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|Molar mass||54.37 g mol−1|
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|Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C (77 °F), 100 kPa)|
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- 2 CH3MgX + dioxane (CH3)2Mg + MgX2(dioxane)
The complex of magnesium dihalide and dioxane precipitates as a solid, driving the Schlenk equilibrium to give the dialkylmagnesium compound, which remains in solution.
The structure of this compound has been determined by X-ray crystallography. The material is a polymer with tetrahedral magnesium centres, each surrounded by bridging methyl groups. The Mg-C distances are 224 pm.
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