Alfa Aesar™ Aluminum chloride, anhydrous, granular, 99%


Overview
Brand: Alfa Aesar™

Manufacturer Part Number: A11892.30

UNSPSC: 12141702

Code: NEW

Additional Details:
Additional Details: CAS Number: 7446-70-0 Weight: 0.01000kg


Quantity 250g

Product Code. 11324609

Quantity Price
1 £ 11.77 / 250g
Estimated Shipment date
from Supplier 29-03-2017
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Description and Specification

Chemical Identifiers

Chemical Name or Material Aluminum chloride
CAS 7446-70-0
Name Note Anhydrous
Molecular Formula AlCl3
Formula Weight 133.34
MDL Number MFCD00003422
UN Number UN1726
Merck Index 14,337

Specification

Formula Weight 133.34
Health Hazard 3 GHS P Statement
P260-P303+P361+P353-P305+P351+P338-P301+P330+P331-P405-P501a
Do not breathe dust/fume/gas/mist/vapors/spray.
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.
Store locked up.
Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.
Melting Point 190°C (subl.)
Assay 99%
Odor Pungent
TSCA TSCA
MDL Number MFCD00003422
Molecular Formula AlCl3
Health Hazard 2 GHS H Statement
H314
Causes severe skin burns and eye damage.
UN Number UN1726
CAS 7446-70-0
Quantity 250g
Physical Form Granular
DOT Information Transport Hazard Class: 8; Packing Group: II; Proper Shipping Name: ALUMINUM CHLORIDE, ANHYDROUS
Merck Index 14,337
pH 2.4
RTECS Number BD0525000
Health Hazard 1 Danger
Chemical Name or Material Aluminum chloride
Name Note Anhydrous

Applications
Aluminum chloride is used as a catalyst for Friedel-Crafts acylation and alkylation of aromatic compounds. It is one of the most commonly employed Lewis acids for a wide variety of organic transformations. It catalyzes the ene reaction, polymerization and isomerization reactions. For example, it can be used for the synthesis of ethyl benzene which is a precursor for producing polystyrene. It can be used for producing dodecylbenzene, a key intermediate for detergents. It is useful in the production of anthroquinone, the presursor for dyestuffs. It is used in the synthesis of bis (arene) metal complexes, through Fischer-Hafner synthesis. Gattermann-Koch reaction employs aluminum chloride for introducing formyl group onto aromatic rings.

Solubility
Soluble in water, hydrochloric acid and ethanol. Slightly soluble in benzene.

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

Documentation

Technical documents

Safety and Handling

Danger

GHS H Statement
H314
Causes severe skin burns and eye damage.

GHS P Statement
P260-P303+P361+P353-P305+P351+P338-P301+P330+P331-P405-P501a
Do not breathe dust/fume/gas/mist/vapors/spray.
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.
Store locked up.
Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.