Beryllium nitrate

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Beryllium nitrate
Beryllium Nitrate Diagram.svg
Systematic IUPAC name
Beryllium nitrate
Other names
Beryllium dinitrate
3D model (JSmol)
ECHA InfoCard 100.033.678
EC Number
  • 237-062-5
UN number 2464
Molar mass 133.021982 g/mol
Appearance white to yellow solid
Odor odorless
Density 1.56 g/cm3
Melting point 60.5 °C (140.9 °F; 333.6 K)
Boiling point 142 °C (288 °F; 415 K) (decomposes)
166 g/100 mL
-700.4 kJ/mol
NIOSH (US health exposure limits):
PEL (Permissible)
TWA 0.002 mg/m3
C 0.005 mg/m3 (30 minutes), with a maximum peak of 0.025 mg/m3 (as Be)[1]
REL (Recommended)
Ca C 0.0005 mg/m3 (as Be)[1]
IDLH (Immediate danger)
Ca [4 mg/m3 (as Be)][1]
Related compounds
Other cations
Magnesium nitrate
Calcium nitrate
Strontium nitrate
Barium nitrate
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
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Infobox references

Beryllium nitrate, also known as beryllium dinitrate, is an ionic beryllium salt of nitric acid with the chemical formula Be(NO3)2.[2] Each formula unit is composed of one Be2+ cation and two NO3 anions.


Beryllium nitrate is a toxic chemical,[2] like all other beryllium compounds. It is also an irritant in small doses. When burned, it gives off irritating or toxic fumes. However, when massive short-term exposure occurs, acute pneumonitis can set in, but symptoms do not manifest themselves for 3 days.[2]


Beryllium nitrate can be prepared by reacting beryllium hydroxide in nitric acid.[3]

Be(OH)2 + 2 HNO3 → Be(NO3)2 + 2 H2O


  1. ^ a b c NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards. "#0054". National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH).
  2. ^ a b c "Beryllium Nitrate (ICSC)". IPCS INCHEM. Retrieved 13 September 2010.
  3. ^ Walsh, Kenneth (2009). Beryllium chemistry and processing. ASM International. pp. 121–122. ISBN 978-0-87170-721-5. Retrieved 3 January 2011.
Salts and covalent derivatives of the nitrate ion