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Magnesium Carbide

CAS #:

Linear Formula:

Mg2C3

MDL Number:

N/A

EC No.:

N/A

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PRODUCT Product Code ORDER SAFETY DATA TECHNICAL DATA
(2N) 99% Magnesium Carbide, Mg2C3
MG-C-02
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(3N) 99.9% Magnesium Carbide, Mg2C3
MG-C-03
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(4N) 99.99% Magnesium Carbide, Mg2C3
MG-C-04
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(5N) 99.999% Magnesium Carbide, Mg2C3
MG-C-05
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Magnesium Carbide Properties (Theoretical)

Compound Formula C2Mg
Molecular Weight 84.64
Appearance Silver-gray solid in various forms (discs, rods, pellets, sputtering targets)
Melting Point N/A
Boiling Point N/A
Density N/A
Solubility in H2O Insoluble

Magnesium Carbide Health & Safety Information

Signal Word Danger
Hazard Statements H228-H261-H252
Hazard Codes F
Precautionary Statements P210-P280-P370+P378-P420-P501
Transport Information UN3132 4.3.PG III
GHS Pictograms
MSDS / SDS

About Magnesium Carbide

Magnesium Carbide is available in numerous forms and custom shapes including discs, rods, sputtering targets, or other forms upon request. Carbides are compounds in which the anion is one or more carbon atoms. Like diamond, a pure carbon substance, carbide compounds tend to be extremely hard, refractory and resistant to wear, corrosion and heat, making them excellent candidates for coatings for drills and other tools. They often have other valuable properties in combination with toughness, such as electrical conductivity, low thermal expansion and abrasiveness. Metallic carbide materials are marketed under the trade name AE Carbides. 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.

Magnesium Carbide Synonyms

Magnesium sesquicarbide, Magnesium allylenide, beta magnesium carbide, β-Mg2C3

Chemical Identifiers

Linear Formula Mg2C3
MDL Number N/A
EC No. N/A
Pubchem CID N/A

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.

Related Elements

Magnesium Bohr ModelSee more Magnesium products. Magnesium (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.

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