Agent Name

Tri-n-octylaluminum

CAS Number

1070-00-4

Formula

C24-H51-Al

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Aluminum, trioctyl-; Trioctylaluminium; [ChemIDplus] UN3051

Category

Metals, Organic Compounds

Description

Colorless liquid; [HSDB] 25% wt hexane solution:

Sources/Uses

Used as polyolefin catalyst and for organic synthesis; [HSDB] Organic aluminum compounds are "some of the most important, highest volume, highest value organometallic compounds in production." [Ullmann]

Comments

Pyrophoric; [HSDB] Shipped in hexane solution: Highly flammable; Reacts violently with water; A corrosive substance that can cause injury to the skin, eyes, and respiratory tract; Inhalation may cause chemical pneumonitis; [MSDSonline] Organoaluminum compounds are corrosive; Harmful if absorbed through the skin or inhaled; The butyl alkyls and below are pyrophoric; Aluminum alkyls are eye irritants; [HSDB] Organic aluminum compounds can cause irritation or burns, depending upon concentration; [Ullmann] TLV withdrawn for aluminum alkyls because of inadequate toxicological data; [ACGIH] See "Aluminum." See "ORGANOMETALS."

Exposure Assessment
Explanatory Notes

The Guide in the Emergency Response Guidebook is for "Aluminum alkyls."

Adverse Effects
Toxic Pneumonitis

Yes

Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

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