Aluminium Sulfate

(rINN)

💊 Chemical information

Aliuminio sulfatas; Alumiinisulfaatti; Aluminii sulfas; Aluminii Sulfas Hydricus; Aluminio, sulfato de; Aluminium, sulfate d’; Aluminium Sulfuricum; Aluminium Sulphate; Aluminium Trisulphate; Aluminiumsulfat; Alumínium-szulfát; Aluminum Sulfate; E520; Glinu siarczan; Síran hlinitý hydrát.
Chemical formula: Al2(SO4)3,xH2O = 342.2 (anhydrous).
CAS — 10043-01-3 (anhydrous aluminium sulfate); 17927-65-0 (aluminium sulfate hydrate).

Pharmacopoeias.

In Eur., Int., and US.

Ph. Eur. 6.2

(Aluminium Sulphate). Colourless lustrous crystals or crystalline masses. It contains 51 to 59% of Al 2 (SO 4 ) 3 . Soluble in cold water; freely soluble in hot water; practically insoluble in alcohol. Store in airtight containers.

USP 31

(Aluminum Sulfate). Contains 54 to 59% of Al 2 (SO 4 ) 3 . An odourless, white, crystalline powder, shining plates, or crystalline fragments. Soluble 1 in 1 of water; insoluble in alcohol. The pH of a 5% solution in water is not less than 2.9.

💊 Profile

Aluminium sulfate has an action similar to that of alum but is more astringent. A 20% solution is used for the treatment of envenomation by certain insects and marine organisms. The aluminium may cause precipitation of the proteins contained within the venoms thus reducing local toxicity. Aluminium sulfate is also included in astringent preparations intended to soothe irritating skin conditions. Aluminium sulfate is also used in the preparation of aluminium acetate solutions.

Adverse effects.

Possible adverse effects or toxicity associated with aluminium, or aluminium salts such as aluminium sulfate, in the public water supply are discussed under Aluminium.

💊 Preparations

USP 31: Aluminum Subacetate Topical Solution; Aluminum Sulfate and Calcium Acetate for Topical Solution; Aluminum Sulfate and Calcium Acetate Tablets for Topical Solution.

Proprietary Preparations

Austral.: Stingose; Hong Kong: Stingose; NZ: Stingose; S.Afr.: Stingose†; UK: Stingose. Multi-ingredient: Arg.: Gineseptina†; Ger.: Tannolil†; Hung.: Burofix†; Mex.: Domeboro; USA: Bluboro†; Boropak†; Domeboro; Ostiderm; Pedi-Boro Soak Paks.
Published December 06, 2018.