Calcium Magnesium Acetate
Title: Calcium Magnesium Acetate
CAS Registry Number: 76123-46-1
CAS Name: Acetic acid, calcium magnesium salt
Additional Names: CMA
Trademarks: Ice-B-Gon (Chevron)
Literature References: C2H4O2.xCa.xMg. Prepn and use as deicer: S. A. Dunn, R. U. Schenk, Transport. Res. Rec. 776, 12 (1980); eidem, U.S. Federal Highway Administration Report FHWA-RD-79-109 (1980) pp 17. Prepn by fermentation: C. W. Marynowski et al., Ind. Eng. Chem. Prod. Res. Dev. 24, 457 (1985); via extraction and sorption: H. Reisinger, C. J. King, Ind. Eng. Chem. Res. 34, 845 (1995). Acute toxicity: G. A. Rausina et al., Acute Toxic. Data 1, 87 (1990). Environmental and toxicological evaluation: B. L. McFarland, K. T. O'Reilly, Chemical Deicers and the Environment, F. M. D'Itri, Ed. (Lewis Publishers, Chelsea, MI, 1992) pp 193-227. Anti-icing effect: E. E. Adams et al., ibid., pp. 481-493. Degradation in soil: D. W. Ostendorf et al., J. Environ. Qual. 22, 299 (1993). Effects on cement mortar: O. Peterson, Cem. Concr. Res. 25, 617 (1995). Book: Calcium Magnesium Acetate, D. L. Wise et al., Eds. (Elsevier Science Publishers, Amsterdam, 1991) pp 511.
Properties: Non-flammable. Shows no significant corrosion of steel, aluminum or zinc. LD50 orally in male, female rats: 3240, 3071 mg/kg (Rausina).
Toxicity data: LD50 orally in male, female rats: 3240, 3071 mg/kg (Rausina)
Use: Deicing agent for roadways; in fossil fuel combustion for removal of sulfur.

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