Aluminium acetotartrate

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Aluminium acetotartrate
Skeletal formula of aluminium acetotartrate
Ball-and-stick model of the aluminium acetotartrate molecule
Systematic (IUPAC) name
(acetato-κO) [2,3-dihydroxybutanedioato(2-)-κO1,κO4] aluminium
Clinical data
AHFS/ International Drug Names
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CAS Registry Number 15930-12-8
ATC code S02AA04 C05AX01
Synonyms Aluminum acetotartrate
Chemical data
Formula C6H7AlO8
Molecular mass 234.10 g/mol
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Aluminium acetotartrate (or ALSOL) is an organic acid, astringent, and disinfectant. It is the aluminium salt of acetic acid and tartaric acid.[1][2]


Aluminium acetotartrate occurs as colorless or yellowish crystals, freely but exceedingly slowly soluble in water and insoluble in alcohol and ether.[1]


Aluminium acetotartrate is employed in 0.5–2% solutions as a nasal douche in affections of the respiratory tract, in 1–3% solutions as a substitute for solution of aluminium acetate, in concentrated solution as a lotion in frostbite and balanitis, and as a snuff with boric acid in atrophic rhinitis.[1] It is also used as an antiseptic vulnerary ointment cream.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d "Modern Materia Medica". Druggists Circular 3: 17. 1912. Retrieved 2010-05-10. 
  2. ^ EU EP0420927