Aluminum sulfate

Agent Name
Aluminum sulfate
CAS Number
Major Category
Aluminum sulfate formula graphical representation
Alum; Aluminium sulphate; Aluminum alum; Aluminum alum (VAN); Aluminum sesquisulfate; Aluminum sulfate (2:3); Aluminum sulfate (Al2(SO4)3); Aluminum sulphate; Aluminum trisulfate; Aluminum(III) silfate; Cake alum; Cake alum (VAN); Dialuminum sulfate; Dialuminum sulphate; Dialuminum trisulfate; Filter Alum; Hi Soft C 2; Nalco 7530; Papermaker's Alum; Pearl Alum; Pickle Alum; Sulfatodialuminum disulfate (Al2(SO4)3); Sulfuric acid, aluminum salt (3:2); Sulfuric acid, aluminum(3+) salt (3:2); Tai-Ace S 100; Tai-Ace S 150; [ChemIDplus]
Metals, Inorganic Compounds
White solid; [Merck Index] Hygroscopic; [CHEMINFO] White powder; [MSDSonline]
Used for tanning leather, sizing paper, dyeing textiles (mordant), purifying water, treating sewage, manufacturing (lakes, aluminum resinate, aluminum salts, soaps, cosmetics), fireproofing and waterproofing cloth, clarifying oils and fats, waterproofing concrete, controlling pH of soil, and deodorizing/decolorizing petroleum; Also used in antiperspirants, agricultural pesticides, lubricants, food additives, and catalysts to make ethane; [HSDB]
A skin, eye, and respiratory tract irritant; [ICSC] The octadecahydrate is CAS # 7784-31-8; Aluminum sulfate anhydrous is a severe eye irritant in animal studies; [CHEMINFO] An irritant; May cause serious eye injury; [MSDSonline] See "Aluminum potassium sulfate dodecahydrate." See "Aluminum."
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