|Jmol-3D images||Image 1|
|Molar mass||74.79 g/mol|
|Solubility in water||Reacts with water|
|Solubility||soluble in diethyl ether and THF|
|Related compounds||Phenylmagnesium bromide|
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Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C, 100 kPa)
Methylmagnesium chloride is a commercially available Grignard reagent. Like methyllithium, it is the synthetic equivalent to the methyl carbanion synthon. It is usually sold as a solution in tetrahydrofuran. The model of the molecule shows methylmagnesium chloride with the magnesium atom in the center. Two molecules of tetrahydrofuran (in the upper part of the drawing) coordinate by their oxygen atoms to magnesium.
Like all Grignard reagents, this is a moisture sensitive compound.