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Butylmagnesium chloride solution

2.0 M in THF

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Synonym(s):
BuMgCl
Linear Formula:
CH3(CH2)3MgCl
CAS Number:
Molecular Weight:
116.87
Beilstein:
3587228
MDL number:
PubChem Substance ID:
NACRES:
NA.22

reaction suitability

reaction type: Grignard Reaction

concentration

2.0 M in THF

density

0.962 g/mL at 25 °C

SMILES string

CCCC[Mg]Cl

InChI

1S/C4H9.ClH.Mg/c1-3-4-2;;/h1,3-4H2,2H3;1H;/q;;+1/p-1

InChI key

UUNGXYVLXYGZKH-UHFFFAOYSA-M

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density

0.962 g/mL at 25 °C

density

1.013 g/mL at 25 °C

density

0.931 g/mL at 25 °C

density

~1.02 g/mL at 20 °C, 1.042 g/mL at 25 °C

Quality Level

200

Quality Level

200

Quality Level

200

Quality Level

200

reaction suitability

reaction type: Grignard Reaction

reaction suitability

reaction type: Grignard Reaction

reaction suitability

reaction type: Grignard Reaction

reaction suitability

reaction type: Grignard Reaction

Application

Butylmagnesium chloride (BuMgCl) is a Grignard reagent that can be used:
  • To prevent the formation of passivating surface films on Mg electrodes.
  • For the synthesis of lithium tributylmagnesate complex (n-Bu3MgLi) by reacting with n-BuLi.

Signal Word

Danger

Hazard Classifications

Carc. 2 - Eye Dam. 1 - Flam. Liq. 2 - Skin Corr. 1B - Water-react 1

Supplementary Hazards

Storage Class Code

4.3 - Hazardous materials, which set free flammable gases upon contact with water

WGK

WGK 3

Flash Point(F)

1.4 °F - closed cup

Flash Point(C)

-17 °C - closed cup

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US), Eyeshields, Gloves

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