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7446-70-0 - Aluminum chloride, anhydrous, Reagent Grade - Aluminum trichloride - 12298 - Alfa Aesar

12298 Aluminum chloride, anhydrous, Reagent Grade

CAS Number
7446-70-0
Synonyms
Aluminum trichloride

Size Price ($) Quantity Availability
250g 26.06
1kg 47.80
*5x1kg 195.70
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Aluminum chloride, anhydrous, Reagent Grade

MDL
MFCD00003422
EINECS
231-208-1

Chemical Properties

Formula
AlCl3
Formula Weight
133.34
Form
Lump/Powder
Melting point
190° subl.
Density
2.44
Sensitivity
Moisture Sensitive
Solubility
Highly soluble in water. Soluble in alcohol, ether, glycerol, propylene glycol and acetonitrile.

Applications

It is used as a catalyst for Friedel-Crafts acylation and alkylation of aromatic compounds. It is one of the most commonly employed Lewis acids for a wide variety of organic transformations. It catalyzes the ene reaction, polymerization, and isomerization reactions. For example, it can be used to synthesis ethyl benzene which is a precursor for producing polystyrene. It can be used for producing dodecylbenzene, a key intermediate for detergents. It is useful in the production of anthroquinone, the presursor for dyestuffs. It is used in the synthesis of bis(arene) metal complexes, through Fischer-Hafner synthesis. Gattermann-Koch reaction employs aluminum chloride for introducing formyl group onto aromatic rings.

Notes

Aluminum chloride is hygroscopic. It must be packed in a tightly closed container and stored in a cool, dry, and well-ventilated area. It is water-reactive and corrosive in nature. It reacts vigorously with bases.

Literature References

Schwiderski, M.; Kruse, A. Catalytic effect of aluminium chloride on the example of the conversion of sugar model compounds. J. Mol. Catal. A Chem. 2015, 402, 64-70.

Ti, H.; Zhang, R.; Zhang, M.; Wei, Z.; Chi, J.; Deng, Y.; Zhang, Y. Effect of extrusion on phytochemical profiles in milled fractions of black rice. Food Chemistry 2015, 178, 186-194.

GHS Hazard and Precautionary Statements

Hazard Statements: H314

Causes severe skin burns and eye damage.

Precautionary Statements: P260-P280-P303+P361+P353-P305+P351+P338-P301+P330+P331-P304+P340-P310-P363-P405-P501a

Do not breathe dust/fume/gas/mist/vapours/spray. Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection. IF ON SKIN (or hair): Remove/Take off immediately all contaminated clothing. Rinse skin with water/shower. IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing. IF SWALLOWED: Rinse mouth. Do NOT induce vomiting. IF INHALED: Remove to fresh air and keep at rest in a position comfortable for breathing. Immediately call a POISON CENTER or doctor/physician. Wash contaminated clothing before reuse. Store locked up. Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.

Other References

Merck
14,337
Hazard Class
8
Packing Group
II
Harmonized Tariff Code
2827.32
TSCA
Yes
RTECS
BD0525000

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