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7446-70-0 - Aluminum chloride, anhydrous, powder, 99% - Aluminium trichloride - L18489 - Alfa Aesar

L18489 Aluminum chloride, anhydrous, powder, 99%

CAS Number
7446-70-0
Synonyms
Aluminium trichloride

Size Price ($) Quantity Availability
100g 33.12
500g 60.93
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Aluminum chloride, anhydrous, powder, 99%

MDL
MFCD00003422
EINECS
231-208-1

Chemical Properties

Formula
AlCl3
Formula Weight
133.34
Melting point
190° subl
Density
2.44
Sensitivity
Moisture Sensitive
Solubility
Soluble in hydrochloric acid, ethanol, chloroform and carbon tetrachloride.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

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

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. Sci. 2015, 10, 6084-6091

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.

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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