Fluellite

  • Aluminum trifluoride hydrate
  • Aluminum fluoride monohydrate
Formula
AlF3 : H2O
Structure
Description
Pale yellow to white bipyramids.
Uses
Collected by minerial collectors.

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
32287-65-3
25 36/37/38
26 36/37/39 45
UN (DOT)
3288
Merck
13,341
Beilstein/Gmelin
41052 (G)

Properties.
Formula
AlF3H2O
Formula mass
101.99
Melting point, °C
2280
Density
2.17 g/cm3 (20 C)
Solubility in water
Soluble
Refractive index
1.473

Hazards and Protection.
Storage
Keep tightly closed.
Protection
Compatible chemical-resistant gloves. Chemical safety goggles.
Respirators
Government approved respirator.
Small spills/leaks
Sweep up, place in a bag and hold for waste disposal. Avoid raising dust. Ventilate area and wash spill site after material pickup is complete.
Stability
Stable at normal temperatures and pressures.
Incompatibilities
Acids.
Decomposition
Hydrogen fluoride, Aluminum oxide.

Fire.
Fire fighting
Extinguish using Water spray. Carbon dioxide, dry chemical powder, or appropriate foam. Wear self-contained breathing apparatus and protective clothing to prevent contact with skin and eyes.
Fire potential
Non-Combustible
Hazards
Emits toxic fumes under fire conditions.
Combustion products
Fire may produce irritating, corrosive and/or toxic gases.
Health
2
 
Flammability
0
 
 
Reactivity
0
 

Health.
Poison_Class
3
Exposure effects
Toxic. Toxic if swallowed. Irritating to eyes, respiratory system and skin.
   Ingestion
Toxic if swallowed.
   Inhalation
May be harmful if inhaled. Material is irritating to mucous membranes and upper respiratory tract.
   Skin
Causes skin irritation. May be harmful if absorbed through the skin.
   Eyes
Causes eye irritation.

First aid
 
   Ingestion
If swallowed, wash out mouth with water provided person is conscious. Call a physician immediately.
   Inhalation
If inhaled, remove to fresh air. If not breathing give artificial respiration. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen.
   Skin
In case of skin contact, flush with copious amounts of water for at least 15 minutes. Remove contaminated clothing and shoes. Call a physician.
   Eyes
In case of contact with eyes, flush with copious amounts of water for at least 15 minutes. Assure adequate flushing by separating the eyelids with fingers. Call a physician.

Transport.
UN number
3288
Response guide
Hazard class
6.1
Packing Group
III