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Aluminum Sulfide is a moderately water and acid soluble Aluminum source for uses compatible with sulfates. Sulfate compounds are salts or esters of sulfuric acid formed by replacing one or both of the hydrogens with a metal. Most metal sulfate compounds are readily soluble in water for uses such as water treatment, unlike fluorides and oxides which tend to be insoluble. Organometallic forms are soluble in organic solutions and sometimes in both aqueous and organic solutions. Metallic ions can also be dispersed utilizing suspended or coated nanoparticles and deposited utilizing sputtering targets and evaporation materials for uses such as solar energy materials and fuel cells. Aluminum Sulfide is generally immediately available in most volumes. Ultra high purity and high purity compositions improve both optical quality and usefulness as scientific standards. Nanoscale elemental powders and suspensions, as alternative high surface area forms, may be considered. 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 sulfide (Al2S3), dialuminum sulfur(-2) dihydride anion, sulfanylidene-sulfanylidenealumanylsulfanyl-alumane, Dialuminium trisulphide, thioxo-(thioxoalumanylthio)alumane, sulfanylidene-sulfanylidenealumanylsulfanylalumane, aluminum sulfide (2:3), aluminum sesquisulfide

Chemical Identifiers

Formula Al2S3
CAS 1302-81-4
Pubchem CID 159369
MDL MFCD00014162
EC No. 215-109-0
IUPAC Name dialuminum trisulfide
Beilstein Registry No. N/A
SMILES [Al+3].[Al+3].[S-2].[S-2].[S-2]
InchI Identifier InChI=1S/2Al.3S/q2*+3;3*-2


Compound Formula Al2S3
Molecular Weight 150.16
Appearance gray solid
Melting Point 1,100° C (2,012° F)
Boiling Point 1,500° C (2,732° F)
Density 2.32 g/cm3
Exact Mass 149.879289
Monoisotopic Mass 149.879288 Da

Health & Safety Info  |  MSDS / SDS

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Hazard Statements N/A
Hazard Codes N/A
Risk Codes N/A
Safety Statements N/A
Transport Information N/A
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.

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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.

SSee more Sulfur products. Sulfur (or Sulphur) (atomic symbol: S, atomic number: 16) is a Block P, Group 16, Period 3 element with an atomic radius of 32.066. The number of electrons in each of Sulfur's shells is 2, 8, 6 and its electron configuration is [Ne] 3s2 3p4. In its elemental form, sulfur has a light yellow appearance. The sulfur atom has a covalent radius of 105 pm and a Van der Waals radius of 180 pm. In nature, sulfur can be found in hot springs, meteorites, volcanoes, and as galena, gypsum, and epsom salts. Sulfur has been known since ancient times but was not accepted as an element until 1777, when Antoine Lavoisier helped to convince the scientific community that it was an element and not a compound.


Recent Research & Development for Sulfur

  • Characterization of a novel thiosulfate dehydrogenase from a marine acidophilic sulfur-oxidizing bacterium, Acidithiobacillus thiooxidans strain SH. Sharmin S, Yoshino E, Kanao T, Kamimura K. Biosci Biotechnol Biochem. 9/30/2015
  • Metatranscriptomic analysis of a high-sulfide aquatic spring reveals insights into sulfur cycling and unexpected aerobic metabolism. Spain AM, Elshahed MS, Najar FZ, Krumholz LR. PeerJ. 9/29/2015
  • Epigenetic modulations in early endothelial cells and DNA hypermethylation in human skin after sulfur mustard exposure. Steinritz D, Schmidt A, Balszuweit F, Thiermann H, Simons T, Striepling E, Bölck B, Bloch W. Toxicol Lett. 9/29/2015
  • A Foldable Lithium-Sulfur Battery. Li L, Wu ZP, Sun H, Chen D, Gao J, Suresh S, Chow P, Singh CV, Koratkar N. ACS Nano. 9/24/2015
  • Sulfur Dioxide-Pyridine Dimer. FTIR and Theoretical Evidence for a Low-Symmetry Structure. Keller JW. J Phys Chem A. 9/22/2015
  • Bottom-up, hard template and scalable approaches toward designing nanostructured Li2S for high performance lithium sulfur batteries. Chen L, Liu Y, Dietz-Rago N, Shaw LL. Nanoscale. 9/18/2015
  • Visualising the problems with balancing lithium-sulfur batteries by "mapping" internal resistance. Lacey MJ, Edström K, Brandell D. Chem Commun (Camb). 9/9/2015
  • Simple spectrophotometry method for the determination of sulfur dioxide in an alcohol-thionyl chloride reaction. Zheng J, Tan F, Hartman R. Anal Chim Acta. 9/9/2015
  • Sulfide-based mixotrophic denitrification for treatment of sulfur, nitrogen and carbon-contaminated wastewater. Wei L, Xiao L, Lei L, Jianguo L. J Environ Biol. 9/8/2015

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 Sulfides

  • Dimethyl Sulfide-Dimethyl Ether and Ethylene Oxide-Ethylene Sulfide Complexes Investigated by Fourier Transform Microwave Spectroscopy and Ab Initio Calculation. Kawashima Y, Tatamitani Y, Mase T, Hirota E. J Phys Chem A. 10/14/2015
  • Effects of hydrogen sulfide on myocardial fibrosis in diabetic rats: Changes in matrix metalloproteinases parameters. Xiao T, Zeng O, Luo J, Wu Z, Li F, Yang J. Biomed Mater Eng. 9/30/2015
  • Diaryl sulfide analogs of combretastatin A-4: Toxicogenetic, immunomodulatory and apoptotic evaluations and prospects for use as a new chemotherapeutic drug. Carvalho PC, Santos EA, Schneider BU, Matuo R, Pesarini JR, Cunha-Laura AL, Monreal AC, Lima DP, Antoniolli AC, Oliveira RJ. Environ Toxicol Pharmacol. 9/30/2015
  • Metatranscriptomic analysis of a high-sulfide aquatic spring reveals insights into sulfur cycling and unexpected aerobic metabolism. Spain AM, Elshahed MS, Najar FZ, Krumholz LR. PeerJ. 9/29/2015
  • Imaging of living cells and zebrafish in vivo using a ratiometric fluorescent probe for hydrogen sulfide. Liu T, Lin J, Li Z, Lin L, Shen Y, Zhu H, Qian Y. Analyst. 9/29/2015
  • Tin sulfide and selenide clusters soluble in organic solvents with the core structures of Sn4S6 and Sn4Se6. Zhong M, Yang Z, Yi Y, Zhang D, Sun K, Roesky HW, Yang Y. Dalton Trans. 9/29/2015
  • Oxidative injury induced by cadmium sulfide nanoparticles in A549 cells and rat lungs. Wang J, Jiang C, Alattar M, Hu X, Ma D, Liu H, Meng C, Cao F, Li W, Li Q. Inhal Toxicol. 9/23/2015
  • Colorimetric detection of biological hydrogen sulfide using fluorosurfactant functionalized gold nanorods. Zhang X, Zhou W, Yuan Z, Lu C. Analyst. 9/3/2015
  • Sodium-ion storage properties of nickel sulfide hollow nanospheres/reduced graphene oxide composite powders prepared by a spray drying process and the nanoscale Kirkendall effect. Park GD, Cho JS, Kang YC. Nanoscale. 7/3/2015
  • Mass spectrometric analysis of rat cerebrospinal fluid proteins following exposure to the neurotoxicant carbonyl sulfide. Lardinois O, Kirby PJ, Morgan DL, Sills RC, Tomer KB, Deterding LJ. Rapid Commun Mass Spectrom. 3/7/2011

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