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Aluminium Chloride Anhydrous

Also known as Aluminium Trichloride

H.S.Code 28273200 CAS No. 7446-70-0
Molecular Formula AlCl3 Molecular Weight 133.34
Physical state at 20 °C Solid Refractive index
Odour Strong odor of Hydrogen Chloride Solubility in water Water reactive
Density 2.44 g/cm³ Flash point 190 °C
pH value 2.4 Melting Point 192.4°C

About Aluminium Chloride Anhydrous

Aluminium chloride having molecular formula of AlCl3 is also known as aluminium trichloride. It is white solids but samples are often contaminated with iron chloride, giving a yellow color. It is mainly produced and consumed in the production of aluminium metal, but large amounts are also used in other areas of the chemical industry. Anhydrous aluminium chloride is hygroscopic, having a very pronounced affinity for water. It has a low melting and boiling point.

AlCl3 is a common Lewis-acid catalyst for Friedel–Crafts reactions, both acylations and alkylations. Aluminium chloride finds a wide variety of other applications in organic chemistry. It is used to induce a variety of hydrocarbon couplings and rearrangements.

Aluminium Chloride Anhydrous Molecular Image

Aluminium Chloride Anhydrous Specifications

Packaging 500 gm
Form Powder
Colour White to gray powder / Yellow
Grade LR
Class 8
Storage Keep tightly closed and protected from moisture
Shelf Life 60 Months
Aluminium Chloride Anhydrous Picture

500 ml