Agent Name

Aluminum isopropylate

CAS Number

555-31-7

Formula

C9-H21-O3.Al

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

2-Propanol, aluminum salt; Aliso; Aluminium isopropoxide; Aluminum isopropanolate; Aluminum isopropoxide; Aluminum sec-propanolate; Aluminum triisopropoxide; Aluminum triisopropylate; Aluminum tris(sec-propoxide); Aluminum(II) isopropylate; Isopropanol aluminum salt; Isopropyl alcohol, aluminum salt; Triisopropoxyaluminum; Triisopropyloxyaluminum; Tris(isopropoxy)aluminum; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Metal Alkoxides

Description

White hygroscopic solid; Soluble in ethanol, benzene and other organic solvents; Decomposes in water; [Merck Index] White granules with an odor of alcohol; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used in Meerwein-Ponndorf reactions, in alcoholysis and ester exchange, as a dehydrating agent, to impregnate textiles, and in the production of pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, aluminum soaps, paints, varnishes, insecticides, and waterproofing finishes for textiles; [HSDB]

Comments

May cause eye irritation; [HSDB] Reacts with water; A corrosive substance that can cause injury to the skin, eyes, and respiratory tract; [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;

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