Gallium Trichloride

Gallium trichloride  is colorless needle-like hygroscopicity crystal, which fume when contact with moist in air and hydrolyze. It reacts violently in air. GaCl3 is covalent minor metal salt, which is bipolymer when its gas is at about 270℃. It tend to dissolve in water and emit a lot of heat. GaCl3 also tend to dissolve in ether, benzene and other organic solvents, when dissolve in liquid ammonia, it forms ammonia complex. When temperature is less than the heating point, gallium(III) chloride tend to sublime in vacuum. Gallium metal or gallium(III) oxide is the raw material.

Gallium Trichloride

CAS No.:13450-90-3 EC No.:236-610-0 Molecular Formula:GaCl3 Molecular Weight:176.08
Density:2.47 Melting Point:77.9℃ Boiling Point:201.3℃ UN 3260 8/PG 2


Gallium trichloride is catalyst for organic reactions.