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Beryllium Chloride

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(2N) 99% Beryllium Chloride
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(3N) 99.9% Beryllium Chloride
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(4N) 99.99% Beryllium Chloride
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(5N) 99.999% Beryllium Chloride
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White to Pale Yellow Crystalline Solid

Melting Point

399 °C, 672 K, 750 °F

Boiling Point

482 °C, 755 K, 900 °F


1.899 g/cm3

Solubility in H2O

15.1 g/100 mL (20 °C)

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Specific Heat

71.1 J/mol·K

Health & Safety Info  |  MSDS / SDS

Signal Word Warning
Hazard Statements H302-H315-H319
Hazard Codes Xn
Precautionary Statements P301 + P312 + P330-P305 + P351 + P338
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


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

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beryllium dichloride



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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.

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, CAS 7440-44-0, 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.

Recent Research

Complex beryllium amidoboranes: Structures, stability, and evaluation of their potential as hydrogen storage materials., Davydova, Elena I., Lisovenko Anna S., and Timoshkin Alexey Y. , J Comput Chem, 2017 Mar 15, Volume 38, Issue 7, p.401-405, (2017)

Beryllium-Free β-Rb2 Al2 B2 O7 as a Possible Deep-Ultraviolet Nonlinear Optical Material Replacement for KBe2 BO3 F2., T Tran, Thao, Koocher Nathan Z., Rondinelli James M., and P Halasyamani, iv Sh , Angew Chem Int Ed Engl, 2017 Jan 31, (2017)

Beryllium Phosphine Complexes: Synthesis, Properties, and Reactivity of (PMe3 )2 BeCl2 and (Ph2 PC3 H6 PPh2 )BeCl2., Buchner, Magnus R., Müller Matthias, and Rudel Stefan S. , Angew Chem Int Ed Engl, 2017 Jan 19, Volume 56, Issue 4, p.1130-1134, (2017)

Wet deposition and soil content of Beryllium - 7 in a micro-watershed of Minas Gerais (Brazil)., L, Alexander D. Esquivel, Moreira Rubens M., Monteiro Roberto Pellacani, Santos Anômora A. Rochido, Ayub Jimena Juri, and Valladares Diego L. , J Environ Radioact, 2017 Jan 10, Volume 169-170, p.56-63, (2017)

Ab initio potential energy surface and vibration-rotation energy levels of beryllium monohydroxide., Koput, Jacek , J Comput Chem, 2017 Jan 05, Volume 38, Issue 1, p.37-43, (2017)

Photodetachment spectroscopy of the beryllium oxide anion, BeO()., Mascaritolo, Kyle J., Dermer Amanda R., Green Mallory L., Gardner Adrian M., and Heaven Michael C. , J Chem Phys, 2017 Feb 07, Volume 146, Issue 5, p.054301, (2017)

Reanalysis of Reported Associations of Beryllium and Lung Cancer in a Large Occupational Cohort., Mosquin, Paul L., and Rothman Kenneth J. , J Occup Environ Med, 2017 Feb 02, (2017)

Occupational Exposure to Beryllium. Final rule., , Fed Regist, 2017 01 09, Volume 82, Issue 5, p.2470-757, (2017)

Force-field parameters for beryllium complexes in amorphous layers., Emelyanova, Svetlana, Chashchikhin Vladimir, and Bagaturyants Alexander , J Mol Model, 2016 Sep, Volume 22, Issue 9, p.215, (2016)

New Avenues in s-Block Chemistry: Beryllium(0) Complexes., Dutton, Jason L., and Frenking Gernot , Angew Chem Int Ed Engl, 2016 Oct 17, Volume 55, Issue 43, p.13380-13382, (2016)


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