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
Soluble in water, dilute hydrochloric acid.
|Molecular Weight||mol. wt. = 189.7|
Hazards and Safety
Toxic by inhalation. Corrosive. Contact causes irritation and burns.
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