Protective work clothing.


SECTION 9. PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES

Information on basic physical and chemical properties
Appearance:
Form: Solid
Color: White
Odor: Odorless
Odor threshold: Not determined.
pH: N/A
Melting point/Melting range: 399 °C (750 °F)
Boiling point/Boiling range: 520 °C (968 °F)
Sublimation temperature / start: Not determined
Flash point: N/A
Flammability (solid, gas)
Not determined.
Ignition temperature: Not determined
Decomposition temperature: Not determined
Autoignition: Not determined.
Danger of explosion: Product does not present an explosion hazard.
Explosion limits:
Lower: Not determined
Upper: Not determined
Vapor pressure: N/A
Density at 20 °C (68 °F): 1.899 g/cm3 (15.847 lbs/gal)
Relative density
Not determined.
Vapor density
N/A
Evaporation rate
N/A
Solubility in Water (H2O): Reacts with water forming hydrochloric acid (HCl)
Heating occurs when water is added
Partition coefficient (n-octanol/water): Not determined.
Viscosity:
Dynamic: N/A
Kinematic: N/A
Other information
No data available


SECTION 10. STABILITY AND REACTIVITY

Reactivity
No data available
Chemical stability
Stable under recommended storage conditions.
Thermal decomposition / conditions to be avoided:
Decomposition will not occur if used and stored according to specifications.
Possibility of hazardous reactions
Reacts with water forming
hydrochloric acid (HCl)
Heating occurs when water is added
Conditions to avoid
No data available
Incompatible materials:
Bases
No data available
Hazardous decomposition products:
Hydrogen chloride (HCl)
Toxic metal oxide fume


SECTION 11. TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION

Information on toxicological effects
Acute toxicity:
Fatal if inhaled.
Toxic if swallowed.
LD/LC50 values that are relevant for classification:
Beryllium chloride (CAS# 7787-47-5)
Oral: LD50: 92 mg/kg (mus)
LD50: 86 mg/kg (rat)
Skin irritation or corrosion:
Causes skin irritation.
Eye irritation or corrosion:
Causes serious eye irritation.
Sensitization:
May cause an allergic skin reaction.
Germ cell mutagenicity:
No effects known.
Carcinogenicity:
May cause cancer.
EPA-B2: Probable human carcinogen, sufficient evidence from animal studies; inadequate evidence or no data from epidemiologic studies.
IARC-1: Carcinogenic to humans: sufficient evidence of carcinogenicity.
NTP-R: Reasonably anticipated to be a carcinogen: limited evidence from studies in humans or sufficient evidence from studies in experimental animals.
ACGIH A1: Confirmed human carcinogen: Agent is carcinogenic to humans based on epidemiologic studies of, or convincing clinical evidence in, exposed humans.
The Registry of Toxic Effects of Chemical Substances (RTECS) contains tumorigenic and/or carcinogenic and/or neoplastic data for this substance.
Reproductive toxicity:
No effects known.
Specific target organ system toxicity - repeated exposure:
Causes damage to the lung and the blood through prolonged or repeated exposure. Route of exposure: Inhalative.
Specific target organ system toxicity - single exposure:
May cause respiratory irritation.
Aspiration hazard:
No effects known.
Other information (about experimental toxicology):
Mutagenic effects have been observed on tests with laboratory animals.
Mutagenic effects have been observed on tests with bacteria.
Tumorigenic effects have been observed on tests with laboratory animals.
Carcinogenic effects have been observed on tests with laboratory animals.
Subacute to chronic toxicity:
Acute exposure to beryllium may cause dermatitis, chronic skin ulcers, rhinitis, nasopharyngitis, epistaxis, bronchitis, pneumonitis possibly fatal, fever, rales, dyspnea and substernal pain. Chronic exposure causes a delayed form of lung disease which may be delayed for five years or more after exposure stops.
Symptoms include coughing, shortness of breath, loss of appetite, weight loss and fatigue. Cyanosis is common with elevated pulse and respiratory rates. This disease may progress to death from cardiac or respiratory failure.
Subacute to chronic toxicity:
No effects known.
Additional toxicological information:
To the best of our knowledge the acute and chronic toxicity of this substance is not fully known.


SECTION 12. ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION

Toxicity
Aquatic toxicity:
No data available
Persistence and degradability
No data available
Bioaccumulative potential
No data available
Mobility in soil
No data available
Ecotoxical effects:
Remark:
Toxic for aquatic organisms
Additional ecological information:
Do not allow material to be released to the environment without official permits.
Toxic for aquatic organisms
Do not allow product to reach groundwater, water courses, or sewage systems, even in small quantities.
Danger to drinking water if even extremely small quantities leak into the ground.
Also poisonous for fish and plankton in water bodies.
Toxic to aquatic life.
May cause long lasting harmful effects to aquatic life.
Avoid transfer into the environment.
Results of PBT and vPvB assessment
PBT:
N/A
vPvB:
N/A
Other adverse effects
No data available


SECTION 13. DISPOSAL CONSIDERATIONS

Waste treatment methods
Recommendation
Consult official regulations to ensure proper disposal.
Uncleaned packagings:
Recommendation:
Disposal must be made according to official regulations.


