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ALUMINIUM CHLORIDE (ANHYDROUS) ICSC: 1125
Date of Peer Review: April 2005

Aluminium trichloride
Aluminium(III) chloride
CAS # 7446-70-0 AlCl3
RTECS # BD0525000 Molecular mass: 133.3
UN # 1726
EC # 013-003-00-7
TYPES OF HAZARD / EXPOSURE ACUTE HAZARDS / SYMPTOMS PREVENTION FIRST AID / FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Not combustible. Gives off irritating or toxic fumes (or gases) in a fire.
NO contact with water.
NO water, foam, hydrous agents. In case of fire in the surroundings: dry powder, carbon dioxide dry sand.
EXPLOSION


EXPOSURE
AVOID ALL CONTACT!
IN ALL CASES CONSULT A DOCTOR!
Inhalation Burning sensation. Cough. Laboured breathing. Shortness of breath. Sore throat.
Ventilation, local exhaust, or breathing protection.
Fresh air, rest. Half-upright position. Refer for medical attention.
Skin Skin burns.
Protective gloves. Protective clothing.
Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower. Refer for medical attention.
Eyes Severe deep burns.
Face shield, or or eye protection in combination with breathing protection.
First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then take to a doctor.
Ingestion Abdominal pain. Burning sensation. Shock or collapse.
Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.
Rinse mouth. Do NOT induce vomiting. Refer for medical attention.
SPILLAGE DISPOSAL PACKAGING & LABELLING
Personal protection: P2 filter respirator for harmful particles and filter respirator for acid gases. Chemical protection suit. Sweep spilled substance into dry, sealable containers. Carefully collect remainder, then remove to safe place. Do NOT let this chemical enter the environment.
Do not transport with food and feedstuffs.
EU Classification
Symbol: C
R: 34
S: (1/2-)-7/8-28-45
UN Classification
UN Hazard Class: 8
UN Pack Group: II
EMERGENCY RESPONSE STORAGE
Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-80S1726
NFPA Code: H3; F0; R2; W
Separated from food and feedstuffs. Dry. Well closed. Store in an area without drain or sewer access.
IPCS
International
Programme on
Chemical Safety
Prepared in the context of cooperation between the International Programme on Chemical Safety and the Commission of the European Communities IPCS, CEC 1999

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ALUMINIUM CHLORIDE (ANHYDROUS) ICSC: 1125
IMPORTANT DATA
PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
COLOURLESS TO WHITE POWDER. TURNS GREY TO YELLOW ON EXPOSURE TO MOISTURE.

CHEMICAL DANGERS:
Reacts violently with water and moist air to produce hydrogen chloride (see ICSC0163).

OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS:
TLV: (as Al soluble salts) 2 mg/m as TWA; (ACGIH 2005).
Quick decomposition in moist air results hydrogen chloride exposure: TLV: (for HCl) 2 ppm; (Ceiling value); (ACGIH 2005).
MAK not established.
INHALATION RISK:
A harmful concentration of airborne particles can be reached quickly when dispersed as well as a harmful concentration in the air by hydrogen chloride vapours.

EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:
The substance is corrosive to the eyes, the skin and the respiratory tract. Corrosive on ingestion.

PHYSICAL PROPERTIES
Sublimation point: 180C
Density: 2.44 g/cm
Solubility in water: reaction
ENVIRONMENTAL DATA
The substance is harmful to aquatic organisms.
NOTES
Reacts violently with fire extinguishing agents such as water, foam. NEVER pour water into this substance; when dissolving or diluting always add it slowly to the water.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


LEGAL NOTICE Neither the CEC nor the IPCS nor any person acting on behalf of the CEC or the IPCS is responsible for the use which might be made of this information
IPCS, CEC 1999
See Also:
        Aluminium chloride hexahydrate (CHEMINFO)
        Aluminium chloride solutions (CHEMINFO)
        Aluminium chloride, anhydrous (CHEMINFO)