International Chemical Safety Cards

ALUMINIUM CHLORIDE (ANHYDROUS) ICSC: 1125
World Health Organization (WHO) International Labour Organization (ILO) United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) European Commission National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
Aluminium trichloride
Aluminium(III) chloride
AlCl3
Molecular mass: 133.3
8 Corrosive placard ICSC #    1125
CAS #     7446-70-0
RTECS # BD0525000
UN #        1726
EC #         013-003-00-7
April 20, 2005 Validated
TYPES OF HAZARD/ EXPOSURE ACUTE HAZARDS/ SYMPTOMS PREVENTION FIRST AID/
FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Not combustible. Gives off irritating or toxic fumes (or gases) in a fire.
NO contact with water.
NO water, foam, hydrous agents. In case of fire in the surroundings: dry powder, carbon dioxide dry sand .
EXPLOSION


EXPOSURE
AVOID ALL CONTACT!
IN ALL CASES CONSULT A DOCTOR!
 •INHALATION Burning sensation. Cough. Laboured breathing. Shortness of breath. Sore throat.
Ventilation, local exhaust, or breathing protection.
Fresh air, rest. Half-upright position. Refer for medical attention.
 •SKIN Skin burns.
Protective gloves. Protective clothing.
Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower. Refer for medical attention.
 •EYES Severe deep burns.
Face shield, or or eye protection in combination with breathing protection.
First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then take to a doctor.
 •INGESTION Abdominal pain. Burning sensation. Shock or collapse.
Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.
Rinse mouth. Do NOT induce vomiting. Refer for medical attention.
SPILLAGE DISPOSAL STORAGE PACKAGING & LABELLING
Personal protection: P2 filter respirator for harmful particles and filter respirator for acid gases. Chemical protection suit. Sweep spilled substance into dry, sealable containers. Carefully collect remainder, then remove to safe place. Do NOT let this chemical enter the environment.
Separated from food and feedstuffs. Dry. Well closed. Store in an area without drain or sewer access.
Do not transport with food and feedstuffs.
C symbol
R: 34
S: 1/2-7/8-28-45
UN Hazard Class: 8
UN Packing Group: II
SEE IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON BACK
ICSC: 1125 Prepared in the context of cooperation between the International Programme on Chemical Safety & the Commission of the European Communities (C) IPCS CEC 1994. No modifications to the International version have been made except to add the OSHA PELs, NIOSH RELs and NIOSH IDLH values.

International Chemical Safety Cards

ALUMINIUM CHLORIDE (ANHYDROUS) ICSC: 1125
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PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
COLOURLESS TO WHITE POWDER . TURNS GREY TO YELLOW ON EXPOSURE TO MOISTURE.

PHYSICAL DANGERS:


CHEMICAL DANGERS:
Reacts violently with water and moist air to produce hydrogen chloride (see ICSC0163) .

OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS:
TLV: (as Al soluble salts) 2 mg/m³ as TWA; (ACGIH 2005).
Quick decomposition in moist air results hydrogen chloride exposure:
TLV: (for HCl) 2 ppm; (Ceiling value); (ACGIH 2005).
MAK not established.


ROUTES OF EXPOSURE:


INHALATION RISK:
A harmful concentration of airborne particles can be reached quickly when dispersed as well as a harmful concentration in the air by hydrogen chloride vapours.

EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:
The substance is corrosive to the eyes, the skin and the respiratory tract. Corrosive on ingestion.

EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
PHYSICAL
PROPERTIES
Sublimation point: 180°C
Density: 2.44 g/cm³
Solubility in water: reaction
ENVIRONMENTAL
DATA
Environmental Hazard placard The substance is harmful to aquatic organisms.
N O T E S
Reacts violently with fire extinguishing agents such as water, foam. NEVER pour water into this substance; when dissolving or diluting always add it slowly to the water.
Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-80S1726

NFPA Code: H3; F0; R2; W
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


ICSC: 1125 ALUMINIUM CHLORIDE (ANHYDROUS)
(C) IPCS, CEC, 1994
IMPORTANT LEGAL NOTICE: Neither NIOSH, the CEC or the IPCS nor any person acting on behalf of NIOSH, the CEC or the IPCS is responsible for the use which might be made of this information. This card contains the collective views of the IPCS Peer Review Committee and may not reflect in all cases all the detailed requirements included in national legislation on the subject. The user should verify compliance of the cards with the relevant legislation in the country of use. The only modifications made to produce the U.S. version is inclusion of the OSHA PELs, NIOSH RELs and NIOSH IDLH values.