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Beryllium Fluoride

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(2N) 99% Beryllium Fluoride
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(3N) 99.9% Beryllium Fluoride
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(4N) 99.99% Beryllium Fluoride
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(5N) 99.999% Beryllium Fluoride
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Beryllium Fluoride Properties (Theoretical)

Compound Formula BeF2
Molecular Weight 47.009
Appearance colorless lumps
Melting Point 554 °C, 827 K, 1029 °F
Boiling Point 1169 °C, 1442 K, 2136 °F
Density 2.11 g/cm3
Exact Mass 47.009
Monoisotopic Mass 47.009

Beryllium Fluoride Health & Safety Information

Signal Word Danger
Hazard Statements H330-H315-H319-H317-H350-H335-H372
Hazard Codes N/A
Precautionary Statements P260-P301+P310-P305+P351+P338-P320-P405-P501
Flash Point Not applicable
RTECS Number N/A
Transport Information UN1566 6.1/PG II
WGK Germany NONH
GHS Pictograms

About Beryllium Fluoride

Fluoride IonBeryllium Fluoride is a water insoluble Beryllium source for use in oxygen-sensitive applications, such as metal production. Fluoride compounds have diverse applications in current technologies and science, from oil refining and etching to synthetic organic chemistry and the manufacture of pharmaceuticals. Magnesium Fluoride, for example, was used by researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Quantum Optics in 2013 to create a novel mid-infrared optical frequency comb composed of crystalline microresonators, a development that may lead to future advances in molecular spectroscopy. Fluorides are also commonly used to alloy metals and for optical deposition. Beryllium Fluoride is generally immediately available in most volumes. Ultra high purity and high purity compositions improve both optical quality and usefulness as scientific standards. Nanoscale elemental powders and suspensions, as alternative high surface area forms, may be considered. 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 Fluoride Synonyms

Beryllium difluoride, Beryllofluoride, Fluoroberyllate, CAS 12323-05-6

Chemical Identifiers

Linear Formula BeF2
MDL Number N/A
EC No. 232-118-5
Beilstein Registry No. N/A
Pubchem CID 24589
IUPAC Name beryllium difluoride
SMILES [Be+2].[F-].[F-]
InchI Identifier InChI=1S/Be.2FH/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 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.

Fluorine is a Block P, Group 17, Period 2 element. Its electron configuration is [He]2s22p5. The fluorine atom has a covalent radius of 64 pm and its Van der Waals radius is 135 pm. In its elemental form, CAS 7782-41-4, fluorine gas has a pale yellow appearance. Fluorine was discovered by André-Marie Ampère in 1810. It was first isolated by Henri Moissan in 1886.


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