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44470 Aluminum chloride, anhydrous, 99.999% (metals basis)

CAS Number
7446-70-0
Synonyms

Stock No. Size Price ($) Quantity Availability
44470-06 5g 61.00
44470-14 25g 133.00
44470-22 100g 366.00
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Aluminum chloride, anhydrous, 99.999% (metals basis)

MDL
MFCD00003422
EINECS
231-208-1

Chemical Properties

Formula
AlCl3
Formula Weight
133.34
Form
-10 Mesh
Melting point
190° subl
Density
2.44
Storage & Sensitivity
Moisture Sensitive. Ambient temperatures.
Solubility
Soluble in benzene, carbon tetrachloride, chloroform, hydrochloric acid, ether,benzophenone, nitrobenzene and ethanol.

Applications

It is used to control excessive sweating. It is commonly used as a catalyst for the halogenation (especially chlorination) of aromatic groups, as well as in the Friedel Crafts reaction. It is also used in the Meerwein-Ponndorf-Verley reduction. It is widely used in the manufacturing of petrochemicals such as alkylbenzene, ethylbenzene, alkyl aryl ketone, ethyl chloride. It is used for making detergents, polymerization and isomerization reactions of hydrocarbons.

Notes

Stable but incompatible with alcohols and a variety of other materials.

Literature References

De, S.; Dutta, S.; Saha, B. Microwave assisted conversion of carbohydrates and biopolymers to 5-hydroxymethylfurfural with aluminium chloride catalyst in water. Green Chem. 2011,13(10), 2859-2868.

Cai, W.; Yu, J; Anand, C.; Vinu, A.; Jaroniec, M. Facile Synthesis of Ordered Mesoporous Alumina and Alumina-Supported Metal Oxides with Tailored Adsorption and Framework Properties. Chem. Mater. 2011,23(5), 1147-1157.

GHS Hazard and Precautionary Statements

Hazard Statements: H314-H335

Causes severe skin burns and eye damage. May cause respiratory irritation.

Precautionary Statements: P260-P264b-P271-P280-P301+P330+P331-P303+P361+P353-P304+P340-P305+P351+P338-P310-P363-P501c

Do not breathe dust/fume/gas/mist/vapours/spray. Wash face, hands and any exposed skin thoroughly after handling Use only outdoors or in a well-ventilated area. Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection. IF SWALLOWED: Rinse mouth. Do NOT induce vomiting. IF ON SKIN (or hair): Remove/Take off immediately all contaminated clothing. Rinse skin with water/shower. IF INHALED: Remove to fresh air and keep at rest in a position comfortable for breathing. IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing. Immediately call a POISON CENTER or doctor/physician. Wash contaminated clothing before reuse. Dispose of contents/ container to an approved waste disposal plant

Other References

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

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