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Methylmagnesium Chloride

CAS #:

Linear Formula:

CH3MgCl

MDL Number:

MFCD00000468

EC No.:

211-629-7

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PRODUCT Product Code ORDER SAFETY DATA TECHNICAL DATA
Methylmagnesium Chloride Solution, 3M in THF
METHMG-CL-01-SOL.03MTHF
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Methylmagnesium Chloride Properties (Theoretical)

Compound Formula CH3ClMg
Molecular Weight 74.79
Appearance Clear to hazy liquid
Melting Point N/A
Boiling Point N/A
Density 1.013 g/mL
Solubility in H2O N/A
Exact Mass 73.977369
Monoisotopic Mass 73.977369

Methylmagnesium Chloride Health & Safety Information

Signal Word Danger
Hazard Statements H225-H260-H314-H335-H351
Hazard Codes F, C
Precautionary Statements P210-P231+232-P280-P370+P378-P402+P404-P403+P235
Flash Point -17 °C
Risk Codes 11-14-19-34-37
Safety Statements 16-26-36/37/39-45
RTECS Number N/A
Transport Information UN 3399BC 4.3(3) / PGII
WGK Germany 3
GHS Pictograms

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SAFETY DATA SHEET

Date Accessed: 10/15/2019
Date Revised: 05/15/2015

SECTION 1. IDENTIFICATION

Product Name: Methylmagnesium Chloride

Product Number: All applicable American Elements product codes, e.g. METHMG-CL-01-SOL.03MTHF 01

CAS #: 676-58-4

Relevant identified uses of the substance: Scientific research and development

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SECTION 2. HAZARDS IDENTIFICATION

2.1 Classification of the substance or mixture
GHS Classification in accordance with 29 CFR 1910 (OSHA HCS)
Flammable liquids (Category 2), H225
Substances and mixtures, which in contact with water, emit flammable gases (Category 1), H260
Acute toxicity, Oral (Category 4), H302
Skin corrosion (Category 1B), H314
Serious eye damage (Category 1), H318
Carcinogenicity (Category 2), H351
Specific target organ toxicity - single exposure (Category 3), Respiratory system, H335
For the full text of the H-Statements mentioned in this Section, see Section 16.
2.2 GHS Label elements, including precautionary statements
Pictogram
Signal word Danger
Hazard statement(s)
H225 Highly flammable liquid and vapour.
H260 In contact with water releases flammable gases which may ignite
spontaneously.
H302 Harmful if swallowed.
H314 Causes severe skin burns and eye damage.
H335 May cause respiratory irritation.
H351 Suspected of causing cancer.
Precautionary statement(s)
P201 Obtain special instructions before use.
P202 Do not handle until all safety precautions have been read and
understood.
P210 Keep away from heat/sparks/open flames/hot surfaces. No smoking.
P223 Do not allow contact with water.
P231 + P232 Handle under inert gas. Protect from moisture.
P233 Keep container tightly closed.
P240 Ground/bond container and receiving equipment.
P241 Use explosion-proof electrical/ ventilating/ lighting/ equipment.
P242 Use only non-sparking tools.
P243 Take precautionary measures against static discharge.
P261 Avoid breathing dust/ fume/ gas/ mist/ vapours/ spray.
P264 Wash skin thoroughly after handling.
P270 Do not eat, drink or smoke when using this product.
P271 Use only outdoors or in a well-ventilated area.
P280 Wear protective gloves/ protective clothing/ eye protection/ face
protection.
P301 + P312 + P330 IF SWALLOWED: Call a POISON CENTER/doctor if you feel unwell.
Rinse mouth.
P301 + P330 + P331 IF SWALLOWED: Rinse mouth. Do NOT induce vomiting.
P303 + P361 + P353 IF ON SKIN (or hair): Take off immediately all contaminated clothing.
Rinse skin with water/shower.
P304 + P340 + P310 IF INHALED: Remove person to fresh air and keep comfortable for
breathing. Immediately call a POISON CENTER/doctor.
P305 + P351 + P338 + P310 IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove
contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing. Immediately
call a POISON CENTER/doctor.
P308 + P313 IF exposed or concerned: Get medical advice/ attention.
P335 + P334 Brush off loose particles from skin. Immerse in cool water/ wrap in wet
bandages.
P363 Wash contaminated clothing before reuse.
P370 + P378 In case of fire: Use dry sand, dry chemical or alcohol-resistant foam to
extinguish.
P402 + P404 Store in a dry place. Store in a closed container.
P403 + P233 Store in a well-ventilated place. Keep container tightly closed.
P403 + P235 Store in a well-ventilated place. Keep cool.
P405 Store locked up.
P501 Dispose of contents/ container to an approved waste disposal plant.
2.3 Hazards not otherwise classified (HNOC) or not covered by GHS
Reacts violently with water., May form explosive peroxides.


