Beryllium sulfate is a white powder or tetragonal crystal, soluble in water, insoluble in organic solvents, highly toxic, is a high carcinogen, can cause dermatitis, ulcers, skin granuloma after absorption. Industrially used to make barium salts, ceramics and chemical reagents. When using, care should be taken to avoid contamination of water bodies.
The chemical properties of beryllium sulfate tend to lose crystal water upon heating, and become anhydrous beryllium sulfate at 400 to 500 °C. Decomposition begins at 750 ° C, and complete decomposition at 1450 ° C produces yttrium oxide.
Pay attention to the operation of beryllium sulfate: a closed operation to provide sufficient local exhaust. Prevent dust from being released into the air of the workshop. Operators must be specially trained to strictly follow the operating procedures. Operators are advised to wear a dust mask (full face mask), a tape anti-drug, and rubber gloves. Avoid dust. Avoid contact with oxidants. Equipped with leakage emergency treatment equipment. Empty containers may be harmful residues.
Beryllium sulfate should be stored in a cool, ventilated warehouse. Keep away from fire and heat. Protect from direct sunlight. The package is sealed. It should be stored separately from oxidants and food chemicals, and should not be mixed. The storage area should be provided with suitable materials to contain spills.