Aluminium chloride, also known as AlCl3 or aluminium trichloride, is white in appearance, but samples are often contaminated with iron (III) chloride, which provides it a yellow colour.
The substance has a low melting and boiling point. It is principally prepared and consumed in the making of aluminium metal, but large amounts are also used in other areas of the chemical industry. This chemical compound is usually cited as a Lewis acid. It is a model of an inorganic chemical compound that reversibly changes from a polymer to a monomer at mild temperature. Aluminium chloride is presumably the most widely used Lewis acid as well as one of the most dominant chemical compounds. It finds wide applications in the chemical industry as a catalyst for Friedel–Crafts reactions, both acylations and alkylations. The Friedel–Crafts reaction is the principal use for aluminum chloride, for instance, in the production of anthraquinone for the dyestuffs industry from benzene and phosgene. Significant products of this chemical compound are detergents and ethylbenzene. It also finds its uses in the polymerisation as well as in isomerisation reactions of hydrocarbons.
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