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MAGNESIUM METHYL CARBONATE, 2M in dimethylformamide (22-25 wt%)
EINECS Number: 225-466-4
Molecular Weight: 130.39
Alternative Name: Stiles' Reagent
Specific Gravity: 1.103
Flashpoint: 58°C (136°F)
HMIS Key: 3-2-1-X
Hydrolytic Sensitivity: 7: reacts slowly with moisture/water
Application: Mild carboxylating agent for nitro and carbonyl compounds.1,2
Reference: 1. Finkbeiner, H. J. Org. Chem. 1963, 28, 215.
2. Cate, L. A. Synthesis 1983, 385.
Fieser: F&F: Vol. 1, p 631.
Additional Properties: Soluble form of magnesium methoxide - CO2 removed at elevated temperature