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Safety Data Sheet (SDS)

SDS #: 37
Revision Date: March 21, 2014
SECTION 1 — CHEMICAL PRODUCT AND COMPANY IDENTIFICATION

Aluminum Chloride Anhydrous

Flinn Scientific, Inc. P.O. Box 219, Batavia, IL 60510 (800) 452-1261
Chemtrec Emergency Phone Number: (800) 424-9377
Signal Word
DANGER
SECTION 2 — HAZARDS IDENTIFICATION
Hazard class: Acute toxicity, oral (Category 5). May be harmful if swallowed (H303).

Hazard class: Skin corrosion or irritation (Category 1). Causes severe skin burns and eye damage (H314).
Pictograms
SECTION 3 — COMPOSITION, INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS
Component Name CAS Number Formula Formula Weight Concentration
Aluminum chloride, anhydrous

Synonyms: Trichloro aluminum
7446-70-0 AlCl3
133.35
SECTION 4 — FIRST AID MEASURES
Call a POISON CENTER or physician if you feel unwell (P312).
If inhaled: Remove victim to fresh air and keep at rest in a position comfortable for breathing.
If in eyes: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses if present and easy to do so. Continue rinsing.
If on skin: Wash with plenty of water.
If swallowed: Rinse mouth. Call a POISON CENTER or physician if you feel unwell.
SECTION 5 — FIRE FIGHTING MEASURES
Nonflammable solid.
When heated to decomposition, may emit toxic fumes.
In case of fire: Use a tri-class dry chemical fire extinguisher.
NFPA Code
H-3
F-0
R-2
No Water
SECTION 6 — ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES
Keep moisture and water away from material. Gather up material in a pile (do not sweep). Dispose of material using Flinn suggested disposal method #1b. DO NOT dispose of in the trash.
SECTION 7 — HANDLING AND STORAGE
Flinn Suggested Chemical Storage Pattern: Inorganic #9. Store with acids, except nitric acid. Store in a dedicated acid cabinet and away from any source of water. Reacts violently with water to liberate HCl. If an acid cabinet is not available, store in a Flinn Saf-Cube™. Prolonged storage of anhydrous aluminum chloride in closed containers has resulted in spontaneous decomposition and occasional explosion upon opening the container. Store in a cool, dry place. Keep container tightly closed.
SECTION 8 — EXPOSURE CONTROLS, PERSONAL PROTECTION
Wear protective gloves, protective clothing, and eye protection (P280). Wash hands thoroughly after handling (P264). Use only in a hood or well-ventilated area (P271).
SECTION 9 — PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES
White to pale-yellow powder. Hydrochloric acid odor.
Soluble: Water, reacts violently.

Melting point: 192 °C
Specific gravity: 2.4
SECTION 10 — STABILITY AND REACTIVITY
Reacts violently with water forming hydrochloric acid and heat. Avoid contact with alcohols and water.
Shelf life: Poor. See Section 7 for further information.
SECTION 11 — TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION
Acute effects: Corrosive, irritant.
Chronic effects: N.A.
Target organs: N.A.
ORL-RAT LD50: 3450 mg/kg
IHL-RAT LC50: N.A.
SKN-RBT LD50: 2 g/kg
SECTION 12 — ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION
Data not yet available.
SECTION 13 — DISPOSAL CONSIDERATIONS
Please review all federal, state and local regulations that may apply before proceeding.
Flinn Suggested Disposal Method #1b is one option.
SECTION 14 — TRANSPORT INFORMATION
Shipping name: Aluminum chloride, anhydrous. Hazard class: 8, corrosive. UN number: UN1726.
SECTION 15 — REGULATORY INFORMATION
TSCA-listed, EINECS-listed (231-208-1), RCRA code D002, D003.
SECTION 16 — OTHER INFORMATION
This Safety Data Sheet (SDS) is for guidance and is based upon information and tests believed to be reliable. Flinn Scientific, Inc. makes no guarantee of the accuracy or completeness of the data and shall not be liable for any damages relating thereto. The data is offered solely for your consideration, investigation, and verification. The data should not be confused with local, state, federal or insurance mandates, regulations, or requirements and CONSTITUTE NO WARRANTY. Any use of this data and information must be determined by the science instructor to be in accordance with applicable local, state or federal laws and regulations. The conditions or methods of handling, storage, use and disposal of the product(s) described are beyond the control of Flinn Scientific, Inc. and may be beyond our knowledge. FOR THIS AND OTHER REASONS, WE DO NOT ASSUME RESPONSIBILITY AND EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM LIABILITY FOR LOSS, DAMAGE OR EXPENSE ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH THE HANDLING, STORAGE, USE OR DISPOSAL OF THIS PRODUCT(S).
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