What can I do with Aluminium Chloride?

 I recently made some Aluminium Chloride by electrolysis and evaporated the water off and powdered the crystals.

I have about half a 35mm film canister full *That's a standard unit of measurement you know :-)*
Just wondering what I can do with it. (Maybe try and get the Aluminium back?).

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lemonie7 years ago
You can make powerful antiperspirant (if you know any really-sweaty people) - 20% w/v in ethanol (or strong vodka), otherwise not a lot of use.

mad magoo7 years ago
            I'm not sure if I would use this as a deodorant.  I mean, the amounts in normal deodorant are (I think) far less than half of a film canister, and even then there are some claims as to health problems resulting from it.  I really don't have any sources or stuff to back this up, just stuff I've heard various places.  Also, be careful if you're using NaCl as an electrolyte--I used to use it for electrolysis, until I learned that when you electrolyse NaCl in water, you get hydrogen and Chlorine gases.  

Anyway, sorry I don't have any good ideas on how to use the stuff.   
lemonie7 years ago
Sweat contains salt anyway, and it won't dissolve in ethanol (much at all if any)

kelseymh7 years ago
Get together with nitsnhn, and fill his bottles...
lemonie7 years ago
It screws-up sweat glands, it's a super-effective yet a bit aggressive solution for excessive sweating. If you know sweaty-people who might have a problem with it you might sell the stuff, but remember that you're not a pharmacist - it's usu. an over-the-counter preparation. You should not consider using it unless you have a problem with excess-sweat under normal circumstances.