Di-n-butylmagnesium solution

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1 M in ether and hexanes

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1 M in ether and hexanes


0.736 g/mL at 25 °C

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Di-n-butylmagnesium solution may be prepared by hydrogenation of magnesium, followed by reacting it with 1-butene.


Electrochemically inactive [Mg2(μ-Cl)3•6THF][C2H5AlCl3] crystal may be obtained from an electrolyte composed of Di-n-butylmagnesium and ethylaluminum dichloride. Di-n-butylmagnesium may be used in the carbon metallation of α-olefins. A study reports the possible use of the organometallic compound in the intercalation of magnesium and zinc into the layers of TiS2 or WO2Cl2. Interaction of lithium alkoxide with di-n-butylmagnesium was investigated.


100 mL in Sure/Seal™

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Target Organs

Central nervous system

Supp Hazards

EUH014 - EUH019


UN 3399A 4.3(3) / PGI

WGK Germany


Flash Point(F)

-22.0 °F

Flash Point(C)

-30 °C

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Multivalent cation intercalation
Bruce PG, et al.
Solid State Ionics, 53-56(1), 351-355 (1992)
King RB
Organometallic Syntheses null
Chemical and physical evidence for metal?metal interchange between lithium alkoxides and di-n-butylmagnesium.
Micha Screttas M, et al.
Tetrahedron Letters, 43(27), 4871-4873 (2002)
Some novelties in olefin carbometallation assisted by alkyl-magnesium and-aluminium derivatives and catalyzed by zirconium and titanium complexes.
Dzhemilev UM and Vostrikova OS
Journal of Organometallic Chemistry, 285(1), 43-51 (1985)
Hee Soo Kim et al.
Nature communications, 2, 427-427 (2011-08-11)
Magnesium metal is an ideal rechargeable battery anode material because of its high volumetric energy density, high negative reduction potential and natural abundance. Coupling Mg with high capacity, low-cost cathode materials such as electrophilic sulphur is only possible with a...

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