SECTION 14. TRANSPORT INFORMATION

UN-Number
DOT, IMDG, IATA
UN1566
UN proper shipping name
DOT
Beryllium compounds, n.o.s. (Beryllium chloride)
IMDG, IATA
BERYLLIUM COMPOUND, N.O.S. (Beryllium chloride)
Transport hazard class(es)
DOT
Class
6.1 Toxic substances.
Label
6.1
Class
6.1 (T5) Toxic substances
Label
6.1
IMDG, IATA
Class
6.1 Toxic substances.
Label
6.1
Packing group
DOT, IMDG, IATA
II
Environmental hazards:
Environmentally hazardous substance, solid
Special precautions for user
Warning: Toxic substances
Transport in bulk according to Annex II of MARPOL73/78 and the IBC Code
N/A
Transport/Additional information:
DOT
Marine Pollutant (DOT):
No
Item:
UN "Model Regulation":
UN1566, Beryllium compounds, n.o.s. (Beryllium chloride), 6.1, II


SECTION 15. REGULATORY INFORMATION

Safety, health and environmental regulations/legislation specific for the substance or mixture
GHS GHS label elements, including precautionary statements
Hazard pictograms
GHS06
GHS08
Signal word
Danger
Hazard statements
H301 Toxic if swallowed.
H330 Fatal if inhaled.
H315 Causes skin irritation.
H319 Causes serious eye irritation.
H317 May cause an allergic skin reaction.
H350 May cause cancer.
H335 May cause respiratory irritation.
H372 Causes damage to the lung and the blood through prolonged or repeated exposure. Route of exposure: Inhalative.
Precautionary statements
P260
Do not breathe dust/fume/gas/mist/vapors/spray.
P301+P310
IF SWALLOWED: Immediately call a POISON CENTER/ doctor/...
P305+P351+P338 IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing.
P320
Specific treatment is urgent (see on this label).
P405
Store locked up.
P501
Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.
National regulations
All components of this product are listed in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Toxic Substances Control Act Chemical substance Inventory.
SARA Section 313 (specific toxic chemical listings)
7787-47-5 Beryllium chloride
California Proposition 65
Prop 65 - Chemicals known to cause cancer
7787-47-5 Beryllium chloride
Prop 65 - Developmental toxicity
Substance is not listed.
Prop 65 - Developmental toxicity, female
Substance is not listed.
Prop 65 - Developmental toxicity, male
Substance is not listed.
Information about limitation of use:
For use only by technically qualified individuals.
This product contains beryllium and is subject to the reporting requirements of section 313 of the Emergency Planning and Community Right to Know Act of 1986 and 40CFR372.
Other regulations, limitations and prohibitive regulations
Substance of Very High Concern (SVHC) according to the REACH Regulations (EC) No. 1907/2006.
Substance is not listed.
The conditions of restrictions according to Article 67 and Annex XVII of the Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 (REACH) for the manufacturing, placing on the market and use must be observed.
Substance is not listed.
Annex XIV of the REACH Regulations (requiring Authorisation for use)
Substance is not listed.
Chemical safety assessment:
A Chemical Safety Assessment has not been carried out.


SECTION 16. OTHER INFORMATION

Safety Data Sheet according to Regulation (EC) No. 1907/2006 (REACH). The above information is believed to be correct but does not purport to be all inclusive and shall be used only as a guide. The information in this document is based on the present state of our knowledge and is applicable to the product with regard to appropriate safety precautions. It does not represent any guarantee of the properties of the product. American Elements shall not be held liable for any damage resulting from handling or from contact with the above product. See reverse side of invoice or packing slip for additional terms and conditions of sale. COPYRIGHT 1997-2018 AMERICAN ELEMENTS. LICENSED GRANTED TO MAKE UNLIMITED PAPER COPIES FOR INTERNAL USE ONLY.

About Beryllium Chloride

High purity Beryllium ChlorideChloride 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 Chloride Synonyms

Beryllium dichloride, 13466-27-8 (beryllium chloride tetrahydrate)

Chemical Identifiers

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

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 Elements

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.

Chlorine is a Block P, Group 17, Period 3 element. Its electron configuration is [Ne]3s23p5. The chlorine atom has a covalent radius of 102±4 pm and its Van der Waals radius is 175 pm. In its elemental form, chlorine is a yellow-green gas. Chlorine is the second lightest halogen after fluorine. it has the third highest electronegativity and the highest electron affinity of all the elements making it a strong oxidizing agent. It is rarely found by itself in nature. Chlorine was discovered and first isolated by Carl Wilhelm Scheele in 1774. It was first recognized as an element by Humphry Davy in 1808.

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