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88488 Aluminum chloride, anhydrous, 99.985% (metals basis)

CAS Number
7446-70-0
Synonyms

Stock No. Size Price ($) Quantity Availability
88488-06 5g 32.40
88488-18 50g 51.80
88488-30 250g 136.00
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Aluminum chloride, anhydrous, 99.985% (metals basis)

MDL
MFCD00003422
EINECS
231-208-1

Chemical Properties

Formula
AlCl3
Formula Weight
133.34
Form
Powder
Melting point
190° subl.
Density
2.44
Storage & Sensitivity
Moisture Sensitive. Ambient temperatures.
Solubility
Soluble in water, hydrochloric acid and ethanol. Slightly soluble in benzene.

Applications

Aluminum chloride 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

Moisture sensitive. Reacts violently with water with liberation of heat.

Literature References

Lozhkina, O. A.; Panov, M. S.; Logunov, L. S.; Tumkin, I. I.; Gordeychuk, D. I.; Kochemirovsky, V. A. Aluminum Chloride Reveals the Catalytic Activity Towards Laser-Induced Deposition of Copper from Water-Based Solutions. Int. J. Electrochem. 2015, 10, 6084-6091.

Zhang, E.; Hewetson, B. B.; Mosier, N. S. Kinetics of Maleic Acid and Aluminum Chloride Catalyzed Dehydration and Degradation of Glucose. Energy Fuels. 2015, 29 (4), 2387-2393.

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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