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16674-78-5 - Magnesium acetate tetrahydrate, Puratronic®, 99.997% (metals basis) - 10795 - Alfa Aesar

10795 Magnesium acetate tetrahydrate, Puratronic®, 99.997% (metals basis)

CAS Number
16674-78-5
Synonyms

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Magnesium acetate tetrahydrate, Puratronic®, 99.997% (metals basis)

MDL
MFCD00149214
EINECS
205-554-9

Chemical Properties

Formula
Mg(CH3COO)2•4H2O
Formula Weight
214.45 (142.39anhy)
Form
Crystalline
Melting point
80°
Density
1.454
Sensitivity
Hygroscopic
Solubility
Soluble in water.

Applications

Used as a source of magnesium in biological reactions, and as a source of acetate ion in chemical transformations. Acts as an emission control agent in coal combustion process to reduce acid rain. It is involved in glass formation process via the thermal decomposition of solids.

Notes

Hygroscopic crystal. On heating, it decomposes to form magnesium oxide. Incompatible with strong oxidizers.

Literature References

Koga, N.; Suzuki, Y.; Tatsuoka, T. Thermal Dehydration of Magnesium Acetate Tetrahydrate: Formation and in Situ Crystallization of Anhydrous Glass. J. Phys. Chem. B. 2012, 116 (49), 14477-14486.

Kong, Q. G.; Qian, H. Y. Synthesis of Mg(OH)2 Nanoparticles from MgO Using Magnesium Acetate as Additive. Adv. Mat. Res. 2012, 531, 467-470.

Other References

Merck
14,5654
Beilstein
3730605
Harmonized Tariff Code
2915.29
TSCA
Yes

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