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
Soluble in ethanol, acetonitrile, water (generates heat). Slightly soluble in chloroform. Insoluble in ether and hydrocarbons.
|Melting Point||440 (dec)|
|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