Agent Name

Magnesium chloride

CAS Number

7786-30-3

Formula

Cl2-Mg

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Aerotex Accelerator MX; DUS-top; Magnesium chloride; Magnesium chloride (Mg2Cl4); Magnesium chloride (MgCl2); Magnesium dichloride; Magnogene; TMT 2; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Metals, Inorganic Compounds

Description

White to gray deliquescent solid; heat evolved when dissolves in water; [Sax]

Sources/Uses

"The compound is used in medicine as a source of magnesium ions, which are essential for many cellular activities. It has also been used as a cathartic and in alloys." [ChemIDplus] Occurs naturally in salt lakes and brines, and sea salt contains 17% MgCl2 by weight; [Ullmann]

Comments

Irritating to the eyes and respiratory tract; [ICSC] See "Magnesium."

Exposure Assessment
Explanatory Notes

mp = 714 deg C; [Sax]

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