Aluminum Chloride Properties, Molecular Formula, Applications - WorldOfChemicals

Aluminum Chloride Properties

Aluminum Chloride

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Aluminium chloride is the main compound of aluminium and chlorine. It is mainly produced and consumed in the production of aluminium metal, but large amounts are also used in other areas of chemical industry. Aluminium chloride is often cited as a Lewis acid. It is an example of an inorganic compound that "cracks" at mild temperature, reversibly changing from a polymer to a molecule. It finds widespread application in the chemical industry as a catalyst for Friedel–Crafts reactions, both acylations and alkylations. Important products are detergents and ethylbenzene. It also finds use in polymerization and isomerization reactions of hydrocarbons and it can often used as a component of antiperspirant in low doses.

Chemical Properties

Appearance White or pale yellow solid
Boiling Point 180°C
CAS Number 7446-70-0
ChEBI 30114
Crystal Structure Monoclinic
Density 2.48 g/cm3
EINECS Number 231-208-1
HS Code 282732000
IUPAC Name Aluminium Trichloride
InChI 1S/Al.3ClH/h;3*1H/q+3;;;/p-3
LR Assay 98%
Lab Grade LR;AAS
Main Hazards Aluminium chloride if contacted with the skin or eyes in the presence of moisture causes thermal and acid burns.
Melting Point 192.4 °C
Molar Mass 133.34 g/mol
Molecular Formula AlCl3
Molecular Shape Trigonal planar
NFPA 704 H-3,F-0,R-0,C-NA
Other_Cations Boron Trichloride;Gallium Trichloride;Indium(III) Chloride;Magnesium Chloride
RTECS Number BD0525000
Solubility 45.8 g/100 ml
Synonyms Aluminium Trichloride;Trichloroalumane;Trichloridoaluminium uses cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. By using this site, you agree to our Privacy Policy and our Terms of Use. X