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ALUMINIUM CHLORIDE (ANHYDROUS)
ICSC: 1125
Peer-Review Status: 20.04.2005 Validated
Aluminium trichloride
Aluminium(III) chloride 
CAS #: 7446-70-0 RTECS #: BD0525000
UN #: 1726
EC #: 013-003-00-7
EINECS #: 231-208-1
    Formula: AlCl3
Molecular mass: 133.3

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, use appropriate extinguishing media. 
EXPLOSION      
 
EXPOSURE   AVOID ALL CONTACT!  IN ALL CASES CONSULT A DOCTOR! 
Inhalation Burning sensation. Cough. Laboured breathing. Shortness of breath. Sore throat.  Use 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.  Wear face shield or eye protection in combination with breathing protection.  First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then refer for medical attention. 
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: particulate filter respirator adapted to the airborne concentration of the substance. Do NOT let this chemical enter the environment. Sweep spilled substance into sealable containers. Carefully collect remainder. Then store and dispose of according to local regulations.  Do not transport with food and feedstuffs. 
EC Classification
Symbol: C; R: 34; S: (1/2)-7/8-28-45 
UN Classification
UN Hazard Class: 8; UN Pack Group: II 
GHS Classification
 

EMERGENCY RESPONSE SAFE 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. 

IMPORTANT DATA
Physical State; Appearance
COLOURLESS-TO-WHITE POWDER. TURNS GREY-TO-YELLOW ON EXPOSURE TO MOISTURE. 

Physical dangers
 

Chemical dangers
Reacts violently with water and moist air. This produces hydrogen chloride (see ICSC 0163). 

Occupational exposure limits
TLV: 2mg/m³ as TWA; (ACGIH 2005). 

Routes of exposure
 

Inhalation risk
A harmful concentration of airborne particles can be reached quickly when dispersed. A harmful concentration of hydrogen chloride vapours can be reached (very) quickly. 

Effects of short-term exposure
The substance is corrosive to the eyes, skin and respiratory tract. Corrosive on ingestion. 

Effects of long-term or repeated exposure
 


PHYSICAL PROPERTIES ENVIRONMENTAL DATA
Sublimation point: 180°C
Density: 2.44 g/cm³
Solubility in water: reaction 
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
 

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