Author Topic: magnesium dust in grignard?  (Read 1774 times)

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pickle11

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magnesium dust in grignard?
« on: November 25, 2002, 07:06:00 PM »
would it be possible to use coarse grade magnesium dust from a fireworks supplier in making grignard reagents.  Maybe you would have to wash it first, and add the ether/halobenzene really slowly.

Rhodium

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Yes. Wash with 1 M HCl, then with alcohol, and ...
« Reply #1 on: November 25, 2002, 08:36:00 PM »
Yes. Wash with 1 M HCl, then with alcohol, and finally with ether before using it.