Magnesium Chloride

Magnesium chloride is off-white crystal,deliquescent. It is soluble in water and alcohol
Chemical NameMagnesium Chloride
Chemical FormulaMgCl2.6H2O
Molecular weight203
Concentration98%w/w as MgCl2.6H2O
Properties / Specification
Physical StateSolid
AppearanceOff White Granules
Calcium chloride3.5% Max
Alkali Chloride0.5% Max
Magnesium Sulphate0.5% Max
Water insoluble0.15% Max
pH of (5% w /v solution)8-9

Product Handling

  • Magnesium is less irritating to the skin.
  • Avoid breathing dust if generated.
  • No special handling advice required.
  • Keep it dry and tightly closed to avoid moisture absorption and contamination.
  • Do not contact with eyes, rinse thoroughly with penalty of water also under the eyelids.
  • When contact with skin then wash with flowing water or shower and change contaminated cloths.
  • An effective dust mask must be worn if exposed to dust.
  • Handle in accordance with good industrial hygiene and safety practice.

Principal Application

  • Dust Control (as Moisture Absorbent in Construction sites, Roadsides, Parks, Parking areas, Airports etc.
  • Oil & Gas industry / drilling as Moisture Absorbent.
  • Asphalt (road construction material) manufacturing as Moisture Absorbent & binder.
  • Magnesium Chloride is also used railway for construction of floor.
  • Mining Industry (as Moisture Absorbent).
  • Grinding Millstone industry as adhesive (binder).
  • Chemicals Desiccant for air drying (as Moisture Absorbent).
  • Textile & Polymer Industry (as catalyst of resin finishing).
  • Fire retardants in material coating & production of non-flammable material.
  • De-icing & removing the ice from roads after snowfall (not common in Pakistan).
  • Medical, food, health and agriculture (as nutrition agent).


  • Supplied in packing of 25 kg PP LAMINATED bags with polyethylene liner.