Magnesium Chloride

Other Trading Names:

  • Magnesiumchlorid
  • Tms
  • Magnogene
  • Chloromagnesite

CAS Number: 7786-30-3

HS Code: 28273100

Types of Packaging:

  • 20KG PE Drum
  • 5KG PE Drum
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Magnesium Chloride

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Specifications:

Appearance(Form)

magnesium chloride granule (White Powder)

Odor

Odorless

Grade

Food grade

Solubility

Good fluidity and solubility

Purity

99%

Chemical Description

  • Magnesium chloride,MgCI2,also known as magnesite, is a colorless crystalline solid. It is soluble in water and alcohol and is used in the ceramic and textile industries.
  • Magnesium chloride is formed by heating hydrated magnesium chloride crystals in a current of dry hydrogen chloride or by heating magnesium ammonium chloride.
  • Hydrated magnesium chloride, MgCI2·6H20 , also known as bischofite,is a white deliquescent solid formed by the reaction of magnesium carbonate(or hydroxide,oxide or metal)and hydrogen chloride. It is used in disinfectants, fire extinguishers, and paper manufacture.
  • Magnesium is an essential nutrient for plants and animals and is a natural constituent of fruits, vegetables, grain, meats and sea-foods.
  • It is the fourth most abundant cation in the human body and the second most plentiful intracellularly.
  • The average 60-kg human adult body contains about 24 g magnesium of which about one-half resides in bone. Although plasma levels vary between 1.7 and 3.0 mg per dl, very little is contained in extracellular fluid.
  • Magnesium is essential for the production and transfer of energy, for protein, fat, and nucleic acid synthesis, for contractility in muscle and excitability in nerves, and for the activity of numerous enzyme systems.
  • Magnesium chloride is used for a variety of other applications besides the production of Mg metal. It is used in the manufacture of textiles, paper, fireproofing agents, cements and refrigeration brine.
  • It has also been used in dust and erosion control. Mixed with hydrated magnesium oxide, magnesium chloride forms a hard material called “Sorel-cement”.
  • The cement is a mixture of MgO (burnt magnesia) with MgCl2 with the approximate chemical formula Mg4Cl2(OH)6(H2O)8, corresponding to a weight ratio of 2.5–3.5 parts MgO to one part MgCl2. This usage of magnesium chloride is unmatched by any other compound.
  • MgCl2 was one of the earlier antiseptics, first used for that purpose by Dr Pierre Delbert in 1915. One veterinary study in 1989 indicated some effectiveness against tumors when used as a feed additive.
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