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Old 03-11-2009, 09:50 PM
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Update from the MSDS datasheet. Seems your hunch is correct.

10. Stability and Reactivity
Stable under ordinary conditions of use and storage. Heat and sunlight can contribute to instability.
Hazardous Decomposition Products:
Carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide may form when heated to decomposition.
Hazardous Polymerization:
Will not occur.
Heat, flame, strong oxidizers, acetaldehyde, acids, chlorine, ethylene oxide, hydrogen-palladium combination, hydrogen peroxide-sulfuric acid combination, potassium tert-butoxide, hypochlorous acid, isocyanates, nitroform, phosgene, aluminum, oleum and perchloric acid.
Conditions to Avoid:
Heat, flames, ignition sources and incompatibles.

Appears it does the same as a primary alcohol with sodium metal and forms a Al salt (aluminium isopropoxide). The hydrogen is knocked of the hydroxy group and forms hydrogen gas, The Al dissolves forms a salt.


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