Title: Aluminum Sulfide
CAS Registry Number: 1302-81-4
Molecular Formula: Al2S3
Molecular Weight: 150.16
Percent Composition: Al 35.94%, S 64.06%
Literature References: Prepd by heating aluminum with sulfur: Flahaut, Compt. Rend. 232, 334 (1951); Becher in Handbook of Preparative Inorganic Chemistry vol. 1, G. Brauer, Ed. (Academic Press, New York, 2nd ed., 1963) p 823.
Properties: Yellowish-gray, compact lumps; H2S odor; decomposes in moist air to a gray powder. d 2.02. mp 1100°. Hydrolyzed by water to Al(OH)3 and H2S. Keep tightly closed.
Melting point: mp 1100°
Density: d 2.02