Aluminum hydroxide hydrate

Formula
Al(OH)3.xH2O
Structure
Description
Solid.

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
1330-44-5
Beilstein/Gmelin
1350169 (G)

Properties.
Formula
AlH3O3 . xH2O

Hazards and Protection.
Storage
Store in a tightly closed container. Keep from contact with oxidizing materials. Store in a cool, dry, well-ventilated area away from incompatible substances. Keep away from strong acids.
Handling
Use with adequate ventilation. Avoid contact with skin and eyes. Avoid ingestion and inhalation.
Protection
Eyes: Wear appropriate protective eyeglasses or chemical safety goggles as described by OSHA's eye and face protection regulations in 29 CFR 1910.133 or European Standard EN166. Skin: Wear appropriate gloves to prevent skin exposure. Clothing: Wear appropriate protective clothing to minimize contact with skin.
Respirators
Follow the OSHA respirator regulations found in 29CFR 1910.134 or European Standard EN 149. Always use a NIOSH or European Standard EN 149 approved respirator when necessary.
Small spills/leaks
Vacuum or sweep up material and place into a suitable disposal container. Avoid generating dusty conditions.
Stability
Stable under normal shipping and handling conditions.
Incompatibilities
Can react dangerously with bismuth. Incompatible with strong oxidizing materials, and strong acids such as hydrochloric or sulfuric acid.
Decomposition
Aluminum oxide.

Fire.
Fire fighting
Wear a self-contained breathing apparatus in pressure-demand, MSHA/NIOSH (approved or equivalent), and full protective gear. Extinguishing media: Substance is noncombustible; use agent most appropriate to extinguish surrounding fire.
Health
2
 
Flammability
0
 
 
Reactivity
0
 

Health.
Exposure effects
   Ingestion
Ingestion of large amounts may cause gastrointestinal irritation.
   Inhalation
Low hazard for usual industrial handling. Excessive inhalation may cause minor respiratory irritation.
   Skin
Dust may cause mechanical irritation.
   Eyes
Causes eye irritation.

First aid
 
   Ingestion
If victim is conscious and alert, give 2-4 cupfuls of milk or water. Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person. Get medical aid.
   Inhalation
Remove from exposure to fresh air immediately. If not breathing, give artificial respiration. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen. Get medical aid if cough or other symptoms appear.
   Skin
Flush skin with plenty of soap and water for at least 15 minutes while removing contaminated clothing and shoes. Get medical aid if irritation develops or persists.
   Eyes
Immediately flush eyes with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes, occasionally lifting the upper and lower eyelids. Get medical aid.

Transport.