Agent Name

Aluminum ethylate

Alternative Name

Aluminum ethoxide

CAS Number

555-75-9

Formula

C2-H6-O.1/3Al

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Aluminum ethoxide; Aluminum triethoxide; Ethanol, aluminum salt; Ethyl alcohol, aluminum salt; Triethoxyaluminum; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Metal Alkoxides

Description

Colorless liquid; [Hawley] Slowly solidifies to white solid; Decomposes in water; [Merck Index] Insoluble in water, but slightly soluble in benzene and ether; [HSDB] Off-white powder; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used in reduction of aldehydes and ketones and as a polymerization catalyst; [Merck Index]

Comments

A corrosive substance that can cause injury to the skin, eyes, and respiratory tract; Causes severe burns to skin and eyes; [HSDB] Reacts with water; A corrosive substance that can cause injury to the skin, eyes, and respiratory tract; Inhalation may cause chemical pneumonitis; [MSDSonline] See "Aluminum."

Exposure Assessment
TLV (ACGIH)

1 mg/m3, respirable fraction

PEL (OSHA)

15 mg/m3(total dust)

MAK

4 mg/m3(inhalable fraction), 1.5 mg/m3 (respirable fraction)

Explanatory Notes

TLV, PEL, and MAK values for aluminum metal and insoluble compounds;

Adverse Effects
Toxic Pneumonitis

Yes

Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

Links to Other NLM Databases
Health Studies

Human Health Effects from Hazardous Substances Data Bank:

Toxicity Information

Search TOXNET

Chemical Information

Search ChemIDplus

Related Information in HazMap
Other Information

No other related information on this agent was found.