Aluminum Ethoxide
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Title: Aluminum Ethoxide
CAS Registry Number: 555-75-9
CAS Name: Ethanol aluminum salt
Additional Names: aluminum ethylate
Molecular Formula: C6H15AlO3
Molecular Weight: 162.16
Percent Composition: C 44.44%, H 9.32%, Al 16.64%, O 29.60%
Line Formula: Al(OC2H5)3
Literature References: Prepd by reacting aluminum powder with absolute ethanol in xylene using small amounts of mercuric chloride and iodine as catalysts: Meerwein, Schmidt, Ann. 444, 232 (1925); Newer Methods of Preparative Organic Chemistry (Interscience, New York, 1948) p 132; see also Farbwerke vorm. Meister, Lucius und Brüning, DE 286596; J. Soc. Chem. Ind. London 34, 1168 (1915); Adkins, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 44, 2178 (1922). Laboratory procedure: Gattermann-Wieland, Praxis des Organischen Chemikers (de Gruyter, Berlin, 40th ed., 1961) p 333.
Properties: Liquid. bp6-8 200°; bp3 175-180°. Slowly solidifies to a whole white solid, mp 140°. May crystallize with alcohol of crystallization. Decomposed by water. Slightly sol in hot xylene, chlorobenzene, other high boiling solvents.
Melting point: mp 140°
Boiling point: bp6-8 200°; bp3 175-180°
Use: In the reduction of aldehydes and ketones; as catalyst for polymerizations.

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