Beryllium nitrate

  • Beryllium dinitrate
Formula
BeN2O6
Structure
Description
Beryllium nitrate is a white to pale yellow crystalline solid.
Uses
Stiffening mantles in gas & acetylene lamps.

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
13597-99-4
EC (EINECS/ELINCS)
237-062-5
RTECS
DS3675000
RTECS class
Tumorigen; Mutagen; Reproductive Effector
UN (DOT)
2464
Merck
12,1214
Beilstein/Gmelin
20112 (G)
Canada DSL/NDSL
NDSL
US TSCA
Listed
Korea ECL
Listed

Properties.
Formula
BeN2O6
Formula mass
133.02
Melting point, °C
1287.2
Decomposition point, °C
100-200
Odor Threshold Odor threshold Odorless
Density
1.56 g/cm3 (20 C) (solid)
Solubility in water
Highly soluble

Hazards and Protection.
Storage
Keep well closed in cool place.
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
Protective gloves and clothing. Face shield or ee protection in combination with breathing protection.
Respirators
Wear positive pressure self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA).
Small spills/leaks
Keep material out of water sources and sewers. Land spill: Dig a pit, pond, lagoon, holding area to contain liquid or solid material. Cover solids with a plastic sheet to prevent dissolving in rain or fire fighting water. Water spill: Neutralize with agricultural lime (CaO), crushed limestone (CaCO3), or sodium bicarbonate (NaHCO3). Adjust pH to neutral (pH=7). Use mechanical dredges or lifts to remove immobilized masses of pollutants and precipitates.
Stability
No data.
Incompatibilities
May react explosively.

Fire.
Fire fighting
Flood with water. Cool all affected containers with flooding quantities of water. Apply water from as far a distance as possible.
Fire potential
These substances will accelerate burning when involved in a fire.
Hazards
May explode from heat or contamination.
Combustion products
Toxic and irritating beryllium oxide and oxides of nitrogen may form in fire.
 
Special
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Health.
Exposure limit(s)
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)]
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
Redness, pain.

First aid
 
   Ingestion
Seek medical assistance.
   Inhalation
Move victim to fresh air. Apply artificial respiration if victim is not breathing. 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
2464
Response guide
Hazard class
5.1
Packing Group
II
 
USCG CHRIS Code
BEN
 
Std. Transport #
4918759