Title: Beryllium Nitride
CAS Registry Number: 1304-54-7
Molecular Formula: Be3N2
Molecular Weight: 55.05
Percent Composition: Be 49.11%, N 50.89%
Literature References: Prepn: Ehrlich in Handbook of Preparative Inorganic Chemistry vol. 1, G. Brauer, Ed. (Academic Press, New York, 2nd ed., 1963) p 898; Langsdorf, Jr., US 2567518 (1951 to USAEC).
Properties: White crystals to grayish white powder; mp 2200 ±40°. Volatile at bp, on further heating it dissociates into Be and N2. Oxidized in air at 600°. Dec slowly by water, quickly by acids and alkalies with the evolution of ammonia.
Melting point: mp 2200 ±40°