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Description

Aluminum metallic powder is a light, silvery-white to gray, odorless powder. Aluminum metallic powder is reactive and flammable. Aluminum is normally coated with a layer of aluminum oxide unless the particles are freshly formed. There are two main types of aluminum powder: the “fl ake” type made by stamping the cold metal and the “granulated” type made from molten aluminum. Pyro powder is an especially fi ne type of “fl ake” powder. Aluminum powders are used in paints, pigments, protective

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Basic Attributes

  • 7429-90-5

  • AlH3

  • 30.00540

  • 30.00500

  • 0

  • 0.33750

  • 618-785-9

  • XAGFODPZIPBFFR-UHFFFAOYSA-N

  • 0

  • 0

  • 0

Characteristics

  • Aluminum powder, coated appears as a light gray or silver powdered metal. Easily ignited; burns with an intense flame.

  • 2.7

  • 660ºC

  • 2460ºC

  • 645ºC

  • Insoluble in water.

  • Flammables area

  • 0 mmHg (approx)

  • Stable. Powder is flammable. Reacts very exothermically with halogens. Moisture and air sensitive. Incompatible with strong acids, caustics, strong oxidizing agents, halogenated hydrocarbons.

Safety Information

  • III

  • 8

  • 76032000

  • UN 1396

  • 3

  • R15; R17

  • S43-S7/8

  • BD0330000

  • F

  • Separated from strong oxidants, strong bases, strong acids and water. See Chemical Dangers. Dry. Well closed.

  • P273

  • H400

  • Combustible Solid, finely divided dust is easily ignited; may cause explosions.

  • ...Violently explosive when they come into contact with water. /Aluminum alkyls/

Usage

In manufacture of printing inks, in the aircraft industry.

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