Agent Name

Magnesium bromide

CAS Number

7789-48-2

Formula

Br2-Mg

Major Category

Metals

Category

Metals, Inorganic Compounds

Description

Hexahydrate: Colorless or white solid; Highly deliquescent; [Merck Index] Hygroscopic solid; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used in organic syntheses; Has been used as a therapeutic sedative and anticonvulsant; [Merck Index]

Comments

A moderate irritant; Targets the CNS and kidney; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS] See "Magnesium chloride." See "Bromine."

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

Other CNS Neurotoxin

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