Material Safety Data Sheet
Aluminum Chloride Hexahydrate

ACC# 00905
Section 1 - Chemical Product and Company Identification

MSDS Name: Aluminum Chloride Hexahydrate
Catalog Numbers: S70402, S70402-1, A573-212, A573-500, A576-212, A576-500, S704021
Synonyms:
Trichloroaluminum hexahydrate; Aluminum (III) chloride hexahydrate.
Company Identification:

              Fisher Scientific
              1 Reagent Lane
              Fair Lawn, NJ 07410
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201-796-7100
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Section 2 - Composition, Information on Ingredients

CAS# Chemical Name Percent EINECS/ELINCS
7784-13-6 Aluminum chloride hexahydrate 100 unlisted

Hazard Symbols:
C
Risk Phrases:
34

Section 3 - Hazards Identification

EMERGENCY OVERVIEW

Appearance: white. Danger! Corrosive. Causes eye and skin burns. May cause severe respiratory tract irritation with possible burns. May cause severe digestive tract irritation with possible burns. Water-Reactive.
Target Organs: Eyes, skin, mucous membranes.


Potential Health Effects
Eye: Causes eye burns. May cause chemical conjunctivitis and corneal damage.
Skin: Causes skin burns.
Ingestion: May cause severe and permanent damage to the digestive tract. Causes gastrointestinal tract burns. May cause perforation of the digestive tract. May cause systemic effects. Aluminum may be readily absorbed from the gastrointestinal tract.
Inhalation: Causes chemical burns to the respiratory tract. May cause systemic effects.
Chronic: Effects may be delayed.

Section 4 - First Aid Measures


Eyes: In case of contact, immediately flush eyes with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes. Get medical aid immediately.
Skin: In case of contact, immediately flush skin with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes while removing contaminated clothing and shoes. Get medical aid immediately. Wash clothing before reuse.
Ingestion: If swallowed, do NOT induce vomiting. Get medical aid immediately. If victim is fully conscious, give a cupful of water. Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person.
Inhalation: If inhaled, remove to fresh air. If not breathing, give artificial respiration. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen. Get medical aid.
Notes to Physician: Treat symptomatically and supportively.

Section 5 - Fire Fighting Measures


General Information: As in any fire, wear a self-contained breathing apparatus in pressure-demand, MSHA/NIOSH (approved or equivalent), and full protective gear. During a fire, irritating and highly toxic gases may be generated by thermal decomposition or combustion. Use extinguishing media appropriate to the surrounding fire. Substance is noncombustible.
Extinguishing Media: Substance is noncombustible; use agent most appropriate to extinguish surrounding fire.

Section 6 - Accidental Release Measures


General Information: Use proper personal protective equipment as indicated in Section 8.
Spills/Leaks: Vacuum or sweep up material and place into a suitable disposal container. Clean up spills immediately, observing precautions in the Protective Equipment section. Avoid generating dusty conditions. Provide ventilation.

Section 7 - Handling and Storage


Handling: Use only in a well-ventilated area. Do not allow water to get into the container because of violent reaction. Minimize dust generation and accumulation. Do not breathe dust, vapor, mist, or gas. Do not get in eyes, on skin, or on clothing. Keep container tightly closed. Do not ingest or inhale. Discard contaminated shoes.
Storage: Keep container closed when not in use. Store in a cool, dry, well-ventilated area away from incompatible substances. Keep away from water. Corrosives area. Keep away from strong bases. Separate from organic materials.

Section 8 - Exposure Controls, Personal Protection


Engineering Controls: Facilities storing or utilizing this material should be equipped with an eyewash facility and a safety shower. Use adequate ventilation to keep airborne concentrations low.
Exposure Limits
Chemical Name ACGIH NIOSH OSHA - Final PELs
Aluminum chloride hexahydrate none listed none listed none listed

OSHA Vacated PELs: Aluminum chloride hexahydrate: No OSHA Vacated PELs are listed for this chemical.
Personal Protective Equipment
Eyes: Wear appropriate protective eyeglasses or chemical safety goggles as described by OSHA's eye and face protection regulations in 29 CFR 1910.133 or European Standard EN166.
Skin: Wear appropriate protective gloves to prevent skin exposure.
Clothing: Wear appropriate protective clothing to prevent skin exposure.
Respirators: A respiratory protection program that meets OSHA's 29 CFR 1910.134 and ANSI Z88.2 requirements or European Standard EN 149 must be followed whenever workplace conditions warrant a respirator's use.

Section 9 - Physical and Chemical Properties


Physical State: Solid
Appearance: white
Odor: pungent odor
pH: Acidic in solution.
Vapor Pressure: Not available.
Vapor Density: Not available.
Evaporation Rate:Not available.
Viscosity: Not available.
Boiling Point: Not available.
Freezing/Melting Point:181 deg C (sublimes)
Autoignition Temperature: Not available.
Flash Point: Not applicable.
Decomposition Temperature:100 deg C
NFPA Rating: (estimated) Health: 3; Flammability: 0; Reactivity: 2
Explosion Limits, Lower:Not available.
Upper: Not available.
Solubility: Reacts.
Specific Gravity/Density:2.398 (water=1)
Molecular Formula:AlCl3.6H2O
Molecular Weight:241.43

Section 10 - Stability and Reactivity


Chemical Stability: Stable at room temperature in closed containers under normal storage and handling conditions.
Conditions to Avoid: Dust generation, contact with water, excess heat, alkaline materials.
Incompatibilities with Other Materials: Water, organic materials.
Hazardous Decomposition Products: Hydrogen chloride, irritating and toxic fumes and gases, aluminum oxide.
Hazardous Polymerization: Has not been reported.

