Titanium trichloride

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Dark violet, unstable, deliquescent crystals. Titanium trichloride is a very strong reducing agent that is used for stripping dyes and bleaching stains.

Synonyms and Related Terms

titanous chloride; titanium (III) chloride

Chemical structure

Titanium trichloride.jpg

Other Properties

Soluble in ethanol, acetonitrile, water (generates heat). Slightly soluble in chloroform. Insoluble in ether and hydrocarbons.

Composition TiCl3
CAS 7705-07-9
Melting Point 440 (dec)
Density 2.6
Molecular Weight mol. wt. = 154.23

Hazards and Safety

Fire risk in the presence of organic compounds. Decomposes in moist air with substantial generation of heat. Corrosive. Skin contact causes irritation and burns.

Fisher Scientific: MSDS

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • Richard S. Lewis, Hawley's Condensed Chemical Dictionary, Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, 10th ed., 1993
  • The Merck Index, Martha Windholz (ed.), Merck Research Labs, Rahway NJ, 10th edition, 1983 Comment: entry 9620
  • Hermann Kuhn, Conservation and Restoration of Works of Art and Antiquities, Butterworths, London, 1986
  • Website address 1 Comment: www.hants.org.uk/museums/ofr/cmeth_t.html