Beryllium: Inorganic Chemistry
Published Online: 15 MAR 2006
Copyright © 2006 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd
Encyclopedia of Inorganic Chemistry
How to Cite
Keizer, T. S. and McCleskey, T. M. 2006. Beryllium: Inorganic Chemistry. Encyclopedia of Inorganic Chemistry.
- Published Online: 15 MAR 2006
The speciation and molecular interactions of beryllium have remained relatively unexplored compared to most metals, despite its high toxicity and extensive use in industry. One reason for this fact is the difficulty in characterizing beryllium species in solution. Herein, the chemistry of beryllium, and its interaction with hydroxo, inorganic and organic ligands are discussed. The structure and formation of beryllium species are communicated with emphasis on the stability of species in solution.
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- nuclear magnetic resonance