Aluminum Hydride

CAS 7784-21-6

Product Product Code Order or Specifications
(2N) 99% Aluminum Hydride AL-HID-02 Contact American Elements
(3N) 99.9% Aluminum Hydride AL-HID-03 Contact American Elements
(4N) 99.99% Aluminum Hydride AL-HID-04 Contact American Elements
(5N) 99.999% Aluminum Hydride AL-HID-05 Contact American Elements

Formula CAS No. PubChem SID PubChem CID MDL No. EC No IUPAC Name Beilstein
Re. No.
AlH3 7784-21-6 5168777 14488 MFCD00000501 232-053-2 alumane N/A [AlH3] InChI=1S/Al.3H AZDRQVAHHNSJOQ-UHFFFAOYSA-N

PROPERTIES Compound Formula Mol. Wt. Appearance Melting Point Boiling Point Density

Exact Mass

Monoisotopic Mass Charge MSDS
H3Al 30.01 Colorless, white, or gray powder 150 °C N/A 1.486 g/cm3 30.005014 30.005014 0 Safety Data Sheet

Hydride IonAluminum Hydride is generally immediately available in most volumes. High purity, submicron and nanopowder forms may be considered. Hydride compounds are used often used as portable sources of hydrogen gas. American Elements produces to many standard grades when applicable, including Mil Spec (military grade); ACS, Reagent and Technical Grade; Food, Agricultural and Pharmaceutical Grade; Optical Grade, USP and EP/BP (European Pharmacopoeia/British Pharmacopoeia)and follows applicable ASTM testing standards.Typical and custom packaging is available. Additional technical, research and safety (MSDS) information is available as is a Reference Calculator for converting relevant units of measurement.

Aluminum (Al) atomic and molecular weight, atomic number and elemental symbolAluminum, also known as Aluminium, (atomic symbol: Al, atomic number: 13) is a Block P, Group 13, Period 3 element with an atomic weight of 26.9815386. It is the third most abundant element in the earth's crust and the most abundant metallic element.Aluminum Bohr ModelAluminum's name is derived from alumina, the mineral from which Sir Humphrey Davy attempted to refine it from in 1812. It wasn't until 1825 that Aluminum was first isolated by Hans Christian Oersted. Aluminum is a silvery gray metallic metal that possesses many desirable characteristics. It is light, nonmagnetic and non-sparking. It stands second among metals in the scale of malleability, and sixth in ductility. It is extensively used in many industrial applications where a strong, light, easily constructed material is needed. Elemental Aluminum Although it has only 60% of the electrical conductivity of copper, it is used in electrical transmission lines because of its light weight. Pure aluminum is soft and lacks strength, but alloyed with small amounts of copper, magnesium, silicon, manganese, or other elements it imparts a variety of useful properties. Aluminum was first predicted by Antoine Lavoisierin 1787 and first isolated by Friedrich Wöhler in 1827. For more information on aluminum, including properties, safety data, research, and American Elements' catalog of aluminum products, visit the Aluminum Information Center.

Material Safety Data Sheet MSDS
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RTECS Number BD0930000
Transport Information UN 2463 4.3/PG I
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Globally Harmonized System of
Classification and Labelling (GHS)

Trihydridoaluminium; Alumane; aluminium trihydride; Aluminium(III) hydride; aluminum trihydride; alane

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Typical bulk packaging includes palletized plastic 5 gallon/25 kg. pails, fiber and steel drums to 1 ton super sacks in full container (FCL) or truck load (T/L) quantities. Research and sample quantities and hygroscopic, oxidizing or other air sensitive materials may be packaged under argon or vacuum. Shipping documentation includes a Certificate of Analysis and Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS). Solutions are packaged in polypropylene, plastic or glass jars up to palletized 440 gallon liquid totes.

