Metalorganics or organometallic substances can be highly reactive compounds. Many concentrated metal alkyls and aluminoxanes or their solutions are pyrophoric, meaning they ignite spontaneously upon exposure with air. In addition, metal alkyls and aluminoxanes can react violently with water.
However, metalorganics can be handled safely with the proper knowledge of handling techniques, carefully designed facilities and thorough training of personnel using written procedures. Properly trained personnel can give proper attention to these compounds in order to handle them confidently and safely.