Agent Name

Magnesium acetate tetrahydrate

CAS Number

16674-78-5

Formula

C2-H4-O2.2H2-O.1/2Mg

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Acetic acid, magnesium salt, tetrahydrate; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Organic Acids, Metal Salts

Description

Colorless or white deliquescent solid; [Merck Index] White hygroscopic solid with an odor like vinegar; [Acros Organics MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used as a buffer and sodium detector; [Merck Index]

Comments

May cause irritation; [Acros Organics MSDS] See "Magnesium acetate."

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