Aluminium chloride (AlCl3), also known as aluminium trichloride, is the main compound of aluminium and chlorine. It is white, but samples are often contaminated with iron(III) chloride, giving it a yellow color. The solid has a low melting and boiling point. It is mainly produced and consumed in the production of aluminium metal, but large amounts are also used in other areas of the chemical industry. The compound is often cited as a Lewis acid. It is an example of an inorganic compound that reversibly changes from a polymer to a monomer at mild temperature.
Aluminum Chloride, USP Features:
|Assay (AlAl3; Anhydrous Basis)||95.0-102.0%|
|Sulfate (SO4)||To Pass Test|
|Alkalies and Alkaline Earth||0.5%|
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