Phenylmagnesium Chloride
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Title: Phenylmagnesium Chloride
CAS Registry Number: 100-59-4
CAS Name: Chlorophenylmagnesium
Molecular Formula: C6H5ClMg
Molecular Weight: 136.86
Percent Composition: C 52.66%, H 3.68%, Cl 25.90%, Mg 17.76%
Line Formula: C6H5MgCl
Literature References: One of the Grignard reagents. Prepd by reacting chlorobenzene with magnesium at reflux temperatures in the presence of catalytic amounts of an organic nitrate: Ramsden, US 2816937 (1957 to M. & T. Corp.).
Properties: Sol in ether (ethyl ether, other ethers may be used as solvents). A solution which is about 3 molar has an approx strength of 48%, and a d420 of ~1.15. Reacts with water, steam or acids to produce toxic and flammable vapors with evolution of heat.
Density: d420 of ~1.15
Use: In organic synthesis, especially in the production of hydrocarbons, alcohols, ketones, organic acids, amines, silicones, boranes.

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