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BERYLLIUM NITRATEICSC: 1352
November 2016
CAS #: 13597-99-4
UN #: 2464
EINECS #: 237-062-5

  ACUTE HAZARDS PREVENTION FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE & EXPLOSION Not combustible but enhances combustion of other substances. Gives off irritating or toxic fumes (or gases) in a fire.        Use fine water spray. In case of fire in the surroundings, use appropriate extinguishing media.   

 PREVENT DISPERSION OF DUST! AVOID ALL CONTACT! IN ALL CASES CONSULT A DOCTOR! 
  SYMPTOMS ACUTE HAZARDS FIRST AID
Inhalation Cough. Laboured breathing. Shortness of breath. Sore throat. Symptoms may be delayed. See Notes.  Use closed system.  Fresh air, rest. Half-upright position. Refer for medical attention. 
Skin Redness. MAY BE ABSORBED!  Protective gloves. Protective clothing.  Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower. Refer for medical attention . Wear protective gloves when administering first aid. 
Eyes Redness. Pain.  Wear face shield or eye protection in combination with breathing protection.  First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then refer for medical attention. 
Ingestion Nausea. Vomiting. Abdominal pain.  Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work. Wash hands before eating.  Rinse mouth. Refer for medical attention . 

SPILLAGE DISPOSAL CLASSIFICATION & LABELLING
Personal protection: chemical protection suit including self-contained breathing apparatus. Do NOT let this chemical enter the environment. Sweep spilled substance into sealable containers. If appropriate, moisten first to prevent dusting. Carefully collect remainder. Then store and dispose of according to local regulations. 

According to UN GHS Criteria

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DANGER
May intensify fire; oxidizer
Harmful if swallowed
Fatal if inhaled
Causes skin and eye irritation
May cause allergy or asthma symptoms or breathing difficulties if inhaled
May cause an allergic skin reaction
May cause cancer
Causes damage to lungs if inhaled
May cause respiratory irritation
Causes damage to the lungs through prolonged or repeated exposure
Toxic to aquatic life 

Transportation
UN Classification
UN Hazard Class: 5.1; UN Subsidiary Risks: 6.1; UN Pack Group: II 

STORAGE
Provision to contain effluent from fire extinguishing. Separated from food and feedstuffs. Well closed. Store only in original container. Store in an area without drain or sewer access. 
PACKAGING
Unbreakable packaging.
Put breakable packaging into closed unbreakable container.
Do not transport with food and feedstuffs. 
BERYLLIUM NITRATE ICSC: 1352
PHYSICAL & CHEMICAL INFORMATION

Physical State; Appearance
WHITE-TO-YELLOW SOLID IN VARIOUS FORMS. 

Physical dangers
 

Chemical dangers
Attacks many metals in the presence of moisture. On combustion, forms toxic and corrosive gases and fumes including beryllium oxide (see ICSC 1325) and nitrogen oxides. 

Formula: BeN2O6 / Be(NO3)2
Molecular mass: 133.0
Decomposes at 100°C
Melting point: 60°C
Density: 1.6 g/cm³
Solubility in water: very good 


EXPOSURE & HEALTH EFFECTS

Routes of exposure
The substance can be absorbed into the body in hazardous amounts by inhalation of its aerosol, by ingestion and through the skin. 

Effects of short-term exposure
The substance is irritating to the eyes, skin and respiratory tract. Inhalation of dust or fume may cause chemical pneumonitis. The effects may be delayed. Medical observation is indicated. Exposure could cause death. 

Inhalation risk
A harmful concentration of airborne particles can be reached quickly when dispersed. 

Effects of long-term or repeated exposure
Sensitization to the substance, through repeated or prolonged inhalation or skin contact, may result in serious granulomatous lung disease (chronic beryllium disease). This substance is carcinogenic to humans. 


Occupational exposure limits
TLV: (inhalable fraction): 0.00005 mg/m3, - ppm, as TWA; (SEN); A1 (confirmed human carcinogen).
MAK: sensitization of respiratory tract and skin (SAH); carcinogen category: 1 

ENVIRONMENT
The substance is toxic to aquatic organisms. It is strongly advised not to let the chemical enter into the environment. 

NOTES
The symptoms of acute pneumonitis following a massive short-term exposure do not become manifest until 3 days.
Depending on the degree of exposure, periodic medical examination is suggested.
Do NOT take working clothes home.
Isolate contaminated clothing by sealing in a bag or other container. 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
  EC Classification
Symbol: T+, N; R: 49-25-26-36/37/38-43-48/23-51/53; S: 53-45-61; Note: A, E 

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