Title: Dimethylzinc
CAS Registry Number: 544-97-8
Additional Names: Zinc dimethyl
Molecular Formula: C2H6Zn
Molecular Weight: 95.48
Percent Composition: C 25.16%, H 6.33%, Zn 68.51%
Line Formula: Zn(CH3)2
Literature References: Prepd by the interaction of zinc and methyl iodide: Simonowitch, Chem. Zentralbl. 1899, I, 1066; Bamford et al., J. Chem. Soc. 1946, 468.
Properties: Mobile liquid. Stable in sealed tube and under CO2. d410.5 1.386; mp -40°; bp 46°. Ignites in air, burns with a blue flame, giving off a peculiar, garlic-like odor. Very slow oxidation with traces of air produces methylzinc methylate, CH3ZnOCH3. Sol in ether, miscible with hydrocarbons.
Melting point: mp -40°
Boiling point: bp 46°
Density: d410.5 1.386

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