Aluminum Iodide
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Title: Aluminum Iodide
CAS Registry Number: 7784-23-8
Molecular Formula: AlI3
Molecular Weight: 407.69
Percent Composition: Al 6.62%, I 93.38%
Literature References: Prepn from aluminum and iodine: Watt, Hall, Inorg. Synth. 4, 117 (1953); H. J. Becher in Handbook of Preparative Inorganic Chemistry vol. 1, G. Brauer, Ed. (Academic Press, New York, 2nd ed., 1963) p 814; Wilson, Worrall, J. Chem. Soc. A 1968, 316.
Properties: White leaflets if pure; commercial grade yellowish- to blackish-brown lumps. mp 191°; bp 382°; d17 3.948. Fumes in moist air; strong exothermic reaction with water. Keep tightly closed and protected from light. Sol in carbon disulfide, alcohol, ether, liquid ammonia.
Melting point: mp 191°
Boiling point: bp 382°
Density: d17 3.948
Derivative Type: Hexahydrate
Properties: Yellowish, deliquesc cryst powder. Sol in water, alcohol, ether. Keep tightly closed.
Use: Catalyst in organic reactions.

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