- Beryllium dinitrate
Beryllium nitrate is a white to pale yellow crystalline solid.
Stiffening mantles in gas & acetylene lamps.
Registry Numbers and Inventories.
Tumorigen; Mutagen; Reproductive Effector
Melting point, °C
Decomposition point, °C
Odor Threshold Odor threshold Odorless
1.56 g/cm3 (20 C) (solid)
Solubility in water
Hazards and Protection.
Keep well closed in cool place.
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.
Protective gloves and clothing. Face shield or ee protection in combination with breathing protection.
Wear positive pressure self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA).
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.
May react explosively.
Flood with water. Cool all affected containers with flooding quantities of water. Apply water from as far a distance as possible.
These substances will accelerate burning when involved in a fire.
May explode from heat or contamination.
Toxic and irritating beryllium oxide and oxides of nitrogen may form in fire.
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
Nausea, vomiting, and a metallic taste may be noted.
Acute - irritation, pneumonitis, dyspnea, pulmonary edema.
Acute - skin irritation, contact dermatitis
Seek medical assistance.
Move victim to fresh air. Apply artificial respiration if victim is not breathing. Administer oxygen if breathing is difficult.
Chronic granulomas are removed surgically.
Immediately flush with running water for at least 20 minutes.
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