Titanium tetrachloride

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Colorless, fuming liquid that forms dense white cloud in moist air. Titanium tetrachloride is used to make Iridescent glass and artificial pearls. It was formerly used with Potassium bitartrate as a mordant for dyeing textiles and Leather.

Synonyms and Related Terms

titanium chloride; titanic chloride; tetrachlorotitanium

Chemical structure

Titanium tetrachloride.jpg

Other Properties

Soluble in water, dilute hydrochloric acid.

Composition TiCl4
CAS 7550-45-0
Melting Point -24.1
Density 1.726-1.761
Molecular Weight mol. wt. = 189.7
Boiling Point 136.4

Hazards and Safety

Toxic by inhalation. Corrosive. Contact causes irritation and burns.

LINK: International Chemical Safety Card

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • Michael McCann, Artist Beware, Watson-Guptill Publications, New York City, 1979
  • The Merck Index, Susan Budavari (ed.), Merck Research Labs, Whitehouse Station, NJ, 12th Edition, 1996 Comment: entry 9618
  • Richard S. Lewis, Hawley's Condensed Chemical Dictionary, Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, 10th ed., 1993

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