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Recent Research & Development for Aluminum

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Recent Research & Development for Hydrides

  • Electronic structure and hydration of tetramine cobalt hydride complexes. Bhattacharjee A, Weiss AK, Artero V, Field MJ, Hofer TS. J Phys Chem B. 2014
  • Dual-mode chemical vapor generation for simultaneous determination of hydride-forming and non-hydride-forming elements by atomic fluorescence spectrometry. Wang Y, Xu K, Jiang X, Hou X, Zheng C. Analyst. 2014
  • Hydride Migration from a Triangular Face to a Tetrahedral Cavity in Tetranuclear Iron Carbonyl Clusters upon Coordination of [AuPPh(3) ](+) Fragments. Bortoluzzi M, Ciabatti I, Femoni C, Hayatifar M, Iapalucci MC, Longoni G, Zacchini S. Angew Chem Int Ed Engl. 2014
  • C sp 3H Bond Activation with Triel Metals: Indium and Gallium Zwitterions through Internal Hydride Abstraction in Rigid Salan Ligands. Maudoux N, Fang J, Roisnel T, Dorcet V, Maron L, Carpentier JF, Sarazin Y. Chemistry. 2014
  • Variation of the Eu(II) Emission Wavelength by Substitution of Fluoride by Hydride in Fluorite-Type Compounds EuHxF2-x (0.20 ≤ x ≤ 0.67). Kunkel N, Meijerink A, Kohlmann H. Inorg Chem. 2014
  • Synthesis and thermal decomposition of a pyridylene-bridged bis-β-diketiminate magnesium hydride cluster. Harder S, Spielmann J, Intemann J. Dalton Trans. 2014
  • A hydride-induced-reduction strategy for fabricating palladium-based core-shell bimetallic nanocrystals. Wang X, Wu B, Chen G, Zhao Y, Liu P, Dai Y, Zheng N. Nanoscale. 2014
  • Highly efficient bimetal synergetic catalysis by a multi-wall carbon nanotube supported palladium and nickel catalyst for the hydrogen storage of magnesium hydride. Yuan J, Zhu Y, Li L. Chem Commun (Camb). 2014
  • Nanostructured Pd Hydride Microelectrodes: In situ Monitoring of pH variations in a Porous Medium. Serrapede M, Pesce GL, Ball RJ, Denuault G. Anal Chem. 2014
  • Surface hydride on titanium by cathodic polarization promotes human gingival fibroblast growth. Xing R, Salou L, Taxt-Lamolle S, Reseland JE, Lyngstadaas SP, Haugen HJ. J Biomed Mater Res A. 2014
  • CH Bond Functionalization through Intramolecular Hydride Transfer. Haibach MC, Seidel D. Angew Chem Int Ed Engl. 2014
  • CH Bond Activation during and after the Reactions of a Metallacyclic Amide with Silanes: Formation of a μ-Alkylidene Hydride Complex, Its H-D Exchange, and β-H Abstraction by a Hydride Ligand. Wang L, Hunter SC, Song Z, Steren CA, Chen T, Wei Z, Cai H, Xue ZL. Chemistry. 2014
  • Facile synthesis of TiN decorated graphene and its enhanced catalytic effects on dehydrogenation performance of magnesium hydride. Wang Y, Li L, An C, Wang Y, Chen C, Jiao L, Yuan H. Nanoscale. 2014
  • Chinese Puzzle Molecule: A 15 Hydride, 28 Copper Atom Nanoball. Edwards AJ, Dhayal RS, Liao PK, Liao JH, Chiang MH, Piltz RO, Kahlal S, Saillard JY, Liu CW. Angew Chem Int Ed Engl. 2014
  • CO and CO2 Fixation by Se-Ru-CO Hydride Clusters. Shieh M, Chu YY, Jang LF, Ho CH. Inorg Chem. 2014
  • Simulations of remote mutants of dihydrofolate reductase reveal the nature of a network of residues coupled to hydride transfer. Roston D, Kohen A, Doron D, Major DT. J Comput Chem. 2014
  • Ru-catalyzed rearrangement of N-methyl isoxazolidines to N-h 1,3-oxazinanes: a strategy of self-hydride transferring cleavage of N-o bonds. Yao CZ, Xiao ZF, Liu J, Ning XS, Kang YB. Org Lett. 2014
  • Palladium Hydride Promoted Stereoselective Isomerization of Unactivated Di(exo)methylenes to Endocyclic Dienes. Jung ME, Lee GS, Pham HV, Houk KN. Org Lett. 2014.
  • Dual-mode chemical vapor generation for simultaneous determination of hydride-forming and non-hydride-forming elements by atomic fluorescence spectrometry. Wang Y, Xu K, Jiang X, Hou X, Zheng C. Analyst. 2014.
  • Reactivity and catalytic activity of tert-butoxy-aluminium hydride reagents. Less RJ, Simmonds HR, Wright DS. Dalton Trans. 2014.