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Pharmaceutical preparations of aluminum chloride hexahydrate are used to treat hyperhidrosis, a condition involving excessive sweating. It is also employed in deodorants, antiperspirant preparations, dyeing fabrics, refining crude oil, textile finishing, manufacturing parchment paper, preserving the wood and disinfecting stables. It also finds use as a reagent in organic synthesis. Aluminum chloride hexahydrate is also useful in water treatment process, medicine and cosmetic products.
Pastore, C.; Lopez, A.; Mascolo, G. Efficient conversion of brown grease produced by municipal wastewater treatment plant into biofuel using aluminium chloride hexahydrate under very mild conditions. Biores. Tech. 2014, 155, 91-97.
Woolery-Lloyd, M. D. H.; Valins, B. S. W. Aluminum Chloride Hexahydrate in a Salicylic Acid Gel - A Novel Topical Agent for Hyperhidrosis with Decreased Irritation. J. Clin. Aesthet. Dermatol. 2009, 2 (6), 28-31.
Saikat, D. S.; Pallab, P.; Swapnali, H.; Parasa, H.; Manash, J. B.; Dilip, K. Aluminium(III) Chloride Hexahydrate: An Efficient and Versatile Reagent in Organic Synthesis. ARKIVOC 2013, (i), 243-263.
Hazard Statements: H303-H314-H318
May be harmful if swallowed. Causes severe skin burns and eye damage. Causes serious eye damage.
Precautionary Statements: P280-P303+P361+P353-P305+P351+P338-P310a
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. Immediately call a POISON CENTER/doctor