Aluminum Chlorohydrate

Al12Cl(OH)24

Uses for aluminum chlorohydrate

  • Deodorant
  • Antiperspirant
  • Coagulant in water purification (because of its high charge)

Properties

  • Soluble in water with a release of heat
  • Non-combustible, may decompose upon heating to produce corrosive and toxic fumes
  • Inhalation, ingestion, or skin contact with material may cause severe injury or death

Antiperspirants

Facts about aluminum chlorohydrate

  • When used to purify water, it has little impact on the pH of the water
  • Has shown association with Alzheimer's Disease and breast cancer
  • Blocks sweat by temporarily plugging sweat ducts