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Dimethylgermanium Dichloride
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Dimethylgermanium Dichloride Properties (Theoretical)

Compound Formula C2H6Cl2Ge
Molecular Weight 173.61
Appearance solid
Melting Point -55 °C
Boiling Point 124 °C
Density 1.51 g/mL
Solubility in H2O N/A
Exact Mass 173.905833 g/mol
Monoisotopic Mass 173.905833 g/mol

Dimethylgermanium Dichloride Health & Safety Information

Signal Word Danger
Hazard Statements H226-H314
Hazard Codes F, C
Precautionary Statements P280-P305 + P351 + P338-P310
Flash Point 32 °C (90 °F) - closed cup
RTECS Number N/A
Transport Information UN 2924 3/ PG II
WGK Germany 3
GHS Pictograms

About Dimethylgermanium Dichloride

Dimethylgermanium Dichloride is generally immediately available in most volumes. High purity, submicron and nanopowder forms may be considered. 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.

Dimethylgermanium Dichloride Synonyms

Dichlorodimethylgermane; Dimethyldichlorogermane; Dichloro(dimethyl)germane; Germane, dichlorodimethyl-

Chemical Identifiers

Linear Formula (CH3)2GeCl2
MDL Number MFCD00013588
EC No. 216-216-5
Pubchem CID 73724
IUPAC Name dichloro(dimethyl)germane
InchI Identifier InChI=1S/C2H6Cl2Ge/c1-5(2,3)4/h1-2H3

Packaging Specifications

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 Safety Data Sheet (SDS). Solutions are packaged in polypropylene, plastic or glass jars up to palletized 440 gallon liquid totes, and 36,000 lb. tanker trucks.

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Chlorine is a Block P, Group 17, Period 3 element. Its electron configuration is [Ne]3s23p5. The chlorine atom has a covalent radius of 102±4 pm and its Van der Waals radius is 175 pm. Chlorine ModelIn its elemental form, chlorine is a yellow-green gas. Chlorine is the second lightest halogen after fluorine. It has the third highest electronegativity and the highest electron affinity of all elements, making it a strong oxidizing agent. It is rarely found by itself in nature. Chlorine was discovered and first isolated by Carl Wilhelm Scheele in 1774. It was first recognized as an element by Humphry Davy in 1808.


See more Germanium products. Germanium (atomic symbol: Ge, atomic number: 32) is a Block P, Group 14, Period 4 element with an atomic weight of 72.63. Germanium Bohr ModelThe number of electrons in each of germanium's shells is 2, 8, 18, 4 and its electron configuration is [Ar] 3d10 4s2 4p2. The germanium atom has a radius of 122.5 pm and a Van der Waals radius of 211 pm. Germanium was first discovered by Clemens Winkler in 1886. In its elemental form, germanium is a brittle grayish white semi-metallic element. Germanium is too reactive to be found naturally on Earth in its native state. High Purity (99.999%) Germanium (Ge) MetalIt is commercially obtained from zinc ores and certain coals. It is also found in argyrodite and germanite. It is used extensively as a semiconductor in transitors, solar cells, and optical materials. Other applications include acting an alloying agent, as a phosphor in fluorescent lamps, and as a catalyst. The name Germanium originates from the Latin word "Germania" meaning "Germany."


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