Agent Name

Dimethylmagnesium

CAS Number

2999-74-8

Formula

C2-H6-Mg

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Magnesium, dimethyl-; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Metals, Organic Compounds

Description

White solid; [HSDB]

Sources/Uses

Not commercially produced in the US; [HSDB]

Comments

"Apart from their instability in air and their caustic basic properties, organomagnesium compounds and the precipitated inorganic magnesium salts produced during their use display no pronounced toxicity or side effects of environmental concern." [Ullmann] Dry powders ignite in air; Solids and ethereal solutions ignite in water; [HSDB] See "Methylmagnesium chloride."

Adverse Effects
Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

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