Aluminium Nitrate Nonahydrate
Aluminum Nitrate is a white, water-soluble salt of aluminum and nitric acid that commonly exist as the crystalline hydrate, aluminum nitrate nonahydrate, Al(NO3)3 ∙ 9H2O. It is prepared by reacting nitric acid with aluminum (III) chloride. Aluminum nitrate is a strong oxidizing agent which makes it great for tanning leather, antiperspirants, corrosion inhibitors, extraction of uranium, petroleum refining, and as a nitrating agent. The nonahydrate and other hydrated aluminum nitrates have many applications. These salts are used to prepare alumina for preparation of insulating papers, in cathode ray tube heating elements, and on transformer core laminates. These salts can also be used for the extraction of actinide elements.