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87291 Ethylmagnesium bromide, 3M in ether

CAS Number

Stock No. Size Price ($) Quantity Availability
87291-JT 0.5mole 39.40
87291-JU 1mole 68.90
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Ethylmagnesium bromide, 3M in ether


Chemical Properties

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Storage & Sensitivity
Moisture Sensitive. Air Sensitive. May form a Precipitate. Store under Argon. Ambient temperatures.
Reacts with water.


Ethylmagnesium bromide is used as grignard reagent. It is widely used in organic synthesis.


Store in cool place. Keep container tightly closed in a dry and well-ventilated place. Containers which are opened must be carefully resealed and kept upright to prevent leakage. Handle and store under inert gas. Store at room temperature. It is sensitive to heat, air and moisture. Incompatible with oxidizing agents, strong oxidizing agents and strong acids.

Literature References

L. J. Guggenberger.; R. E. Rundle. Crystal structure of the ethyl Grignard reagent, ethylmagnesium bromide dietherate. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 1968, 90 (20), 5375-5378.

Henry Gilman.; F. Schulze. A Qualitative Color Test For The Grignard Reagent. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 1925, 47 (7), 2002-2005.

GHS Hazard and Precautionary Statements

Hazard Statements: H224-H260-H302-H314-H336

Extremely flammable liquid and vapour. In contact with water releases flammable gases which may ignite spontaneously. Harmful if swallowed. Causes severe skin burns and eye damage. May cause drowsiness or dizziness.

Precautionary Statements: P210-P223-P231+P232-P233-P235-P240-P241-P242-P243-P260-P264b-P270-P271-P280-P301+P330+P331-P303+P361+P353-P304+P340-P305+P351+P338-P310-P363-P370+P378q-P501c

Keep away from heat/sparks/open flames/hot surfaces. - No smoking. Keep away from any possible contact with water, because of violent reaction and possible flash fire. Handle under inert gas. Protect from moisture. Keep container tightly closed. Keep cool. Ground/bond container and receiving equipment. Use explosion-proof electrical/ventilating/lighting/ equipment. Use only non-sparking tools. Take precautionary measures against static discharge. Do not breathe dust/fume/gas/mist/vapours/spray. Wash face, hands and any exposed skin thoroughly after handling Do not eat, drink or smoke when using this product. Use only outdoors or in a well-ventilated area. Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection. IF SWALLOWED: Rinse mouth. Do NOT induce vomiting. IF ON SKIN (or hair): Remove/Take off immediately all contaminated clothing. Rinse skin with water/shower. IF INHALED: Remove to fresh air and keep at rest in a position comfortable for breathing. IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing. Immediately call a POISON CENTER or doctor/physician. Wash contaminated clothing before reuse. In case of fire: Use CO2, dry chemical, or foam Dispose of contents/ container to an approved waste disposal plant

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