SECTION 3. COMPOSITION/INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS

3.2 Mixtures
Formula : CH3ClMg
Molecular weight : 74.79 g/mol
Hazardous components
Component Classification Concentration
Tetrahydrofuran
CAS-No. 109-99-9
EC-No. 203-726-8
Index-No. 603-025-00-0
Methylmagnesium chloride
CAS-No. 676-58-4
EC-No. 211-629-7
Index-No. 012-003-00-4


SECTION 4. FIRST AID MEASURES

4.1 Description of first aid measures
General advice
Consult a physician. Show this safety data sheet to the doctor in attendance.Move out of dangerous area.
If inhaled
If breathed in, move person into fresh air. If not breathing, give artificial respiration. Consult a physician.
In case of skin contact
Take off contaminated clothing and shoes immediately. Wash off with soap and plenty of water. Consult a physician.
In case of eye contact
Rinse thoroughly with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes and consult a physician.Continue rinsing eyes during
transport to hospital.
If swallowed
Do NOT induce vomiting. Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person. Rinse mouth with water. Consult a
physician.
4.2 Most important symptoms and effects, both acute and delayed
The most important known symptoms and effects are described in the labelling (see section 2.2) and/or in section 11
4.3 Indication of any immediate medical attention and special treatment needed
No data available


SECTION 5. FIREFIGHTING MEASURES

5.1 Extinguishing media
Suitable extinguishing media
Dry powder
5.2 Special hazards arising from the substance or mixture
No data available
5.3 Advice for firefighters
Wear self-contained breathing apparatus for firefighting if necessary.
5.4 Further information
No data available


SECTION 6. ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES

6.1 Personal precautions, protective equipment and emergency procedures
Use personal protective equipment. Avoid breathing vapours, mist or gas. Ensure adequate ventilation. Remove all
sources of ignition. Evacuate personnel to safe areas. Beware of vapours accumulating to form explosive
concentrations. Vapours can accumulate in low areas.
For personal protection see section 8.
6.2 Environmental precautions
Prevent further leakage or spillage if safe to do so. Do not let product enter drains.
6.3 Methods and materials for containment and cleaning up
Contain spillage, and then collect with an electrically protected vacuum cleaner or by wet-brushing and place in
container for disposal according to local regulations (see section 13). Do not flush with water.
6.4 Reference to other sections
For disposal see section 13.


SECTION 7. HANDLING AND STORAGE

7.1 Precautions for safe handling
Avoid contact with skin and eyes. Avoid inhalation of vapour or mist.
Use explosion-proof equipment.Keep away from sources of ignition - No smoking.Take measures to prevent the build
up of electrostatic charge.
For precautions see section 2.2.
7.2 Conditions for safe storage, including any incompatibilities
Keep container tightly closed in a dry and well-ventilated place. Containers which are opened must be carefully
resealed and kept upright to prevent leakage.
Never allow product to get in contact with water during storage.
Dry residue is explosive. Store under inert gas. Test for peroxide formation periodically and before distillation.
Storage class (TRGS 510): Hazardous materials, which set free flammable gases upon contact with water
7.3 Specific end use(s)
Apart from the uses mentioned in section 1.2 no other specific uses are stipulated


