Agent Name

Phenylmagnesium chloride

CAS Number

100-59-4

Formula

C6-H5-Cl-Mg

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Chlorophenylmagnesium; Magnesium, chlorophenyl-; [ChemIDplus] UN3207

Category

Metals, Organic Compounds

Description

Solution in 73% tetrahydrofuran: Dark liquid; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used as a Grignard reagent and in organic synthesis (hydrocarbons, alcohols, ketones, organic acids, amines, silicones, boranes, pesticides, and organotin compounds); [HSDB]

Comments

Reacts with water evolving toxic and flammable gases and heat; [Merck Index] Reacts violently with water; Extremely flammable; An irritant; May cause serious eye injury; May cause liver injury; Can be absorbed through skin; [MSDSonline] See "Cyclohexylmagnesium chloride" and "Methylmagnesium chloride."

Exposure Assessment
Explanatory Notes

The Guide in the Emergency Response Guidebook is for "Organometallic compound solution, water-reactive, flammable, n.o.s."

Adverse Effects
Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

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