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Magnesium Acetate

Mg(C2H3O2)2 • 4H2O
CAS 16674-78-5

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Formula CAS No. PubChem SID PubChem CID MDL No. EC No IUPAC Name Beilstein
Re. No.
Mg(C2H3O2)2·4H2O 16674-78-5 24896563 19155 MFCD00149214 205-554-9 magnesium acetate tetrahydrate 3730605 [Mg+2].[O

PROPERTIES Compound Formula Mol. Wt. Appearance Density Exact Mass Monoisotopic Mass Charge MSDS
C4H14MgO8 214.45 White Powder N/A 82.9983 g/mol 214.053909 Da +1 Safety Data Sheet

Acetate Formula StructureMagnesium Acetate is a moderately water soluble crystalline Magnesium source that decomposes to Magnesium oxide on heating. It is generally immediately available in most volumes. All metallic acetates are inorganic salts containing a metal cation and the acetate anion, a univalent (-1 charge) polyatomic ion composed of two carbon atoms ionically bound to three hydrogen and two oxygen atoms (Symbol: CH3COO) for a total formula weight of 59.05. Acetates are excellent precursors for production of ultra high purity compounds, catalysts, and nanoscale materials.We also produce Magnesium Acetate Solution. American Elements produces to many standard grades when applicable, including Mil Spec (military grade); ACS, Reagent and Technical Grade; Food, Agricultural and Pharmaceutical Grade; Optical Grade, USP and EP/BP (European Pharmacopoeia/British Pharmacopoeia)and follows applicable ASTM testing standards.Typical and custom packaging is available. Additional technical, research and safety (MSDS) information is available as is a Reference Calculator for converting relevant units of measurement. Acetate is an anion used as a ligand in metal complexes. The formula is CH3CO2-, C2H3O2-, or CH3COO-. Metal acetates are used in biology, printing, vinyl acetate in plastic production, volatile organic esters as solvents and cellulose acetate in photographic films and textiles. Cellulose acetate, one of the first synthetic fibers, is often called acetate.

Magnesium Bohr ModelMagnesium (Mg) atomic and molecular weight, atomic number and elemental symbolMagnesium (atomic symbol: Mg, atomic number: 12) is a Block S, Group 2, Period 3 element with an atomic mass of 24.3050. The number of electrons in each of Magnesium's shells is [2, 8, 2] and its electron configuration is [Ne] 3s2. The magnesium atom has a radius of 160 pm and a Van der Waals radius of 173 pm. Magnesium was discovered by Joseph Black in 1775 and first isolated by Sir Humphrey Davy in 1808. Magnesium is the eighth most abundant element in the earth's crust and the fourth most common element in the earth as a whole. Elemental MagnesiumIn its elemental form, magnesium has a shiny grey metallic appearance and is an extremely reactive. It is can be found in minerals such as brucite, carnallite, dolomite, magnesite, olivine and talc. Commercially, magnesium is primarily used in the creation of strong and lightweight aluminum-magnesium alloys, which have numerous advantages in industrial applications. The name "Magnesium" originates from a Greek district in Thessaly called Magnesia. For more information on magnesium, including properties, safety data, research, and American Elements' catalog of magnesium products, visit the Magnesium element page.


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Typical bulk packaging includes palletized plastic 5 gallon/25 kg. pails, fiber and steel drums to 1 ton super sacks in full container (FCL) or truck load (T/L) quantities. Research and sample quantities and hygroscopic, oxidizing or other air sensitive materials may be packaged under argon or vacuum. Shipping documentation includes a Certificate of Analysis and Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS). Solutions are packaged in polypropylene, plastic or glass jars up to palletized 440 gallon liquid totes.

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Recent Research & Development for Magnesium