Section 11 - Toxicological Information


RTECS#:
CAS# 7784-13-6: BD0530000
LD50/LC50:
CAS# 7784-13-6:
Oral, mouse: LD50 = 1990 mg/kg;
Oral, rat: LD50 = 3311 mg/kg;
Carcinogenicity:
CAS# 7784-13-6: Not listed by ACGIH, IARC, NIOSH, NTP, or OSHA.
Epidemiology: Several mortality studies of aluminum reduction plant worke rs have showed no excess deaths due to organic brain disor ders of the dementia type.
Teratogenicity: No information found.
Reproductive Effects: No information found.
Neurotoxicity: No information found.
Mutagenicity: No information found.
Other Studies: See actual entry in RTECS for complete information.

Section 12 - Ecological Information


Ecotoxicity: No data available. No information available.
Environmental: Aluminum by be absorbed by plant life.
Physical: No information available.
Other: For more information, see "HANDBOOK OF ENVIRONMENTAL FATE AND EXPOSURE DATA."

Section 13 - Disposal Considerations

Chemical waste generators must determine whether a discarded chemical is classified as a hazardous waste. US EPA guidelines for the classification determination are listed in 40 CFR Parts 261.3. Additionally, waste generators must consult state and local hazardous waste regulations to ensure complete and accurate classification.
RCRA P-Series: None listed.
RCRA U-Series: None listed.

Section 14 - Transport Information

US DOT IATA RID/ADR IMO Canada TDG
Shipping Name: ALUMINUM CHLORIDE ANHYDROUS No information available.
Hazard Class: 8
UN Number: UN1726
Packing Group: II

Section 15 - Regulatory Information

US FEDERAL

TSCA
CAS# 7784-13-6 is not listed on the TSCA inventory. It is for research and development use only.
Health & Safety Reporting List
None of the chemicals are on the Health & Safety Reporting List.
Chemical Test Rules
None of the chemicals in this product are under a Chemical Test Rule.
Section 12b
None of the chemicals are listed under TSCA Section 12b.
TSCA Significant New Use Rule
None of the chemicals in this material have a SNUR under TSCA.
SARA

Section 302 (RQ)
None of the chemicals in this material have an RQ.
Section 302 (TPQ)
None of the chemicals in this product have a TPQ.
SARA Codes
CAS # 7784-13-6: acute, chronic.
Section 313
This material contains Aluminum chloride hexahydrate (listed as ** undefined **), 100%, (CAS# 7784-13-6) which is subject to the reporting requirements of Section 313 of SARA Title III and 40 CFR Part 373.
Clean Air Act:
This material does not contain any hazardous air pollutants. This material does not contain any Class 1 Ozone depletors. This material does not contain any Class 2 Ozone depletors.
Clean Water Act:
None of the chemicals in this product are listed as Hazardous Substances under the CWA. None of the chemicals in this product are listed as Priority Pollutants under the CWA. None of the chemicals in this product are listed as Toxic Pollutants under the CWA.
OSHA:
None of the chemicals in this product are considered highly hazardous by OSHA.
STATE
CAS# 7784-13-6 is not present on state lists from CA, PA, MN, MA, FL, or NJ.
California No Significant Risk Level: None of the chemicals in this product are listed. European/International Regulations
European Labeling in Accordance with EC Directives
Hazard Symbols:
C
Risk Phrases:

R 34 Causes burns.

Safety Phrases:

S 45 In case of accident or if you feel unwell, seek
medical advice immediately (show the label where
possible).
S 7/8 Keep container tightly closed and dry.
S 28A After contact with skin, wash immediately with
plenty of water.

WGK (Water Danger/Protection)

CAS# 7784-13-6: 1
Canada
Canada

None of the chemicals in this product are listed on the DSL or NDSL list. This product has a WHMIS classification of E, F.
CAS# 7784-13-6 is not listed on Canada's Ingredient Disclosure List.
Exposure Limits
CAS# 7784-13-6: OEL-AUSTRALIA:TWA 2 mg(Al)/m3 OEL-BELGIUM:TWA 2 mg(
Al)/m3 OEL-DENMARK:TWA 2 mg(Al)/m3 OEL-FRANCE:TWA 2 mg(Al)/m3 OEL-T
HE NETHERLANDS:TWA 2 mg(Al)/m3 OEL-RUSSIA:TWA 2 mg(Al)/m3 OEL-SWEDEN
:TWA 2 mg(Al)/m3 OEL-SWITZERLAND:TWA 2 mg(Al)/m3 OEL-UNITED KINGDOM:
TWA 2 mg(Al)/m3 OEL IN BULGARIA, COLOMBIA, JORDAN, KOREA check ACGIH
TLV OEL IN NEW ZEALAND, SINGAPORE, VIETNAM check ACGI TLV

Section 16 - Additional Information

MSDS Creation Date: 12/10/1998
Revision #4 Date: 3/08/2001
The information above is believed to be accurate and represents the best information currently available to us. However, we make no warranty of merchantability or any other warranty, express or implied, with respect to such information, and we assume no liability resulting from its use. Users should make their own investigations to determine the suitability of the information for their particular purposes. In no event shall Fisher be liable for any claims, losses, or damages of any third party or for lost profits or any special, indirect, incidental, consequential or exemplary damages, howsoever arising, even if Fisher has been advised of the possibility of such damages.