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Aluminum chloride

Definition of the noun aluminum chloride

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  1. a chloride used as a wood preservative or catalyst

Alternative definition of the noun aluminum chloride


  1. [inorganic compound] Alternative spelling of aluminium chloride.


Aluminum chloride a.k.a. Aluminium chloride is the main compound of aluminium 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 is mainly produced and consumed in the production of aluminium metal, but large amounts are also used in other areas of chemical industry. The compound is often cited as a Lewis acid. It is an example of an inorganic compound that "cracks" at mild temperature, reversibly changing from a polymer to a monomer.

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Google previewEncyclopedia of Chemical Processing and Design (1990)

Volume 34 - Pentachlorophenol to Petroleum Fractions: Liquid Densities by John J. McKetta Jr

all commercial processes have involved the use of a catalyst system based upon anhydrous aluminum chloride. Process improvement studies aimed at increasing ...

Google previewLewis' Dictionary of Toxicology (1998)

by Robert Alan Lewis

aluminum chloride ( anhydrous aluminum chloride). a colorless to white hexagonal deliquescent anhydrous ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Chemical Processing (2006)

by Sunggyu Lee

COMMERCIAL PRODUCTION Liquid Phase Aluminum Chloride Catalyst Process The primary means of producing EB from the 1930s to about 1980 was the liquid phase aluminum chloride catalyst process. Although the aluminum chloride ...

Google previewEncyclopedic Dictionary of Industrial Technology (2012)

Materials, Processes and Equipment by David F. Tver

aluminum chloride hardness when machinability is a factor; silicon alloys are useful when fluidity to follow machinability is a factor, and when fluidity to follow intricate shapes is desired. The high-magnesium alloys require care in melting ...

Google previewThe Facts on File Dictionary of Inorganic Chemistry (2009)

by John Daintith

Cl Cl Cl Al Cl Al Cl Cl Aluminum chloride: the dimer Al2Cl6 aluminum chloride ( AlCl3) A white co- valent solid that fumes in moist air and re- acts violently with water according to the equation: AlCl3 + 3H2O → Al(OH)3 + 3HCl It is prepared by ...

Google previewThe Condensed Chemical Dictionary (1920)

A Reference Volume for All Requiring Quick Access to a Large Amount of Essential Data Regarding Chemicals, and Other Substances Used in Manufacturing and Laboratory Work by Francis Mills Turner

Aluminum Chloride* (a ) Al2Cl6; (b) Al2Cl6.12H20. Color and properties: Yellowish-white, granular crystals; ...

Google previewEncyclopedic Dictionary of Named Processes in Chemical Technology, Fourth Edition (2014)

by Alan E. Comyns

This is the common name for some types of basic aluminum chloride, but the name has also been used to designate the process by which such a product is made. Several processes, some of which are ...

Google previewThe Encyclopædic Dictionary of Photography (1896)

Containing Over 2,000 References and 500 Illustrations by Walter E. Woodbury

Potassium chloride gives brown ; salt, yellowish brown ; cadmium chloride gives first orange, then gray green ; aluminum chloride gives grayish brown, yellowish brown, and greenish gray tones ; nickel chloride gives yellowish sepia ; cupric ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Surface and Colloid Science - (2002)

by Arthur T. Hubbard

The Preparation of Polymeric Aluminum Chloride (PACI) and its Application in Water Treatment: Johns Hopkins University ...

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