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Aluminium chloride

EC / List no.: 231-208-1

CAS no.: 7446-70-0

Mol. formula: AlCl3

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GHS05: Corrosive

Danger! According to the harmonised classification and labelling (CLP00) approved by the European Union, this substance causes severe skin burns and eye damage.

Additionally, the classification provided by companies to ECHA in REACH registrations identifies that this substance causes serious eye damage.

This substance is manufactured and/or imported in the European Economic Area in 10 000 - 100 000 tonnes per year.

This substance is used by consumers, in articles, by professional workers (widespread uses), in formulation or re-packing, at industrial sites and in manufacturing.

This substance is used by consumers, in articles, by professional workers (widespread uses), in formulation or re-packing, at industrial sites and in manufacturing.

Consumer Uses

This substance is used in the following products: pharmaceuticals, cosmetics and personal care products and adhesives and sealants.
Other release to the environment of this substance is likely to occur from: indoor use (e.g. machine wash liquids/detergents, automotive care products, paints and coating or adhesives, fragrances and air fresheners), outdoor use, indoor use in close systems with minimal release (e.g. cooling liquids in refrigerators, oil-based electric heaters) and outdoor use in close systems with minimal release (e.g. hydraulic liquids in automotive suspension, lubricants in motor oil and break fluids).

Article service life

Other release to the environment of this substance is likely to occur from: outdoor use in long-life materials with low release rate (e.g. metal, wooden and plastic construction and building materials) and indoor use in long-life materials with low release rate (e.g. flooring, furniture, toys, construction materials, curtains, foot-wear, leather products, paper and cardboard products, electronic equipment).
This substance can be found in complex articles, with no release intended: vehicles and machinery, mechanical appliances and electrical/electronic products (e.g. computers, cameras, lamps, refrigerators, washing machines).
This substance can be found in products with material based on: stone, plaster, cement, glass or ceramic (e.g. dishes, pots/pans, food storage containers, construction and isolation material), metal (e.g. cutlery, pots, toys, jewellery), paper (e.g. tissues, feminine hygiene products, nappies, books, magazines, wallpaper), wood (e.g. floors, furniture, toys) and plastic (e.g. food packaging and storage, toys, mobile phones).

Widespread uses by professional workers

This substance is used in the following products: laboratory chemicals, water treatment chemicals, adhesives and sealants, pH regulators and water treatment products and textile treatment products and dyes.
This substance has an industrial use resulting in manufacture of another substance (use of intermediates).
This substance is used in the following areas: municipal supply (e.g. electricity, steam, gas, water) and sewage treatment.
This substance is used for the manufacture of: textile, leather or fur and pulp, paper and paper products.
Release to the environment of this substance can occur from industrial use: in processing aids at industrial sites, manufacturing of the substance, in the production of articles, as an intermediate step in further manufacturing of another substance (use of intermediates) and as processing aid.
Other release to the environment of this substance is likely to occur from: indoor use (e.g. machine wash liquids/detergents, automotive care products, paints and coating or adhesives, fragrances and air fresheners) and outdoor use.

Formulation or re-packing

This substance is used in the following products: pH regulators and water treatment products, laboratory chemicals, perfumes and fragrances, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics and personal care products and oil and gas exploration or production products.
This substance has an industrial use resulting in manufacture of another substance (use of intermediates).
Release to the environment of this substance can occur from industrial use: formulation of mixtures, manufacturing of the substance, in processing aids at industrial sites, in the production of articles, as an intermediate step in further manufacturing of another substance (use of intermediates) and as processing aid.
Other release to the environment of this substance is likely to occur from: indoor use (e.g. machine wash liquids/detergents, automotive care products, paints and coating or adhesives, fragrances and air fresheners) and outdoor use as processing aid.

Uses at industrial sites

This substance is used in the following products: pH regulators and water treatment products, laboratory chemicals, pharmaceuticals, water treatment chemicals, cosmetics and personal care products and oil and gas exploration or production products.
This substance has an industrial use resulting in manufacture of another substance (use of intermediates).
This substance is used in the following areas: municipal supply (e.g. electricity, steam, gas, water) and sewage treatment.
This substance is used for the manufacture of: chemicals, textile, leather or fur and pulp, paper and paper products.
Release to the environment of this substance can occur from industrial use: as an intermediate step in further manufacturing of another substance (use of intermediates), in processing aids at industrial sites, as processing aid, manufacturing of the substance and in the production of articles.

Manufacture

Release to the environment of this substance can occur from industrial use: manufacturing of the substance, as an intermediate step in further manufacturing of another substance (use of intermediates), in processing aids at industrial sites and as processing aid.

The InfoCard summarises the non-confidential data on substances as held in the databases of the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA), including data provided by third parties. The InfoCard is automatically generated. Information requirements under different legislative frameworks may therefore not be up–to–date or complete. Substance manufacturers and importers are responsible for consulting official publications. This InfoCard is covered by the ECHA Legal Disclaimer.

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