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Magnesium Peroxide
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Magnesium Peroxide Properties (Theoretical)

Compound Formula MgO2
Molecular Weight 56.3
Appearance White to Off-White Powder
Melting Point 100 °C
Boiling Point N/A
Density 3.0 g/cm3
Solubility in H2O N/A
Exact Mass 55.974871
Monoisotopic Mass 55.974871

Magnesium Peroxide Health & Safety Information

Signal Word Danger
Hazard Statements H272-H314
Hazard Codes O, C
Precautionary Statements P220-P280-P305 + P351 + P338-P310
Flash Point Not applicable
Risk Codes 8-34
Safety Statements 17-26-27-36/37/39-45
RTECS Number N/A
Transport Information UN 1476 5.1 / PGII
WGK Germany 1
GHS Pictograms

About Magnesium Peroxide

Magnesium Peroxide powder is often used in water treatment, agriculture, and various environmental or bioremediation applications. American Elements can produce most materials in high purity and ultra high purity (up to 99.99999%) forms and follows applicable ASTM testing standards; a range of grades are available 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). We can also produce materials to customer specifications by request, in addition to custom compositions for commercial and research applications and new proprietary technologies. Typical and custom packaging is available, as is additional research, technical and safety (MSDS) data. Technical guidance for using Magnesium Peroxide in agriculture is also available.

Magnesium Peroxide Synonyms

Magnesium dioxide, magnesium peroxide light , magnesium bioxide, magnesium dioxidanediide, Peromag

Chemical Identifiers

Linear Formula MgO2
MDL Number MFCD00043076
EC No. 238-438-1
Beilstein/Reaxys No. N/A
Pubchem CID 61745
IUPAC Name magnesium; peroxide
SMILES O-][O-].[Mg+2]
InchI Identifier InChI=1S/Mg.O2/c;1-2/q+2;-2

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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