Aluminum Chloride Prices
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About Aluminum Chloride. Aluminum Chloride (a.k.a. AlCl3) figures among the most used and powerful Lewis acids. Widely used as catalyst, this compound is of major importance in organic chemistry. It is naturally formed on burning coal dumps and around some volcanic vents. Examples of Aluminum Chloride uses include alkylation of paraffins and aromatic hydrocarbons by olefins, formation of complex ketones, aldehydes and carboxylic acid derivatives.
Chemical Formula. AlCl3
Commercial Grades. anhydrous (AlCl3); hexahydrate (AlCl3.6H20); and 32 °Bé aqueous solution (liquid grade, 35% AlCl3).
Uses. Anhydrous Aluminum Chloride is used as catalyst in the production of a multitude of organic chemicals, by several mechanisms (e.g. isomerization, alkylation, polymerization). Aluminum Chloride is also used in ion exchange resins; lubricants; wood preservatives and crude oil refining; formation of complex ketones, aldehydes and carboxylic acid derivatives; and nucleating agent in the manufacture of titanium dioxide pigments.
- Aluminum + chlorine (metal chlorination)
- Chlorine + carbon monoxide + alumina (catalytic chlorination)
- Bauxite + coke + chlorine (chlorination)
- Hydrogen Chloride + aluminum (chlorination)
To know more about Aluminum Chloride production processes, click here.
Derivatives. anthraquinone and ethylbenzene.
Methodology. The pricing data presented are, if not otherwise indicated, volume-weighted average transaction prices including contract and spot transactions in the locations specified. The information provided is obtained from gathering and refining of trade data officially reported for the respective countries (i.e., governmental agencies, institutions related to foreign trade and industry publications). For further details check our Methodology.
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