Nickel Chloride Hexahydrate

Magnesium chloride Hexa hydrate is opaque, deliquescent granular & lumps.
Soluble in water and alcohol, aqueous solution is neutral or slightly alkaline.
Shelf Life:    Long life in airtight bags.

Chemical Formula MgCl2•6H2O
Molecular Weight 203.29
CAS No. 7786-30-3


Parameters       Average Chemical Analysis
Physical appearance White to grey white or brown granular crystal.
Magnesium Chloride   (MgCl2•6H2O) 98 % min. (MgCl2 =46% min.)
Calcium Chloride 3.5 % max.
Magnesium sulphate 0.5 % max
Water insoluble. 0.5% max.
pH (5% W/V solution) 8 – 9
  • Common uses of magnesium chloride are as given below.
  • Grinding Millstone industry as an adhesive (binder), Chemicals desiccant for air drying (as moisture absorbent). Textile & Polymer Industry (as catalyst of resin finishing).
  • Fire retardants in material coating & production of non-flammable material.
  • De-icing & removing the ice from roads after snowfall).
  • Dust Control (as moisture absorbent in mining, Oil & Gas industry / drilling construction sites, roadsides, parks, parking areas, airports etc.

It is supplied in the packing of 25 kg Polypropylene bags, having polyethylene liner in bags. Must be stored in well-ventilated and covered area. It should be kept away from rain or damp. Protect against physical damage. Isolate from incompatible substances.

No special handling and safety instructions.

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