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Aluminum chloride

anhydrous, powder, 99.99% trace metals basis

Synonym(s):
Aluminum trichloride, Trichloroaluminum, Aluminium trichloride
Linear Formula:
AlCl3
CAS Number:
Molecular Weight:
133.34
EC Number:
MDL number:
eCl@ss:
38120507
PubChem Substance ID:
NACRES:
NA.23

Quality Level

grade

anhydrous

vapor pressure

1 mmHg ( 100 °C)

assay

99.99% trace metals basis

form

powder

reaction suitability

reagent type: catalyst
core: aluminum

impurities

≤ 150.0  ppm Trace Metal Analysis

mp

190 °C (lit.)

solubility

benzene: slightly soluble(lit.)

Featured Industry

Battery Manufacturing

SMILES string

Cl[Al](Cl)Cl

InChI

1S/Al.3ClH/h;3*1H/q+3;;;/p-3

InChI key

VSCWAEJMTAWNJL-UHFFFAOYSA-K

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General description

Aluminum chloride may be manufactured by chlorination of liquid aluminum in ceramic lined reaction vessels at 600-700oC.

Application

High strength steel screws were coated electrochemically by Al in an acidic ionic liquid composed of 1-ethyl -3- methylimidazolium chloride and AlCl3. AlCl3 was used to form Al-Cd alloy. Anhydrous alumunium chloride is a catalyst in organic chemistry especially for Friedel-Crafts reactions. It is also be used as a nucleation agent in the production of TiO2 pigment by the chloride process.

Packaging

5, 25 g in ampule

Features and Benefits

The vapor-phase co-reductions with other metal halides by hydrogen results in finely divided intermetallics with applications as structural materials or compounds with useful thermoelectric, magnetic, and oxidation-resistance properties. Aluminum nitride can be synthesized from the elemnts with AlCl3 added to help facilitate crystallization.

Pictograms

Corrosion

Signal Word

Danger

Hazard Statements

hazcat

Eye Dam. 1 - Skin Corr. 1B

Supp Hazards

EUH014

storage_class_code

8B - Non-combustible, corrosive hazardous materials

WGK Germany

WGK 1

Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

Flash Point(C)

Not applicable

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US),Eyeshields,Gloves

Certificate of Analysis

Certificate of Origin

Al-Cd Alloy Formation by Aluminum Underpotential Deposition from AlCl3+NaCl Melts on Cadmium Substrate
Niko Jovicevic, et al.
Metall. Mater. Trans. B, 44(1), 106-114 (2013)
Challenges in the electrochemical coating of high-strength steel screws by aluminum in an acidic ionic liquid composed of 1-Ethyl-3-methylimidazolium chloride and AlCl3
Sherif Zein El Abedin and Endres F
Journal of Solid State Electrochemistry, 17(4), 1127-1132 (2013)
Hai-hua Zhao et al.
Behavioural brain research, 241, 228-234 (2012-12-12)
Environmental agent aluminum, a well-known neurotoxin, has been proposed to play a role in the development of Alzheimer's disease (AD), and produced clinical and pathological features which were strikingly similar to those seen in AD brain, such as neurofibrillary tangles....
Dharmalingam Prakash et al.
Neuromolecular medicine, 15(1), 192-208 (2013-01-15)
Aluminum (Al) is an environmental neurotoxin that affects cerebral functions and causes health complications. However, the role of Al in arbitrating glia homeostasis and pathophysiology remains obscure. Astrocyte, microglia activation (reactive gliosis), and associated inflammatory events play a decisive role...
Bagineni Prasad et al.
Chemical communications (Cambridge, England), 48(84), 10434-10436 (2012-09-20)
A conceptually new and straightforward introduction of sulfonyl groups at the C-7 position of an indole ring has been achieved via AlCl(3) mediated unexpected regioselective sulfonyl group migration for N-alkyl/aryl/heteroarylsulfonyl indoles affording potential inhibitors of Mycobacterium tuberculosis H37Rv chorismate mutase.
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