- Beryllium dichloride
White to green solid with a sharp odor.
Anhydrous form used as acid catalyst in organic reactions, similar to aluminum trichloride.
Registry Numbers and Inventories.
Tumorigen; Mutagen; Reproductive Effector
Melting point, °C
Boiling point, °C
Sublimation point, °C
400 - 450
1.90 g/cm3 (25 C)
Solubility in water
Heat of fusion
Hazards and Protection.
Keep tightly closed.
All chemicals should be considered hazardous. Avoid direct physical contact. Use appropriate, approved safety equipment. Untrained individuals should not handle this chemical or its container. Handling should occur in a chemical fume hood.
Wear appropriate protective gloves, clothing and goggles.
Wear positive pressure self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA).
Neutralizing Agents for Acids and Caustics: Flush with water, rinse with dilute solution of sodium bicarbonate or soda ash.
Reacts as acid to neutralize bases Reacts with vigor with sulfur nitrides.
Fire Extinguishing Agents Not to Be Used: Do not use water on adjacent fires.
Not flammable but irritating gases may be produced when heated.
Contact with metals may evolve flammable hydrogen gas.
Toxic and irritating beryllium oxide fumes and hydrogen chloride may form in fires.
NIOSH REL: Ca Not to exceed 0.0005 mg/m3 See Appendix A OSHA PEL: TWA 0.002 mg/m3 C 0.005 mg/m3 0.025 mg/m3 [30-minute maximum peak] IDLH Ca [4 mg/m3 (as Be)]
G-A1, I-1, N-1, CP65
Fatigue, headache, and seizures may occur.
Nausea, vomiting, and a metallic taste may be noted.
Acute - irritation, pneumonitis, dyspnea, pulmonary edema.
Acute - skin irritation, contact dermatitis
Redness, pain, blurred vision.
Seek medical assistance.
Move victim to fresh air. Apply artificial respiration if victim is not breathing. Do not use mouth-to-mouth method if victim ingested or inhaled the substance; induce artificial respiration with the aid of a pocket mask equipped with a one-way valve or other proper respiratory medical device. Administer oxygen if breathing is difficult.
Chronic granulomas are removed surgically.
Immediately flush with running water for at least 20 minutes.
USCG CHRIS Code