Magnesium Metal



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Magnesium Metal is available as disc, granules, ingot, pellets, pieces, powder , rod, wire, sputtering target and in numerous other forms and custom shapes. See research below. Ultra high purity and high purity forms also include metal powder, submicron powder and nanoscale, quantum dots, targets for thin film deposition, pellets for evaporation and single crystal or polycrystalline forms. Elements can also be introduced into alloys or other systems as fluorides, oxides or chlorides or as solutions. Magnesium metal is generally immediately available in most volumes. 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.



Chemical Identifiers

Formula Mg
CAS 7439-95-4
Pubchem CID 5462224
MDL MFCD00085308
EC No. 231-104-6
Beilstein Registry No. 4948473
InchI Identifier InChI=1S/Mg


Molecular Weight 24.31
Appearance Gray
Melting Point 650 °C
Boiling Point 1090 °C
Density 1738 kg/m3
Tensile Strength N/A
Thermal Conductivity 1.56 W/cm/K @ 298.2 K
Electronegativity 1.2 Paulings
Specific Heat 0.243 Cal/g/K @ 25 °C
Heat of Vaporization 32.517 K-Cal/gm atom at 1090 °C
Heat of Fusion 2.16 Cal/gm mole

Health & Safety Info  |  MSDS / SDS

Signal Word Danger
Hazard Statements H250-H26
Hazard Codes F
Risk Codes 11-15
Safety Statements 43-7/8
RTECS Number OM2100000
Transport Information UN 1869 4.1/PG 3
WGK Germany nwg
Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling (GHS) 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 Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS). Solutions are packaged in polypropylene, plastic or glass jars up to palletized 440 gallon liquid totes.

Related Products

MgSee 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. In 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.


Recent Research & Development for Magnesium

  • Efficient methods for enol phosphate synthesis using carbon-centred magnesium bases. Kerr WJ, Lindsay DM, Patel VK, Rajamanickam M. Org Biomol Chem. 9/30/2015
  • Biphasic Responses of human vascular smooth muscle cells to magnesium ion. Ma J, Zhao N, Zhu D. J Biomed Mater Res A. 9/30/2015
  • Chromium, zinc and magnesium status in type 1 diabetes. Lin CC, Huang YL. Curr Opin Clin Nutr Metab Care. 9/28/2015
  • Mitochondrial magnesium to the rescue. Trapani V, Wolf FI. Magnes Res. 9/28/2015
  • Implementation of an antenatal magnesium sulfate protocol for fetal neuroprotection in preterm infants. Bouet PE, Brun S, Madar H, Baisson AL, Courtay V, Gascoin-Lachambre G, Lasocki S, Sentilhes L. Sci Rep. 9/28/2015
  • Beneficial effect of magnesium lithospermate B on cerebral ischemia-reperfusion injury in rats involves the regulation of miR-107/glutamate transporter 1 pathway. Yang ZB, Luo XJ, Ren KD, Peng JJ, Tan B, Liu B, Lou Z, Xiong XM, Zhang XJ, Ren X, Peng J. Eur J Pharmacol. 9/25/2015
  • Microstructure-modified biodegradable magnesium alloy for promoting cytocompatibility and wound healing in vitro. Lin DJ, Hung FY, Yeh ML, Lui TS. J Mater Sci Mater Med. 9/1/2015
  • Estimation of potassium and magnesium flows in animal production in Dianchi Lake basin, China. Amachika Y, Anzai H, Wang L, Oishi K, Irbis C, Li K, Kumagai H, Inamura T, Hirooka H. Anim Sci J. 8/10/2015
  • The antinociceptive efficacy of morphine-ketamine-magnesium combination is influenced by the order of medication administration. Vu?kovi? SM, Savi? Vujovi? KR, Srebro DP, Medi? BM, Stojanovi RM, Vu?eti CS, Divac N, Prostran MS. Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci. 8/4/2015
  • In situ loading of well-dispersed Silver Nanoparticles on nanocrystalline magnesium oxide for real-time monitoring of catalytic reactions by surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy. Zhang K, Li G, Hu Y. Nanoscale.

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We recognize many of our customers are purchasing small quantities directly online as trial samples in anticipation of placing a larger future order or multiple orders as a raw material for production. Since our primary business is the production of industrial quantities and/or highly consistent batches which can be used for commercial production and purchased repeatedly in smaller quantity, American Elements offers trial samples at no charge on the following basis. Within 6 months of purchasing materials directly online from us, you have the option to refer back to that order and advise that it is the intention of your company, institution or lab to either purchase a larger quantity, purchase the material in regular intervals or purchase more on some other basis.

We will then evaluate your future needs and assuming the quantity or number of future purchases qualify, we will fully credit your purchase price with the next order. Because of the many variables in the quantity and number of orders you may place, it is impossible to evaluate whether your future order(s) will qualify for this program prior to your placing your next order. Please know American Elements strongly desires to make this free sample program available to you and will make every effort to do so once your next order is placed.