Titanium tetrachloride

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Description

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