StructureAluminium trichloride
Formula
AlCl3
CAS No. 7446-70-0
EC No. 231-208-1
Synonyms Aluminium Chloride; Trichloroaluminum; Aluminium trichloride; Trichloridoaluminium,  Trichloroalumane

Aluminium trichloride

​Aluminium trichloride, (AlCl3), is probably the most commonly used Lewis acid and also one of the most powerful. It finds application in the chemical industry as a catalyst for Friedel–Crafts reactions, both acylations and alkylations. Important products Aluminium trichloride are detergents and ethylbenzene. It also finds use in polymerization and isomerization reactions of hydrocarbons.

The Friedel–Crafts reaction is the major use for aluminium chloride, for example in the preparation of anthraquinone (for the dyestuffs industry) from benzene and phosgene (carbon dichloride oxideCOCl2).

Applications

  • Catalyst

Packaging & Shelf Life

  • Bags à 25 kg bags with PVC liner with outer big bag
  • Metal drums à 250 kg net
  • Metal drums à 50 kg net

Under proper storage conditions the shelf life is 6 months in the bag packaging and 1 year in drum packaging.

Health & Safety

Detailed information on the product can be found in our Material Safety Data Sheet.​