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Beryllium Copper Lithium Alloy

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Beryllium Copper Lithium Alloy
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Beryllium Copper Lithium Alloy Health & Safety Information

Signal Word Warning
Hazard Statements H315-H319
Hazard Codes Xi
Precautionary Statements P261-P262-P280-P284
Risk Codes N/A
Safety Statements N/A
Transport Information N/A
GHS Pictograms

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Date Created: 5/15/2015
Date Revised: 5/15/2015


Product Name: Beryllium Copper Lithium Alloy

Product Number: All applicable American Elements product codes, e.g. BE-CULI-01-SLD

Relevant identified uses of the substance: Scientific research and development


Classification EC 67/548 or EC 1999/45
: C; R34
Hazard Class and Category Code Regulation EC 1272/2008 (CLP)
• Health hazards
: Skin Irrit. 2 - H315
: Eye Irrit. 2 - H319
Label elements
• Hazard pictograms

Exclamation Mark - GHS07

Hazard pictograms code : GHS07
• Signal words : Warning
• Hazard statements : Causes skin irritation.
: Causes serious eye irritation
Precautionary statements
- General : N.B.: In the CLP Regulation, Metals in massive form, alloys, mixtures containing polymers and mixtures containing elastomers do not require a label according to this Annex (see CLP), if they do not present a hazard to human health by inhalation, ingestion or contact with skin or to the aquatic environment in the form in which they are placed on the market, although classified as hazardous in accordance with the criteria of this Annex (see CLP). Instead, the supplier shall provide the information to downstream users or distributors by means of the SDS.
- Prevention : P261 Avoid breathing dust/fume.
P262 Do not get in eyes, on skin, or on clothing
P280 Wear protective gloves/eye protection
P284 Wear respiratory protection in case of trouble.
- Response : See sections 4 and 5.


CAS No. / Substance Name:

7440-41-7 Beryllium
Identification number(s):
EC number:
Index number:

7440-50-8 Copper
Identification number(s):
EC number:

7439-93-2 Lithium
Identification number(s):
EC number:
Index number:


- Inhalation : In case of dust generation during some work operations and inhalation remove to ventilated area and keep calm. In case of ongoing discomfort consult a physician
- Skin contact : In case of burns from hot/liquid metal, rinse with plenty of water and contact physician. In case of liquid metal splashes, remove affected clothing. In case of persisting irritation consult a physician.
- Eye contact : If particles comes into contact with eyes rinse with plenty of water and contact physician. Treatment may be required.
Ingestion : N/A here
Inhalation : May cause respiratory irritation
- Skin contact : May cause skin irritation
- Eye contact : May cause eye irritation
- Ingestion : N/A here


This product does not present fire or explosion hazards as shipped. Small chips, dust and fines may be ignitable.
Avoid sparks and prevent electrostatic charges from accumulating.
Inflammation of dusts could happen at temperature > 250°C
- Suitable extinguishing media : Use class D extinguishing agents on dust, fines or molten metal
- Unsuitable extinguishing media : Water, foam, halogenated extinguishing agents. Do not use water.
Special hazards arising from the substance or mixture
Specific hazards : None known.
Reaction with water : Fine particles in contact with water may generate flammable gases, dust explosions may also occur.
Advice for firefighters
Special protective equipment for fire fighters : Fire fighters should wear approved, positive pressure, self- contained breathing apparatus and full heat protective clothing when appropriate
Specific methods : The product as such is not flammable. Use firefighting extinguishing methods suitable to surrounding conditions
Fine dispersed (dust, powder) may form explosive mixtures in contact with air. In case of fine particles in contact with water, flammable gases in hazardous quantities may be released.


Personal precautions, protective equipment and emergency procedures
See protection measures listed in section 8.
Environmental precautions
Collect scrap for recycling
Methods and material for containment and cleaning up
Clean-up methods : Pick up mechanically. In liquid form let solidify and cool down to ambient air temperature.


Precautions for safe handling
Keep container tightly sealed.
Store in cool, dry place in tightly closed containers.
Information about protection against explosions and fires:
No special measures required.
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


Appropriate engineering controls
Adequate ventilation should be used to convey finely divided metallic dust generated by grinding, sawing or polishing operations, in order to eliminate explosion hazards.
Individual protection measures, such as personal protective equipment
Personal protection : Use appropriate PPE when handling ingots and hot metal (CEN standards) and flame retardant and molten metal splash resistant clothing when handling liquid metal.
- Respiratory protection : Respiratory equipment: not required under recommended conditions of use.
In case dust or fumes are released personal protective equipment required to prevent any irritation or if exposure limits are exceeded.
- Hand protection : Wear suitable gloves to prevent skin irritation.
- Eye protection : Wear suitable protective equipment to prevent eye irritation
- Ingestion : Ingestion unlikely.
Environmental exposure controls
No special exposure controls necessary.


