|Origin of Name
||From the city Berkeley, California
|Date of Discovery
||1949 at the University of California
|| Glen Theodore Seaborg, Stanley G. Thompson, Kenneth Street, Jr., and Albert Ghiorso
- Berkelium bromide (BkBr3)
- Berkelium chloride (BkCl3)
- Berkelium fluoride (BkF3)
- Berkelium iodide (BkI3)
- Berkelium oxide (BkO)
- X-ray diffraction
techniques have been used to identify certain berkelium compounds.
- Berkelium bio-accumulates in skeletal tissue.
- Toxic due to its radioactivity.
- It is extremely rare and has no technological biological, or commercial use.