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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.
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Miyake, M.; Fujii, H.; Hirato, T. Electroplating of Al on Mg alloy in a dimethyl sulfone-aluminum chloride bath. Surf. Coat. Technol. 2015, 277, 160-164.
Hazard Statements: H314
Causes severe skin burns and eye damage.
Precautionary Statements: P260u-P201-P280-P304+P340-P405-P501a
Obtain special instructions before use. Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection. IF INHALED: Remove to fresh air and keep at rest in a position comfortable for breathing. Store locked up. Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.