Agent Name

Beryllium nitrate

CAS Number

13597-99-4

Formula

Be-N2-O6

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Beryllium dinitrate; Nitric acid, beryllium salt; [ChemIDplus] UN2464

Category

Beryllium Compounds, Inorganic

Description

White to yellow solid in various forms; Soluble in water; [ICSC] White odorless solid; Insoluble in water; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used to make mantles for gas lamps and as a chemical reagent; [HSDB]

Comments

Contact with skin may cause dermatitis and non-healing ulcers; [CAMEO] A severe skin, eye, and respiratory tract irritant; May cause beryllium sensitization after prolonged contact; Dust or fume inhalation may cause chemical pneumonitis; Repeated or prolonged exposure may cause chronic beryllium disease; [ICSC] See "Beryllium" for one additional linked occupational disease.

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

Adverse Effects
Fibrogenic

Yes

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