Agent Name

Aluminum hydride

CAS Number

7784-21-6

Formula

Al-H3

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Alane; Aluminum trihydride; [ChemIDplus] Aluminum(III) hydride; [Aldrich MSDS] UN2463

Category

Metals, Inorganic Compounds

Description

Colorless solid; [Merck Index] Colorless or white solid; [CAMEO]

Sources/Uses

Used as a polymerization catalyst and reducing agent; [Merck Index]

Comments

A weak and selective reducing agent; [Merck Index] A strong reducing agent that reacts with water and air; Hydrolyzed explosively in water evolving hydrogen gas; May spontaneously and violently decompose at ambient temperatures; [CAMEO] Causes CNS effects and changes in lungs after intratracheal lethal-dose studies of rats; [RTECS] Reacts with water forming flammable gases that may spontaneously ignite; Causes burns; Inhalation may cause corrosive injuries to upper respiratory tract and lungs; [Aldrich MSDS]

Adverse Effects
Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

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