Aluminum Hydride



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Aluminum 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.


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

Chemical Identifiers

Formula AlH3
CAS 7784-21-6
Pubchem CID 14488
MDL MFCD00000501
EC No. 232-053-2
IUPAC Name alumane
Beilstein Registry No. N/A
InchI Identifier InChI=1S/Al.3H


Compound Formula H3Al
Molecular Weight 30.01
Appearance Colorless, white, or gray powder
Melting Point 150 °C
Boiling Point N/A
Density 1.486 g/cm3
Exact Mass 30.005014
Monoisotopic Mass 30.005014

Health & Safety Info  |  MSDS / SDS

Signal Word Warning
Hazard Statements H315-H319-H335
Hazard Codes Xi
Risk Codes 36/37/38
Safety Statements 26-37/39
RTECS Number N/A
Transport Information N/A
WGK Germany nwg
Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling (GHS) N/A

Packaging Specifications

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.

Related Products

AlSee more Aluminum products. Aluminum (or Aluminum) (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 Model Aluminum'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 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 AluminumAlthough 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.


Recent Research & Development for Aluminum

  • Mechanically durable superoleophobic aluminum surfaces with microstep and nanoreticula hierarchical structure for self-cleaning and anti-smudge properties. Peng S, Bhushan B. J Colloid Interface Sci. 10/21/2015
  • Ultrafast charge separation and charge stabilization in axially linked 'tetrathiafulvalene-aluminum(iii) porphyrin-gold(iii) porphyrin' reaction center mimics. Poddutoori PK, Lim GN, Vassiliev S, D'Souza F. Phys Chem Chem Phys. 9/30/2015
  • Heat transfer simulation and retort program adjustment for thermal processing of wheat based Haleem in semi-rigid aluminum containers. Vatankhah H, Zamindar N, Shahedi Baghekhandan M. J Food Sci Technol. 9/30/2015
  • Autodetachment spectroscopy of the aluminum oxide anion dipole bound state. Mascaritolo KJ, Gardner AM, Heaven MC. J Chem Phys. 9/29/2015
  • Plasmonics Resonance Enhanced Active Photothermal Effects of Aluminum and Iron Nanoparticles. Chong X, Abboud J, Zhang Z. J Nanosci Nanotechnol. 9/28/2015
  • Air-Impregnated Nanoporous Anodic Aluminum Oxide Layers for Enhancing the Corrosion Resistance of Aluminum. Jeong C, Lee J, Sheppard K, Choi CH. Langmuir. 9/23/2015
  • Functionalizing Aluminum Oxide by Ag Dendrite Deposition at the Anode during Simultaneous Electrochemical Oxidation of Al. Rafailovi? LD, Gammer C, Rentenberger C, Trišovi? T, Kleber C, Karnthaler HP. Adv Mater. 8/15/2015
  • Aluminum Phosphide Poisoning-Related Deaths in Tehran, Iran, 2006 to 2013. Etemadi-Aleagha A, Akhgari M, Iravani FS. Medicine (Baltimore). 8/5/2015
  • Spotting 2D atomic layers on aluminum nitride thin films. Chandrasekar H, Bharadwaj B K, Vaidyuala KK, Suran S, Bhat N, Varma M, Srinivasan Raghavan. Nanotechnology. 4/15/2015

Recent Research & Development for Hydrides

  • Structural and kinetic investigation of the hydride composite Ca(BH4)2 + MgH2 system doped with NbF5 for solid-state hydrogen storage. Karimi F, Klaus Pranzas P, Pistidda C, Puszkiel JA, Milanese C, Vainio U, Paskevicius M, Emmler T, Santoru A, Utke R, Tolkiehn M, Minella CB, Chaudhary AL, Boerries S, Buckley CE, Enzo S, Schreyer A, Klassen T, Dornheim M. Phys Chem Chem Phys. 11/1/2015
  • A Comparison of the Stability and Reactivity of Diamido- and Diaminocarbene Copper Alkoxide and Hydride Complexes. Collins LR, Riddlestone IM, Mahon MF, Whittlesey MK. Chemistry. 10/14/2015
  • Iron Hydride Detection and Intramolecular Hydride Transfer in a Synthetic Model of Mono-Iron Hydrogenase with a CNS Chelate. Durgaprasad G, Xie ZL, Rose MJ. Inorg Chem. 9/30/2015
  • DFT Dissection of the Reduction Step in H2 Catalytic Production by [FeFe]-Hydrogenase-Inspired Models: Can the Bridging Hydride Become More Reactive Than the Terminal Isomer? Filippi G, Arrigoni F, Bertini L, De Gioia L, Zampella G. Inorg Chem. 9/22/2015
  • Hydrogen Bonded Networks in Hydride Water Clusters, F-(H2O)n and Cl-(H2O)n: Cubic Form of F-(H2O)7 and Cl-(H2O)7. Ishibashi C, Iwata S, Onoe K, Matsuzawa H. J Phys Chem A. 9/15/2015
  • [Fluorescence Determination of Trace Se with the Hydride-K13-Rhodamine 6G System]. Liang AH, Li Y, Huang SS, Luo YH, Wen GQ, Jiang ZL. Guang Pu Xue Yu Guang Pu Fen Xi. 9/8/2015
  • Ruthenium Catalyzed Diastereo- and Enantioselective Coupling of Propargyl Ethers with Alcohols: Siloxy-Crotylation via Hydride Shift Enabled Conversion of Alkynes to ?-Allyls. Liang T, Zhang W, Chen TY, Nguyen KD, Krische MJ. J Am Chem Soc. 8/15/2015
  • Hydride formation thermodynamics and hysteresis in individual Pd nanocrystals with different size and shape. Syrenova S, Wadell C, Nugroho FA, Gschneidtner TA, Diaz Fernandez YA, Nalin G, ?witlik D, Westerlund F, Antosiewicz TJ, Zhdanov VP, Moth-Poulsen K, Langhammer C. Nat Mater. 7/28/2015
  • [Determination of Total Selenium and Arsenic in Coal by Wet Digestion Hydride Generation Atomic Fluorescence Spectrometry (HG-AFS)]. Ni RX, Luo KL. Guang Pu Xue Yu Guang Pu Fen Xi. 7/14/2015
  • Monodisperse Magnesium Hydride Nanoparticles Uniformly Self-Assembled on graphene. Xia G, Tan Y, Chen X, Sun D, Guo Z, Liu H, Ouyang L, Zhu M, Yu X. Adv Mater. 1/28/2015

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We will then evaluate your future needs and assuming the quantity or number of future purchases qualify, we will fully credit your purchase price with the next order. Because of the many variables in the quantity and number of orders you may place, it is impossible to evaluate whether your future order(s) will qualify for this program prior to your placing your next order. Please know American Elements strongly desires to make this free sample program available to you and will make every effort to do so once your next order is placed.