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206911

Sigma-Aldrich

Aluminum chloride

reagent grade, 98%

Linear Formula:
AlCl3
CAS Number:
Molecular Weight:
133.34
EC Number:
MDL number:
eCl@ss:
38120507
PubChem Substance ID:
NACRES:
NA.21

Quality Level

grade

reagent grade

vapor pressure

1 mmHg ( 100 °C)

assay

98%

form

powder or chunks

reaction suitability

reagent type: catalyst
core: aluminum

pH

2.4 (20 °C, 100 g/L)

mp

190 °C (lit.)

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 participates in the amination of exo-2-chloronorbornane to afford 2-azabicyclo[3.2.1]octane, small amounts of the 3-isomer and exo-2-aminonorbornane. It has been reported to promote the Friedel-Crafts acylation of 4-tert-butylbenzoyl chloride with mesitylene.

Application

Aluminum chloride may be used as catalyst for the Friedel-Crafts polymerizations of 4-(trifluoromethoxy)benzyl bromide. It may be employed as catalyst for Fries rearrangement of phenyl isobutyrate at 140°C to afford a mixture of 2-hydroxy- and 4-hydroxy-isobutyrophenone.
It may be used to catalyze:
  • Degradation of polystyrene to benzene.
  • Carbonization of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons.
  • Colorimetric microassay of hydroperoxides.
Aluminum chloride has been employed for the estimation of total contents of flavonoids in a freeze-dried extract isolated from Issopus officinalis. It has been employed for the synthesis of the following compounds:
  • 3′-methyl-5′,6′,7′,7a′-tetrahydro-4′H-spiro(cyclohexane-1,1′-isobenzofuran)
  • trans-methyl 2-(cyclohex-1-enyl)cyclohexyl ketone
  • 1,1,3-trimethyl-1,4,5,6,7,7a-hexahydroisobenzofuran
  • 1-((2R*,4aS*,8aR*)-2-methyldecahydronaphthalen-4ayl)ethanone

Packaging

100 g in glass bottle
1 kg in glass bottle

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

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Danger

Hazard Statements

Hazard Classifications

Eye Dam. 1 - Skin Corr. 1B

Supplementary Hazards

Storage Class Code

8B - Non-combustible, corrosive hazardous materials

WGK

WGK 1

Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

Flash Point(C)

Not applicable

Certificate of Analysis

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Certificate of Origin

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More Documents

Quotes and Ordering

Carbonization of pitches-IV: Carbonization of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons under the presence of aluminum chloride catalyst.
Mochida I, et al.
Carbon, 13(2), 135-139 (1975)
Catalytic degradation of polystyrene in the presence of aluminum chloride catalyst.
Nanbu H, et al.
Polymer Degradation and Stability, 19(1), 61-76 (1987)
Aliphatic C-H activation with aluminium trichloride-acetyl chloride: expanding the scope of the Baddeley reaction for the functionalisation of saturated hydrocarbons.
Lyall CL, et al.
Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry, 11(9), 1468-1475 (2013)
The obtaining of an antioxidant product based on Issopus officinalis freeze: Dried extract.
Emanuel V, et al.
Journal of Medicinal Plants Research, 5(10), 2078-2085 (2011)
Nemoto T, et al.
Polymer Journal, 40(7) (2008)

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