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06231 Sigma-Aldrich

Aluminum chloride hexahydrate

tested according to Ph.Eur.

Synonym: Aluminii chloridum hexahydricum

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Properties

Related Categories Acids, Acids & Bases, Aluminum, Catalysis and Inorganic Chemistry, Chemical Synthesis,
vapor pressure   1 mmHg ( 100 °C)
InChI Key   JGDITNMASUZKPW-UHFFFAOYSA-K
pharmacopeia   testing conforms to Pharmacopeia
solubility   H2O: soluble 1gm in 0.9ml
  alcohol: soluble 1 gm in 4 ml
  diethyl ether: soluble
  glycerol: soluble
  propylene glycol: soluble

Description

Preparation Note

1 gm of aluminum chloride hexahydrate dissolves in 0.9 ml water and 4 ml of alcohol. It is also soluble in glycerol, ether and propylene glycol.

Application

Aluminum chloride hexahydrate has been used to prepare aluminum maltol and to study its toxicity in rabbits.

Biochem/physiol Actions

Aluminum chloride hexahydrate possess antimicrobial activity, when used in an aqueous form in an antiperspirant formulation. Aluminum chloride can stimulate neurofibrillary changes in neurons of spinal cord and cerebrum in the developing rabbit′s brain.

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Symbol 
GHS07  GHS07
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Warning
Hazard statements 
Precautionary statements 
Personal Protective Equipment 
RIDADR 
NONH for all modes of transport
WGK Germany 
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