- Sulfuric acid, beryllium salt
Colorless, odorless crystals.
Primarily used for the production of beryllium oxide powder for ceramics.
Registry Numbers and Inventories.
Swiss Giftliste 1
Japan ENCS (MITI)
Melting point, °C
Boiling point, °C
1.71 g/cm3 (20 C)
Hazards and Protection.
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.
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).
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.
Incompatible with the following: Acids, caustics, chlorinated hydrocarbons, oxidizers, molten lithium.
Extinguish using agent most appropriate for surrounding fire.
Non-combustible, substance itself does not burn but may decompose upon heating to produce corrosive and/or toxic fumes.
Contact with metals may evolve flammable hydrogen gas.
Toxic beryllium oxide and sulfuric acid fumes 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. 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.
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