MP Alumina Oxide, 1-3 mm

MP Alumina Oxide, 1-3 mm

Synonyms Alumina; Aluminum oxide; Activated aluminum oxide

CAS Number: 1344-28-1 Molecular Formula: Al2O3 Molecular Weight: 101.96

EC Number: 215-691-6 MDL Number: MFCD00003424

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Product Description

MP EcoChrom™ Aluminium oxide is an amphoteric oxide. It is commonly referred to as alumina (α-alumina), aloxide, or corundum in its crystalline form, as well as many other names, reflecting its widespread occurrence in nature and industry. An oxide of aluminum, occurring in nature as various minerals such as bauxite, corundum, etc. It is used as an adsorbent, desiccating agent, and catalyst, and in the manufacture of dental cements and refractories.

Application Notes

MP EcoChrom™ Aluminium oxide catalyses a variety of reactions that are useful industrially. It is widely used to remove water from gas streams. Also used for its hardness and strength. It is widely used as an abrasive, including as a much less expensive substitute for industrial diamond. Many types of sandpaper use aluminium oxide crystals. In chemistry laboratories, alumina is a medium for chromatography, available in basic (pH 9.5), acidic (pH 4.5 when in water) and neutral formulations , as well as for alcohols, hydrocarbons, steroids, alkaloids and natural pigments. Neutral alumina, (less active than the basic form) is useful for separation of aldehydes, ketones, quinones, esters, lactones, and glucosides. Acidic alumina, is the weakest and least often used type. Alumina is useful for separation of acid pigments and strong acids.It can cause polymerization, condensation and dehydration reactions. Neither acetone nor ethyl acetate should be used as eluants, the latter being subject to saponification. As well, it is used as a dosimeter for radiation protection and therapy applications for its optically stimulated luminescence properties.

Usage Statement

Research Use Only (RUO). Unless otherwise stated in our catalog or other company documentation accompanying the product(s), our products are intended for research use only and are not to be used for any other purpose, which includes but is not limited to, unauthorized commercial uses, in vitro diagnostic uses, ex vivo or in vivo therapeutic uses or any type of consumption or application to humans or animals.

Key Applications

Chromatography | Adsorbants;TLC

Specifications
SKU 0202029-CF
Alternate Names Alumina; Aluminum oxide; Activated aluminum oxide
Application Notes MP EcoChrom™ Aluminium oxide catalyses a variety of reactions that are useful industrially. It is widely used to remove water from gas streams. Also used for its hardness and strength. It is widely used as an abrasive, including as a much less expensive substitute for industrial diamond. Many types of sandpaper use aluminium oxide crystals. In chemistry laboratories, alumina is a medium for chromatography, available in basic (pH 9.5), acidic (pH 4.5 when in water) and neutral formulations , as well as for alcohols, hydrocarbons, steroids, alkaloids and natural pigments. Neutral alumina, (less active than the basic form) is useful for separation of aldehydes, ketones, quinones, esters, lactones, and glucosides. Acidic alumina, is the weakest and least often used type. Alumina is useful for separation of acid pigments and strong acids.It can cause polymerization, condensation and dehydration reactions. Neither acetone nor ethyl acetate should be used as eluants, the latter being subject to saponification. As well, it is used as a dosimeter for radiation protection and therapy applications for its optically stimulated luminescence properties.
Auto Ignition 590 °C (1,094 °F)(Lit.)
Boiling Point ca. 2980 °C(Lit.)
Chemical Class Alumina
Density 3.94 g/cm³ at 20 °C(Lit.)
EC Number 215-691-6
Hazard Statements H317
Applications Chromatography | Adsorbants;TLC
MDL # MFCD00003424
Melting Point ca. 2072 °C
Molecular Formula Al2O3
Molecular Weight 101.96
Particle Size 1-3 mm
Personal Protective Equipment Use personal protective equipment and Avoid contact with skin and eyes
RTECS Number BD1200000
Solubility Insoluble in water.
Storage and Handling Store at Room Temperature (15-30 °C).
Usage Statement Research Use Only (RUO). Unless otherwise stated in our catalog or other company documentation accompanying the product(s), our products are intended for research use only and are not to be used for any other purpose, which includes but is not limited to, unauthorized commercial uses, in vitro diagnostic uses, ex vivo or in vivo therapeutic uses or any type of consumption or application to humans or animals.
Vapor Pressure at 20 °C not applicable