SECTION 8. EXPOSURE CONTROLS/PERSONAL PROTECTION

8.1 Control parameters
Additional information about design of technical systems:
Properly operating chemical fume hood designed for hazardous chemicals and having an average face velocity of at least 100 feet per minute.
Control parameters
Components with limit values that require monitoring at the workplace:
Tetrahydrofuran
ppm
ACGIH TLV 200; 250-STEL
Austria TWA 200
Belgium TWA 200; 250-STEL
Denmark TWA 200
Finland TWA 100; 150-STEL
France TWA 200
Germany TWA 200
Hungary TWA 200 mg/m3; 400 mg/m3-STEL
Netherlands TWA 100 (skin)
Russia TWA 200; 100 mg/m3-STEL
Sweden TWA 50
Switzerland TWA 200; 1000-STEL
United Kingdom TWA 100; 200-STEL (skin)
USA PEL 200
Additional information: No data
8.2 Exposure controls
Personal protective equipment
General protective and hygienic measures
The usual precautionary measures for handling chemicals should be followed.
Keep away from foodstuffs, beverages and feed.
Remove all soiled and contaminated clothing immediately.
Wash hands before breaks and at the end of work.
Avoid contact with the eyes and skin.
Maintain an ergonomically appropriate working environment.
Breathing equipment: Use suitable respirator when high concentrations are present.
Protection of hands:
Impervious gloves
Check protective gloves prior to each use for their proper condition.
The selection of suitable gloves not only depends on the material, but also on quality. Quality will vary from manufacturer to manufacturer.
Penetration time of glove material (in minutes) Not determined
Eye protection:
Tightly sealed goggles
Full face protection
Body protection: Protective work clothing.


SECTION 9. PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES

9.1 Information on basic physical and chemical properties
a) Appearance Form: liquid
Colour: grey
b) Odour No data available
c) Odour Threshold No data available
d) pH No data available
e) Melting point/freezing point
No data available
f) Initial boiling point and boiling range
No data available
g) Flash point -17.2 °C (1.0 °F) - closed cup
h) Evaporation rate No data available
i) Flammability (solid, gas) No data available
j) Upper/lower flammability or explosive limits
Upper explosion limit: 11.8 %(V)
Lower explosion limit: 2.3 %(V)
k) Vapour pressure No data available
l) Vapour density No data available
m) Relative density 1.013 g/cm3 at 25 °C (77 °F)
n) Water solubility No data available
o) Partition coefficient: noctanol/water
No data available
p) Auto-ignition temperature
320.6 °C (609.1 °F)The substance or mixture is not classified as pyrophoric.
q) Decomposition temperature
No data available
r) Viscosity No data available
s) Explosive properties No data available
t) Oxidizing properties No data available
9.2 Other safety information
No data available


SECTION 10. STABILITY AND REACTIVITY

10.1 Reactivity
No data available
10.2 Chemical stability
Stable under recommended storage conditions.
10.3 Possibility of hazardous reactions
Vapours may form explosive mixture with air.Reacts violently with water.
10.4 Conditions to avoid
Heat, flames and sparks. Exposure to moisture
10.5 Incompatible materials
Water, Oxidizing agents, Oxygen, Alcohols, acids
10.6 Hazardous decomposition products
Hazardous decomposition products formed under fire conditions. - Carbon oxides, Hydrogen chloride gas, Magnesium
oxide
Other decomposition products - No data available
In the event of fire: see section 5


SECTION 11. TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION

11.1 Information on toxicological effects
Acute toxicity
No data available
Inhalation: No data available
Dermal: No data available
No data available
Skin corrosion/irritation
No data available
Serious eye damage/eye irritation
No data available
Respiratory or skin sensitisation
No data available
Germ cell mutagenicity
No data available
Carcinogenicity
IARC: No component of this product present at levels greater than or equal to 0.1% is identified as
probable, possible or confirmed human carcinogen by IARC.
NTP: No component of this product present at levels greater than or equal to 0.1% is identified as a
known or anticipated carcinogen by NTP.
OSHA: No component of this product present at levels greater than or equal to 0.1% is identified as a
carcinogen or potential carcinogen by OSHA.
Reproductive toxicity
No data available
No data available
Specific target organ toxicity - single exposure
No data available
Specific target organ toxicity - repeated exposure
No data available
Aspiration hazard
No data available
Additional Information
RTECS: Not available
Material is extremely destructive to tissue of the mucous membranes and upper respiratory tract, eyes, and skin.,
spasm, inflammation and edema of the larynx, spasm, inflammation and edema of the bronchi, pneumonitis, pulmonary
edema, burning sensation, Cough, wheezing, laryngitis, Shortness of breath, Headache, Nausea
Stomach - Irregularities - Based on Human Evidence
Stomach - Irregularities - Based on Human Evidence
Stomach - Irregularities - Based on Human Evidence (Methylmagnesium chloride)


