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Aluminium Chloride Hexahydrate BP

AbstractAluminium Chloride Hexahydrate BP
Aluminium chloride (AlCl3) is the main compound of aluminum and chlorine . It is white, but samples are often contaminated with iron trichloride, giving it a yellow colour. The solid has a low melting and boiling point. It comes


The hexahydrate has few applications, is used to treat excessive sweating, also called hyperhidrosis as a antiperspirant.


Chemical Name: Aluminium Chloride Hexahydrate
Mol. Formula: AlCl3.6H2O
Mol. Weight: 241.4 g/mol
CAS No.:  7784-13-6


General Specifications

Test Specification
Characters It occurs as white or slightly yellow, crystalline powder or colorless crystals, deliquescent




(a)The solution gives the reaction of Chlorides.

(b)The solution gives the reaction of  Aluminium.

Solubility Very soluble in water, freely soluble in ethanol (96%), soluble in glycerol.
Appearance of Solution Solution is clear and not more intensely colored than reference solution B7
Sulfates Not more than 100 ppm
Iron Not more than 10 ppm
Alkali and alkaline earth metals Not more than 0.5%
Heavy Metals Not more than 20 ppm
Water 42% to 48% determined on 50mg
Assay Not less than 95.0% and not more than 101.0%


Shelf life, Storage and Packing

It should be stored in a segregated area in a cool and ventilated place away from combustible materials. Keep in a tightly closed container, sealed until ready for use. It is packed in 25kg or 50kg HDPE bags or drums as required.


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