529699 Sigma-Aldrich

Magnesium oxide

≥99.99% trace metals basis



Related Categories Magnesium, Materials Science, Metal and Ceramic Science, Oxides
assay   ≥99.99% trace metals basis
form   powder
mp   2852 °C (lit.)
Featured Industry   Battery Manufacturing
storage temp.   room temp
SMILES string   O=[Mg]
InChI   1S/Mg.O


General description

Magnesium oxide (MgO) is a metal oxide formed by processing magnesite. It can also be extracted from sea water. It is industrially produced by the calcination of magnesium carbonate or magnesium hydroxide.


MgO metal powder can be used for a variety of applications such as medical use, refractory materials, energy applications and in the preparation of magnesia nanoparticles.


10, 50 g in poly bottle

Safety & Documentation

Safety Information

Personal Protective Equipment 
NONH for all modes of transport
WGK Germany 
Flash Point(F) 
Not applicable
Flash Point(C) 
Not applicable
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