Aluminum Chloride, Anhydrous

CAS:  7446-70-0

 Synonyms:  Aluminum Trichloride; Trichloroaluminum

Uses:  Ethylbenzene catalyst, dyestuff intermediate, detergent alkylate, ethyl chloride, pharmaceuticals and organics (Friedel-Crafts catalyst), butyl rubber, petroleum refining, hydrocarbon resins, nucleating agent for titanium dioxide pigments.

 Hazard:  Contact with the skin or eyes in the presence of moisture causes thermal and acid burns.  Reacts violently with water, evolving hydrogen chloride gas.