|CAS number||, (dihydrate), (tetrahydrate)|
|Jmol-3D images||Image 1|
|Molar mass||125.844 g/mol (anhydrous)
161.874 g/mol (dihydrate)
197.91 g/mol (tetrahydrate)
|Appearance||pink solid (tetrahydrate)|
|Density||2.977 g/cm3 (anhydrous)
2.27 g/cm3 (dihydrate)
2.01 g/cm3 (tetrahydrate)
654 °C (anhydrous)
|Solubility in water||63.4 g/100 ml (0 °C)
73.9 g/100 ml (20 °C)
88.5 g/100 ml (40 °C)
123.8 g/100 ml (100 °C)
|Solubility||soluble in pyridine, ethanol
insoluble in ether
|EU Index||Not listed|
|LD50||250-275 mg/kg (rat, oral)|
|Other anions||Manganese(II) fluoride
|Other cations||Manganese(III) chloride
|Related compounds||Chromium(II) chloride
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Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C, 100 kPa)
Manganese(II) chloride describes a series of compounds with the formula MnCl2(H2O)x, where the value of x can be 0, 2, or 4. The tetrahydrate is the most common form of "manganese(II) chloride" and is represented by the formula MnCl2·4H2O, but the anhydrous form and dihydrate MnCl2·2H2O are also known. Like many Mn(II) species, these salts are pink, with the paleness of the color being characteristic of transition metal complexes with high spin d5 configurations.
Manganese chloride is produced by treating manganese(IV) oxide with concentrated hydrochloric acid.
- MnO2 + 4 HCl → MnCl2 + 2 H2O + Cl2
This reaction was once used for the manufacture of chlorine. By carefully neutralizing the resulting solution with MnCO3, one can selectively precipitate iron salts, which are common impurities in manganese dioxide.
- Mn + 2 HCl → MnCl2 + H2
- MnCO3 + 2 HCl → MnCl2 + H2O + CO2
Anhydrous MnCl2 is a polymeric solid, which adopts a layered cadmium chloride-like structure. The tetrahydrate consists of octahedral trans-Mn(H2O)4Cl2 molecules The hydrates dissolve in water to give mildly acidic solutions with a pH of around 4.
Upon treatment with typical organic ligands, manganese(II) undergoes oxidation by air to give Mn(III) complexes. Examples include [Mn(EDTA)]−, [Mn(CN)6]3−, and [Mn(acetylacetonate)3]. Triphenylphosphine forms a labile 2:1 adduct:
- MnCl2 + 2 Ph3P → [MnCl2(Ph3P)2]
Anhydrous manganese(II) chloride serves as a starting point for the synthesis of a variety of manganese compounds. For example, manganocene is prepared by reaction of MnCl2 with a solution of sodium cyclopentadienide in THF.
- MnCl2 + 2 NaC5H5 → Mn(C5H5)2 + 2 NaCl
Vesicle characterization with 31P-NMR
MnCl2 is used in 31P-NMR to determine the size and lamellarity of phospholipid vesicles. When manganese chloride is added to a vesicular solution, Mn2+ paramagnetic ions are released, perturbing the relaxation time of the phospholipids' phosphate groups and broadening the resulting 31P resonance signal. Only phospholipids located in the outermost monolayer exposed to Mn2+ experience this broadening. The effect is negligle for multilamellar vesicles, but for large unilamellar vesicles, a ~50% reduction in signal intensity is observed.
Manganism, or manganese poisoning, can be caused by long-term exposure to manganese dust or fumes.
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