Aluminum chloride is a main combination of aluminum and chlorine. It is a white compound, but often samples of it are contaminated with iron trichloride, which can end up giving it a yellowish tinge. Its solid form has a low boiling and melting point, and its uses vary according to the industry in which it is being used. As a solid, it is produced and utilized in the production of aluminium, though larger amounts of compound may be utilized in various industrial and chemical based sectors.
The compound is commonly known as a Lewis acid as well. It is one of the most common examples of inorganic compounds that crack when they are subjected to mild temperatures. In this chemical reaction, the often change from a polymer compound to a monomer. It has been established that the mixture is a neurotoxin and should always be handled with extreme care and consideration.