Beryllium hydroxide

Formula
Be(OH)2
Structure
Description
amorphous powder or crystals
Uses
Manufacture of beryllium and beryllium oxide.

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
13327-32-7
EC (EINECS/ELINCS)
236-368-6
RTECS
DS3150000
RTECS class
Tumorigen
UN (DOT)
1566
Merck
12,1212
Beilstein/Gmelin
8818 (G)
Canada DSL/NDSL
NDSL
US TSCA
Listed
Japan ENCS (MITI)
Listed
Korea ECL
Listed

Properties.
Formula
BeH2O2
Formula mass
43.03
Density
1.92 g/cm3 (20 C)
pKa/pKb
Strong base

Hazards and Protection.
Storage
Keep in a cool, dry, dark location in a tightly sealed container or cylinder. Keep away from incompatible materials, ignition sources and untrained individuals. Secure and label area. Protect containers/cylinders from physical damage.
Handling
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.
Protection
Wear appropriate protective gloves, clothing and goggles.
Respirators
Wear positive pressure self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA).
Small spills/leaks
ELIMINATE all ignition sources. Do not touch damaged containers or spilled material unless wearing appropriate protective clothing. Stop leak if you can do it without risk. Absorb or cover with dry earth, sand or other non-combustible material and transfer to containers. DO NOT GET WATER INSIDE CONTAINERS.
Stability
No data.

Fire.
Fire fighting
Extinguish using agent most appropriate for surrounding fire.
Fire potential
Non-combustible, substance itself does not burn but may decompose upon heating to produce corrosive and/or toxic fumes.
Hazards
Contact with metals may evolve flammable hydrogen gas.
Combustion products
Fire may produce irritating, corrosive and/or toxic gases.

Health.
Exposure limit(s)
0.2 µg/m3 TLVC
Carcinogin
G-A1, I-1, N-1, CP65
Exposure effects
   Ingestion
Nausea, vomiting, and a metallic taste may be noted.
   Inhalation
Acute - irritation, pneumonitis, dyspnea, pulmonary edema.
   Skin
Acute - skin irritation, contact dermatitis
   Eyes
See Inhalation.

First aid
 
   Ingestion
Seek medical assistance.
   Inhalation
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.
   Skin
Chronic granulomas are removed surgically.
   Eyes
Immediately flush with running water for at least 20 minutes.

Transport.
UN number
1566
Response guide
Hazard class
6.1
Packing Group
II; III