Hygroscopic zirconium salt that is used as a reagent in the preparation of silicone plastics and some water-repellent treatments for textiles. White, water-resistant leathers are produced using zirconium chloride and zirconium sulfate as tanning agents.
Synonyms and Related Terms
zirconium tetrachloride; zirconium (IV) chloride
Soluble in water, ether. Decomposes in water forming hydrochloric acid and ZrOCl2.
|Molecular Weight||mol. wt. = 233.03|
|Boiling Point||331 (sublimes)|
Hazards and Safety
Fisher Scientific: MSDS
Sources Checked for Data in Record
- Hermann Kuhn, Conservation and Restoration of Works of Art and Antiquities, Butterworths, London, 1986
- Matt Roberts, Don Etherington, Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books: a Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington DC, 1982
- The Merck Index, Martha Windholz (ed.), Merck Research Labs, Rahway NJ, 10th edition, 1983 Comment: entry 10307