Agent Name

Magnesium silicide

CAS Number

22831-39-6

Formula

Mg2-Si

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Dimagnesium monosilicide; Magnesium, compd. with silicon (2:1); Dimagnesium silicide; [ChemIDplus] UN2624

Category

Metals, Inorganic Compounds

Description

Slate-blue solid; [Merck Index] Colorless solid; [CAMEO] Blue pieces; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used in semiconductor research; [Merck Index]

Comments

Decomposed by water; Hazardous when wet; [Merck Index] A strong reducing agent that reacts with water; [CAMEO] Reacts with water evolving extremely flammable gases; May cause irritation; [Alfa Aesar MSDS] See "Calcium silicide."

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