Magnesium Metal



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MG-M-05-P (5N) 99.999% Magnesium Powder Request
MG-M-05-ST (5N) 99.999% Magnesium Sputtering Target Request
MG-M-05-WSX (5N) 99.999% Magnesium Wafer Request
MG-M-05-I (5N) 99.999% Magnesium Ingot Request
MG-M-05-L (5N) 99.999% Magnesium Lump Request


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


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

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 & Element Information

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.