Title: Beryllium Hydroxide
CAS Registry Number: 13327-32-7
Molecular Formula: BeH2O2
Molecular Weight: 43.03
Percent Composition: Be 20.94%, H 4.68%, O 74.36%
Line Formula: Be(OH)2
Literature References: Prepn: Ehrlich in Handbook of Preparative Inorganic Chemistry vol. 1, G. Brauer, Ed. (Academic Press, New York, 2nd ed., 1963) p 894.
Properties: Amorphous powder or crystals. d 1.92. Amphoteric. Very slightly sol in water and dil alkali. Sol in hot concd NaOH soln and acids.
Density: d 1.92
CAUTION: Beryllium and beryllium compounds are listed as known human carcinogens: Report on Carcinogens, Eleventh Edition (PB2005-104914, 2004) p III-32.
Use: Manuf of beryllium and beryllium oxide.