Agent Name

Magnesium hydride

CAS Number

7693-27-8

Formula

H2-Mg

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Magnesium dihydride; [ChemIDplus] UN2010

Category

Metal Hydrides

Description

White solid; [Merck Index] White crystalline solid; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used to make other chemicals; [CAMEO]

Comments

A strong reducing agent; Spontaneously ignites in air producing magnesium oxide and water; Reacts violently with water evolving hydrogen; [Merck Index] Reacts with water producing flammable gases; May cause irritation; [Alfa Aesar MSDS] See "Magnesium oxide."

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