Beryllium Metal



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High Purity (99.999%) Beryllium (Be) MetalBeryllium Metal is available as disc, granules, ingot, pellets, pieces, powder, rod, wire, and sputtering target. See safety data and research below and pricing/lead time above. Ultra high purity and high purity forms also include metal powder, submicron powder and nanoscale, quantum dots, targets for thin film deposition, pellets for evaporation and single crystal or polycrystalline forms. Elements can also be introduced into alloys or other systems as fluorides, oxides or chlorides or as solutions. Beryllium metal is generally immediately available in most volumes. 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.



Chemical Identifiers

Formula Be
CAS 7440-41-7
Pubchem CID 5460467
MDL MFCD00134032
EC No. 231-150-7
Beilstein Registry No. N/A
InchI Identifier InChI=1S/Be


Molecular Weight 9.01
Appearance Grey
Melting Point 1287 °C
Boiling Point 2970 °C
Density 1.85 g/cm3
Tensile Strength 310-550 MPa
Thermal Conductivity 200 W/m ·K
Electronegativity 1.57 Paulings
Specific Heat 1.825 J/g ·mol
Heat of Vaporization 292 kJ/mol
Heat of Fusion 12.2 kJ/mol

Health & Safety Info  |  MSDS / SDS

Signal Word Danger
Hazard Statements H301-H315-H317-H319-H330-H335-H350i-H372
Hazard Codes T+
Risk Codes 49-25-26-36/37/38-43-48/23
Safety Statements 53-45
RTECS Number DS1750000
Transport Information UN 1567 6.1/PG 2
WGK Germany 3
Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling (GHS) 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 Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS). Solutions are packaged in polypropylene, plastic or glass jars up to palletized 440 gallon liquid totes.

Related Products

BeSee 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.


Recent Research & Development for Beryllium

  • RbMgCO3F: A New Beryllium-Free Deep-Ultraviolet Nonlinear Optical Material. Tran TT, He J, Rondinelli JM, Halasyamani PS. J Am Chem Soc. 10/21/2015
  • A novel phase of beryllium fluoride at high pressure. Rakitin MS, Oganov AR, Niu H, Esfahani MM, Zhou XF, Qian GR, Solozhenko VL. Phys Chem Chem Phys. 9/30/2015
  • Isotropic Negative Area Compressibility over Large Pressure Range in Potassium Beryllium Fluoroborate and its Potential Applications in Deep Ultraviolet Region. Jiang X, Luo S, Kang L, Gong P, Yao W, Huang H, Li W, Huang R, Wang W, Li Y, Li X, Wu X, Lu P, Li L, Chen C, Lin Z. Adv Mater. 9/30/2015
  • Computational Predictions of the Beryllium Analogue of Borole, Cp(+), and the Fluorenyl Cation: Highly Stabilized, non-Lewis Acidic Antiaromatic Ring Systems. Field-Theodore TE, Wilson DJ, Dutton JL. Inorg Chem. 9/30/2015
  • Co-administration of adjuvants along with Moringa oleifera attenuates beryllium-induced oxidative stress and histopathological alterations in rats. Agrawal ND, Nirala SK, Shukla S, Mathur R. Pharm Biol. 9/29/2015
  • The beryllium bronchoalveolar lavage lymphocyte proliferation test: indicator of beryllium sensitization, inflammation or both? Heldt GH, Deubner DC. Inhal Toxicol. 9/28/2015
  • Metal-specific CD4+ T-cell responses induced by beryllium exposure in HLA-DP2 transgenic mice. Falta MT, Tinega AN, Mack DG, Bowerman NA, Crawford F, Kappler JW, Pinilla C, Fontenot AP. Mucosal Immunol. 9/25/2015
  • Development of beryllium-based neutron target system with three-layer structure for accelerator-based neutron source for boron neutron capture therapy. Kumada H, Kurihara T, Yoshioka M, Kobayashi H, Matsumoto H, Sugano T, Sakurai H, Sakae T, Matsumura A. Appl Radiat Isot. 9/23/2015
  • Dispersion and monochromatization of x-rays using a beryllium prism. Burza M, Enquist H, Jurgilaitis A, Nygaard J, Larsson J. Opt Express. 9/21/2015
  • Simultaneous Aromatic-Beryllium Bonds and Aromatic-Anion Interactions: Naphthalene and Pyrene as Models of Fullerenes, Carbon Single-Walled Nanotubes, and Graphene. Marín-Luna M, Alkorta I, Elguero J, Mó O, Yáñez M. Chemphyschem. 4/8/2015

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