Agent Name

Beryllium acetate, basic

CAS Number

19049-40-2

Formula

C12-H18-Be4-O13

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Beryllium oxide acetate; Beryllium oxyacetate; Hexakis(mu-(acetato-O:O'))-mu(sup 4)-oxotetraberyllium; Hexakis(mu-acetato)-mu(sup 4)-oxotetraberyllium; Beryllium, hexakis(mu-(acetato-O:O'))-mu(sup 4)-oxotetra-; Beryllium, hexakis(mu-acetato)-mu(sup 4)-oxotetra-; Hexakis(mu-(acetato-O:O'))-mu4-oxotetraberyllium; [ChemIDplus] Beryllium basic acetate; [Brush Wellman MSDS] UN1566

Category

Organic Compounds, Metal Salts

Description

White hygroscopic crystals with an odor like vinegar; Soluble in water; [Brush Wellman MSDS]

Comments

An irritant that may cause serious eye injury; May cause skin sensitization; A strong respiratory tract irritant that may cause pulmonary edema; Long-term exposure may cause chronic beryllium disease (CBD), cancer, or other adverse effects to heart and lungs; [Brush Wellman MSDS] See "Beryllium" and linked occupational diseases.

Exposure Assessment
Skin Designation (ACGIH)

Yes

TLV (ACGIH)

5.0E-5 mg/m3, as Be, inhalable fraction

PEL (OSHA)

0.002 mg/m3, as Be, Ceiling(OSHA) = 0.005 mg/m3, as Be (0.025 mg/m3,as Be,for 30 min.peak per 8-hr shift)

IDLH (NIOSH)

4 mg/m3, as Be

Explanatory Notes

The Guide in the Emergency Response Guidebook is for "Beryllium compound, n.o.s."

Adverse Effects
Toxic Pneumonitis

Yes

Fibrogenic

Yes

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