Aluminum Chloride

Aluminum Chloride (AlCl3) is a white to gray powder with pungent odor, corrosive, toxic, water- and air-reactive. Aluminum chloride solution is a straw-colored liquid. Even though it is not flammable, we still recommend a secure chemical storage building or container that meets specific regulations for storing Aluminum Chloride. That’s why we suggest one of the following: DRUMLoc, CHEMLoc, TURFLoc

Aluminum Chloride Storing Details

  • Flammable Details: Not flammable.
  • Storage Details: Keep separated from incompatible substances. Store and handle in accordance with all current regulations and standards. in a compliant chemical storage locker.
  • Compatible Details:
  • Description: Aluminium chloride is the main compound of aluminium and chlorine. It is white, but samples are often contaminated with iron trichloride, giving it a yellow colour. The solid has a low melting and boiling point.
  • Classification: CLASS 8
  • Brand Name: n/a

Aluminum Chloride Properties

Formula Density Boiling Point; IUPAC ID Molar Mass Soluble In Melting Point
AlCl3 2.48 g/cm³ 248°F (120°C) aluminium chloride 241.43 g/mol (hexahydrate) 133.34 g/mol (anhydrous) Water (reacts), hydrogen chloride, ethanol, chloroform 192.4°C *(anhydrous) 100°C (hexahydrate)

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