Physical state : Target
Colour : Silvery or silvery grey
pH value : N/A on massive form.
Melting point / Freezing point
Not available
Initial boiling point - boiling range
Not available
Flash point
N/A on massive form.
N/A on massive form.
Relative density
Not available
Explosive Properties
N/A on massive form.


Stability and reactivity : Stable under normal conditions of storage, handling and use.
Chemical stability
Stability : Stable under normal conditions of storage, handling and use.
Possibility of hazardous reactions
Hazardous reactions : Massive metal is stable and none reactive under normal conditions of use, storage and transport.
May react violently in contact with certain metal oxides and nitrates (rust etc.).
Conditions to avoid
Avoid melting wet or cold materials as molten metal may cause explosions in contact with water or wet surfaces.


Information on toxicological effects
Acute toxicity:
Swallowing will lead to a strong corrosive effect on mouth and throat and to the danger of perforation of esophagus and stomach.
The Registry of Toxic Effects of Chemical Substances (RTECS) contains acute toxicity data for this substance.
LD/LC50 values that are relevant for classification:
No data
Skin irritation or corrosion:
Causes severe skin burns.
Eye irritation or corrosion:
Causes serious eye damage.
No sensitizing effects known.
Germ cell mutagenicity:
The Registry of Toxic Effects of Chemical Substances (RTECS) contains mutation data for this substance.
No classification data on carcinogenic properties of this material is available from the EPA, IARC, NTP, OSHA or ACGIH.
Reproductive toxicity:
The Registry of Toxic Effects of Chemical Substances (RTECS) contains reproductive data for this substance.
Specific target organ system toxicity - repeated exposure:
No effects known.
Specific target organ system toxicity - single exposure:
No effects known.
Aspiration hazard:
No effects known.
Subacute to chronic toxicity:
The Registry of Toxic Effects of Chemical Substances (RTECS) contains multiple dose toxicity data for this substance.
Additional toxicological information:
To the best of our knowledge the acute and chronic toxicity of this substance is not fully known.


Aquatic toxicity:
No data available.
Persistence and degradability
No data available.
Bioaccumulative potential
No data available.
Mobility in soil
No data available.
Additional ecological information:
Avoid transfer into the environment.


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


General information : Not regulated.


Safety, health and environmental regulations/legislation specific for the substance or mixture
No knowledge about classification or special regulations. Follow general rules for handling, transport and waste management.


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 1997-2016 AMERICAN ELEMENTS. LICENSED GRANTED TO MAKE UNLIMITED PAPER COPIES FOR INTERNAL USE ONLY.

About Beryllium Copper Lithium Alloy

American Elements manufactures Beryllium Copper Lithium Alloy in varying compositions and forms such as powder, plate, rod, wire, and sputtering target. We offer standard sizes and shapes in addition to manufacturing unique custom alloys which are tailored to customer requirements. Bulk quantities and term contracts are available for all of our alloy materials. Please contact us with your specifications to receive a quote for materials.

Beryllium Copper Lithium Alloy Synonyms


Chemical Identifiers

Linear Formula Be-Cu-Li
MDL Number N/A
EC No. N/A

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.

See more Copper products. Copper Bohr Model Copper (atomic symbol: Cu, atomic number: 29) is a Block D, Group 11, Period 4 element with an atomic weight of 63.546. The number of electrons in each of copper's shells is 2, 8, 18, 1 and its electron configuration is [Ar] 3d10 4s1. The copper atom has a radius of 128 pm and a Van der Waals radius of 186 pm. Copper was first discovered by Early Man prior to 9000 BC. In its elemental form, copper has a red-orange metallic luster appearance. Of all pure metals, only silver Elemental Copperhas a higher electrical conductivity.The origin of the word copper comes from the Latin word 'cuprium' which translates as "metal of Cyprus." Cyprus, a Mediterranean island, was known as an ancient source of mined copper.

Lithium Bohr ModelSee more Lithium products. Lithium (atomic symbol: Li, atomic number: 3) is a Block S, Group 1, Period 2 element with an atomic weight of 6.94. The number of electrons in each of Lithium's shells is [2, 1] and its electron configuration is [He] 2s1. The lithium atom has a radius of 152 pm and a Van der Waals radius of 181 pm. Lithium was discovered by Johann Arvedson in 1817 and first isolated by William Thomas Brande in 1821. The origin of the name Lithium comes from the Greek wordlithose which means "stone." Lithium is a member of the alkali group of metals. It has the highest specific heat and electrochemical potential of any element on the period table and the lowest density of any elements that are solid at room temperature. Elemental LithiumCompared to other metals, it has one of the lowest boiling points. In its elemental form, lithium is soft enough to cut with a knife its silvery white appearance quickly darkens when exposed to air. Because of its high reactivity, elemental lithium does not occur in nature. Lithium is the key component of lithium-ion battery technology, which is becoming increasingly more prevalent in electronics.


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