SECTION 12. ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION

12.1 Toxicity
No data available
12.2 Persistence and degradability
No data available
12.3 Bioaccumulative potential
No data available
12.4 Mobility in soil
No data available
12.5 Results of PBT and vPvB assessment
PBT/vPvB assessment not available as chemical safety assessment not required/not conducted
12.6 Other adverse effects
No data available


SECTION 13. DISPOSAL CONSIDERATIONS

13.1 Waste treatment methods
Product
Burn in a chemical incinerator equipped with an afterburner and scrubber but exert extra care in igniting as this
material is highly flammable. Offer surplus and non-recyclable solutions to a licensed disposal company. Contact a
licensed professional waste disposal service to dispose of this material.
Contaminated packaging
Dispose of as unused product.


SECTION 14. TRANSPORT INFORMATION

DOT (US)
UN number: 3399 Class: 4.3 (3) Packing group: II
Proper shipping name: Organometallic substance, liquid, water-reactive, flammable (Tetrahydrofuran,
Methylmagnesium chloride)
Reportable Quantity (RQ): 1000 lbs
Poison Inhalation Hazard: No
IMDG
UN number: 3399 Class: 4.3 (3) Packing group: II EMS-No: F-G, S-N
Proper shipping name: ORGANOMETALLIC SUBSTANCE, LIQUID, WATER-REACTIVE, FLAMMABLE
(Tetrahydrofuran, Methylmagnesium chloride)
IATA
UN number: 3399 Class: 4.3 (3) Packing group: II
Proper shipping name: Organometallic substance, liquid, water-reactive, flammable (Tetrahydrofuran,
Methylmagnesium chloride)


SECTION 15. REGULATORY INFORMATION

SARA 302 Components
No chemicals in this material are subject to the reporting requirements of SARA Title III, Section 302.
SARA 313 Components
This material does not contain any chemical components with known CAS numbers that exceed the threshold (De
Minimis) reporting levels established by SARA Title III, Section 313.
SARA 311/312 Hazards
Fire Hazard, Reactivity Hazard, Acute Health Hazard, Chronic Health Hazard
Massachusetts Right To Know Components
Tetrahydrofuran
CAS-No.
109-99-9
Revision Date
1993-04-24
Pennsylvania Right To Know Components
Tetrahydrofuran
CAS-No.
109-99-9
Revision Date
1993-04-24
Methylmagnesium chloride 676-58-4 1994-07-31
New Jersey Right To Know Components
Tetrahydrofuran
CAS-No.
109-99-9
Revision Date
1993-04-24
Methylmagnesium chloride 676-58-4 1994-07-31
California Prop. 65 Components
This product does not contain any chemicals known to State of California to cause cancer, birth defects, or any other
reproductive harm.


SECTION 16. OTHER INFORMATION

Safety Data Sheet according to Regulation (EC) No. 1907/2006 (REACH). The above information is believed to be correct but does not purport to be all inclusive and shall be used only as a guide. The information in this document is based on the present state of our knowledge and is applicable to the product with regard to appropriate safety precautions. It does not represent any guarantee of the properties of the product. American Elements shall not be held liable for any damage resulting from handling or from contact with the above product. See reverse side of invoice or packing slip for additional terms and conditions of sale. COPYRIGHT 1997-2018 AMERICAN ELEMENTS. LICENSED GRANTED TO MAKE UNLIMITED PAPER COPIES FOR INTERNAL USE ONLY.

About Methylmagnesium Chloride

Methylmagnesium Chloride is a Grignard reagent, available as a standard 3.0 M (22 wt %) solution in THF; custom concentrations and forms are also available. 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.

Methylmagnesium Chloride Synonyms

MeMgCl; Methylchloromagnesium; Magnesium, chloromethyl-; Methyl(chloro) magnesium; Magnesium carbanide chloride; methylmagnesium chloride solution; chloromethyl-magnesium; chloromethylmagnesium

Chemical Identifiers

Linear Formula CH3MgCl
MDL Number MFCD00000468
EC No. 211-629-7
Beilstein Registry No. 3587199
Pubchem CID 12670
IUPAC Name magnesium; carbanide; chloride
SMILES [CH3-].[Mg+2].[Cl-]
InchI Identifier InChI=1S/CH3.ClH.Mg/h1H3;1H;/q-1;;+2/p-1
InchI Key CCERQOYLJJULMD-UHFFFAOYSA-M

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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