Magnesium Acetate BP
Anhydrous magnesium acetate has the chemical formula Mg (CH3COO)2 and in its hydrated form, magnesium acetate tetrahydrate, it has the chemical formula
Mg (CH3COO)2.4H2O In this compound magnesium has an oxidation state of 2+. Magnesium acetate is the magnesium salt of acetic acid. It is deliquescent and upon heating, it decomposes to form magnesium oxide.
Magnesium acetate is commonly used as a source of magnesium or for the acetate ion in chemistry experiments.
Product Name: Magnesium Acetate
Molecular Formula: Mg (CH3COO)2.4H2O
Molecular Weight: 214.5g/mol
CAS No.: 16674-78-5
|Characters||Colorless crystals or white or almost white, crystalline powder|
(a) White crystalline precipitate is formed.
(b) Specified test. It gives reaction of acetates.
|Solubility||Freely soluble in water and ethanol (96%)|
|pH||Between 7.5 to 8.5|
|Chlorides||Not more than 330 ppm|
|Nitrates||Not more than 3 ppm|
|Sulfates||Not more than 600 ppm|
|Aluminum||Not more than 1ppm|
|Calcium||Not more than 100 ppm|
|Potassium||Not more than 0.1%|
|Sodium||Not more than 0.5%|
|Readily oxidisable substances||Specified test. Pink color is not completely discharged.|
|Water||Between 33.0% to 35.0%|
|Heavy metals||Not more than 40 ppm|
|Assay||Not less than 98.0% and more than 101.0% (anhydrous basis)|
Shelf life, Storage and Packing
It should be stored in a segregated area in a cool and ventilated place away from combustible materials. Keep in a tightly closed container, sealed until ready for use. It is packed in 25kg or 50kg HDPE bags or drums as required.
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