  • The Coupling between Stability and Ion Pair Formation in Magnesium Electrolytes from First-Principles Quantum Mechanics and Classical Molecular Dynamics. Nav Nidhi Rajput, Xiaohui Qu, Niya Sa, Anthony K Burrell, and Kristin Aslaug Persson. J. Am. Chem. Soc.: February 10, 2015
  • Kinetically Directed Reactivity of Magnesium Dihydropyridides with Organoisocyanates. Michael S. Hill, Dugald J. MacDougall, Gabriele Kociok-Köhn, Mary F. Mahon, and Catherine Weetman. Organometallics: February 9, 2015
  • Inhibition of Homogeneous Formation of Magnesium Hydroxide by Low-Molar-Mass Poly(acrylic acid) with Different End-Groups. Ali A. Al-Hamzah, Erica J. Smith, and Christopher M. Fellows. Ind. Eng. Chem. Res.: February 3, 2015
  • Fast Diffusion Reaction in the Composition and Morphology of Coprecipitated Carbonates and Nitrates of Copper(II), Magnesium(II), and Zinc(II). J. Michael Davidson, Khellil Sefiane, and Tiffany Wood. Ind. Eng. Chem. Res.: January 14, 2015
  • One-Step Electrodeposition Process To Fabricate Corrosion-Resistant Superhydrophobic Surface on Magnesium Alloy. Qin Liu, Dexin Chen, and Zhixin Kang. ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces: January 5, 2015
  • Preparation of Transparent Suspension of Lamellar Magnesium Hydroxide Nanocrystals Using a High-Gravity Reactive Precipitation Combined with Surface Modification. Qian Sun, Bo Chen, Xi Wu, Miao Wang, Cong Zhang, Xiao-Fei Zeng, Jie-Xin Wang, and Jian-Feng Chen. Ind. Eng. Chem. Res.: December 26, 2014
  • Targeting Calcium Magnesium Silicates for Polycaprolactone/Ceramic Composite Scaffolds. Cong Chen, Pilanda Watkins-Curry, Mollie Smoak, Katie Hogan, Steve Deese, Gregory T. McCandless, Julia Y. Chan, and Daniel J. Hayes. ACS Biomater. Sci. Eng.: December 22, 2014
  • Synthesis, Osteoblast, and Osteoclast Viability of Amorphous and Crystalline Tri-Magnesium Phosphate. Nicole Ostrowski, Boeun Lee, Daeho Hong, P. Nathan Enick, Abhijit Roy, and Prashant N. Kumta. ACS Biomater. Sci. Eng.: December 2, 2014
  • Quantitative Identification of Metastable Magnesium Carbonate Minerals by Solid-State 13C NMR Spectroscopy. Jeremy K. Moore, J. Andrew Surface, Allison Brenner, Philip Skemer, Mark S. Conradi, and Sophia E. Hayes. Environ. Sci. Technol.: December 1, 2014
  • Impacts of Diffusive Transport on Carbonate Mineral Formation from Magnesium Silicate-CO2-Water Reactions. Daniel E. Giammar, Fei Wang, Bin Guo, J. Andrew Surface, Catherine A. Peters, Mark S. Conradi, and Sophia E. Hayes. Environ. Sci. Technol.: November 25, 2014

Recent Research & Development for Acetate

  • Dissolution Dynamic Nuclear Polarization of Non-Self-Glassing Agents: Spectroscopy and Relaxation of Hyperpolarized [1-13C]Acetate. Alessandra Flori, Matteo Liserani, Sean Bowen, Jan Henrik Ardenkjaer-Larsen, and Luca Menichetti. J. Phys. Chem. A: February 16, 2015
  • Densities at Pressures up to 200 MPa and Atmospheric Pressure Viscosities of Ionic Liquids 1-Ethyl-3-methylimidazolium Methylphosphate, 1-Ethyl-3-methylimidazolium Diethylphosphate, 1-Butyl-3-methylimidazolium Acetate, and 1-Butyl-3-methylimidazolium Bis(trifluoromethylsulfonyl)imide. Yuya Hiraga, Aya Kato, Yoshiyuki Sato, and Richard L. Smith, Jr. J. Chem. Eng. Data: February 12, 2015
  • Selective Reaction Monitoring of Negative Electrospray Ionization Acetate Adduct Ions for the Bioanalysis of Dapagliflozin in Clinical Studies. Qin C. Ji, Xiahui (Sophia) Xu, Eric Ma, Jane Liu, Shenita Basdeo, Guowen Liu, William Mylott, David W Boulton, Jim X. Shen, Bruce Stouffer, Anne-Francoise Aubry, and Mark E. Arnold. Anal. Chem.: February 11, 2015
  • Biomimetic oxidative coupling of sinapyl acetate by silver oxide: preferential formation of O-4 type structures. Takao Kishimoto, Nana Takahashi, Masahiro Hamada, and Noriyuki Nakajima. J. Agric. Food Chem.: February 5, 2015
  • Quantitative Screening of Agrochemical Residues in Fruits and Vegetables by Buffered Ethyl Acetate Extraction and LC-MS/MS Analysis. Manjusha R. Jadhav, Dasharath P. Oulkar, Ahammed Shabeer T. P., and Kaushik Banerjee. J. Agric. Food Chem.: February 2, 2015
  • Influence of Different Inorganic Salts on the Ionicity and Thermophysical Properties of 1-Ethyl-3-methylimidazolium Acetate Ionic Liquid. Filipe S. Oliveira, Luís P. N. Rebelo, and Isabel M. Marrucho. J. Chem. Eng. Data: January 29, 2015
  • Understanding the Hydrolysis Mechanism of Ethyl Acetate Catalyzed by an Aqueous Molybdocene: A Computational Chemistry Investigation. Elkin Tílvez, Gloria I. Cárdenas-Jirón, María I. Menéndez, and Ramón López. Inorg. Chem.: January 29, 2015
  • Evaluation of CO2-Philicity of Poly(vinyl acetate) and Poly(vinyl acetate-alt-maleate) Copolymers through Molecular Modeling and Dissolution Behavior Measurement. Dongdong Hu, Shaojun Sun, Peiqing Yuan, Ling Zhao, and Tao Liu. J. Phys. Chem. B: January 19, 2015
  • Ionic Liquid Assisted Electrospun Cellulose Acetate Fibers for Aqueous Removal of Triclosan. Gong Zhang, Meng Sun, Yang Liu, Huijuan Liu, Jiuhui Qu, and Jinghong Li. Langmuir: January 16, 2015
  • Kinetic Study and Process Simulation of Transesterification of Methyl Acetate and Isoamyl Alcohol Catalyzed by Ionic Liquid. Zhen Yang, Xianbao Cui, Huimin Jie, Xufeng Yu, Ying Zhang, Tianyang Feng, Huan Liu, and Ke Song. Ind. Eng. Chem. Res.: January 14, 2015