Material Safety Data
Aluminum Chloride Hexahydrate
Section 1 - Chemical Product and Company
MSDS Name: Aluminum Chloride
Catalog Numbers: S70402, S70402-1, A573-212,
A573-500, A576-212, A576-500, S704021
hexahydrate; Aluminum (III) chloride hexahydrate.
Fair Lawn, NJ 07410
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Section 2 -
Composition, Information on Ingredients
||Aluminum chloride hexahydrate
Hazard Symbols: C
Section 3 - Hazards
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.
Causes chemical burns to the respiratory tract. May cause systemic effects.
Chronic: Effects may be delayed.
Section 4 - First Aid
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
Section 5 - Fire
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.
Media: Substance is noncombustible; use agent most appropriate to
extinguish surrounding fire.
Section 6 -
Accidental Release Measures
Information: Use proper personal protective equipment as indicated in
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
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.
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
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.
|Aluminum chloride hexahydrate
OSHA Vacated PELs: Aluminum
chloride hexahydrate: No OSHA Vacated PELs are listed for this chemical.
Personal Protective Equipment
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
Skin: Wear appropriate protective gloves to
prevent skin exposure.
Clothing: Wear appropriate
protective clothing to prevent skin exposure.
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
Odor: pungent odor
Acidic in solution.
Vapor Pressure: Not available.
Density: Not available.
Evaporation Rate:Not available.
Viscosity: Not available.
Boiling Point: Not available.
Freezing/Melting Point:181 deg C (sublimes)
Temperature: Not available.
Flash Point: Not applicable.
Decomposition Temperature:100 deg C
(estimated) Health: 3; Flammability: 0; Reactivity: 2
Upper: Not available.
Specific Gravity/Density:2.398 (water=1)
Section 10 -
Stability and Reactivity
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 -
CAS# 7784-13-6: BD0530000
Oral, mouse: LD50 = 1990 mg/kg;
Oral, rat: LD50 = 3311
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.
Reproductive Effects: No information found.
Neurotoxicity: No information found.
Other Studies: See actual entry in RTECS for
Section 12 -
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
Section 13 - Disposal
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 -
||ALUMINUM CHLORIDE ANHYDROUS
||No information available.|
Section 15 -
CAS# 7784-13-6 is not listed on the
TSCA inventory. It is for research and development use only.
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.
of the chemicals are listed under TSCA Section 12b.
TSCA Significant New
None of the chemicals in this material have a SNUR under TSCA.
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.
CAS # 7784-13-6: acute,
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
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.
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.
None of the
chemicals in this product are considered highly hazardous by OSHA.
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
European Labeling in Accordance with EC
S 45 In case of accident or if
you feel unwell, seek
medical advice immediately (show the label where
S 7/8 Keep container tightly closed and dry.
S 28A After
contact with skin, wash immediately with
plenty of water.
CAS# 7784-13-6: 1
None of the chemicals in this product
are listed on the DSL or NDSL list. This product has a WHMIS classification of
CAS# 7784-13-6 is not listed on Canada's Ingredient Disclosure List.
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
HE NETHERLANDS:TWA 2 mg(Al)/m3 OEL-RUSSIA:TWA 2 mg(Al)/m3
:TWA 2 mg(Al)/m3 OEL-SWITZERLAND:TWA 2 mg(Al)/m3 OEL-UNITED
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 -
MSDS Creation Date:
Revision #4 Date: 3/08/2001
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