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Beryllium Hexaboride

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75.068000793457 Da

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Boride IonBeryllium Boride is generally immediately available in most volumes. High purity, submicron and nanopowder 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; boron, Beryllium boride (BeB6), (OC-6-11)-, Beryllium hexaboride

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beryllium; boron



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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.

See more Boron products. Boron Bohr ModelBoron (atomic symbol: B, atomic number: 5) is a Block P, Group 13, Period 2 element with an atomic weight of 10.81. The number of electrons in each of boron's shells is 2, 3 and its electron configuration is [He] 2s2 2p1. The boron atom has a radius of 90 pm and a Van der Waals radius of 192 pm. Boron was discovered by Joseph Louis Gay-Lussac and Louis Jacques Thénard in 1808. It was first isolated by Humphry Davy, also in 1808. Boron is classified as a metalloid is not found naturally on earth. Elemental BoronAlong with carbon and nitrogen, boron is one of the few elements in the periodic table known to form stable compounds featuring triple bonds. Boron has an energy band gap of 1.50 to 1.56 eV, which is higher than that of either silicon or germanium. Boron is found in borates, borax, boric acid, colemanite, kernite, and ulexite.The name Boron originates from a combination of carbon and the Arabic word buraqu meaning borax.

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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