A liquid-fluoride reactor uses a solution of several fluoride salts, typically lithium fluoride, beryllium fluoride
, and uranium tetrafluoride, as the basic nuclear fuel.
CASE PRESENTATION: Within weeks after exposure to beryllium fluoride began, two workers had systemic illness characterized by dermal and respiratory symptoms and precipitous declines in pulmonary function.
Beryllium fluoride is intentionally formed during the production of beryllium metal.
Phosphate analogs such as vanadate, beryllium fluoride, and sulfate eliminated motor-force production, blocked climbing adaptation, and slowed slipping adaptation.
Labeling of the 120-kD protein was blocked by antagonists of myosin, including ADP, ADP[Beta]S, and NANTP, and the rank order of effectiveness of three trapping analogs (vanadate, beryllium fluoride, and aluminum fluoride) was identical to the order of stability of the corresponding myosin II-analog complexes in the presence of actin (Gillespie et al.
Chemical forms included beryl ore, beryllium metal, beryllium fluoride
, beryllium hydroxide, and beryllium oxide; physical forms included dust, fume, or mixed (dust and fume).
Belman (1969) documented preferential sequestration of topically applied beryllium fluoride
in guinea pig epidermis and increased beryllium binding affinity for denatured proteins.