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14713 7550-45-0 Titanium(IV) chloride, 99.0% min, typically 99.6% Titanium tetrachloride Titanic chloride Alfa Aesar


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Titanium(IV) chloride, 99.0% min, typically 99.6%

CAS: 7550-45-0 MDL: MFCD00011267  EINECS: 231-441-9
UN#:UN1838Hazard Class:6.1Packing Group:I
Alternate Name: Titanium tetrachloride
Titanic chloride


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Chemical Properties

Formula: Cl4Ti  Density: 1.726
Formula weight: 189.69  Refractive Index: 1.61
Form: Liquid Sensitivity: Moisture Sensitive
Melting point: -25° Solubility: Soluble in dilute hydrochloric acid, alcohol and alkalies.
Boiling point: 136-137° 

Literature References

Moderately strong Lewis acid with extremely wide application. Review of use in organic synthesis: Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 16, 817 (1977). Brief feature: Synlett, 364 (2002).

Examples of reactions mediated by TiCl4:

Conversion of ketones to N-alkylimines: Org. Synth. Coll., 6, 818 (1988); Acta Chem. Scand., 46, 1211 (1992). Aldol condensation of aryl ketones with aryl aldehydes: Tetrahedron Lett., 28, 4135 (1987). Crossed aldol condensation of silyl enol ethers with carbonyl compounds: J. Am. Chem. Soc., 96, 7503 (1974); Org. Synth. Coll., 8, 323 (1993). ɑ-Tert-alkylation of ketones by reaction of the silyl enol ether with a tertiary halide: Org. Synth. Coll., 7, 424 (1990); review: Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 21, 96 (1982); see also Zinc chloride, A16281. Michael addition of silyl enol ethers to ɑß-enones: Org. Synth. Coll., 8, 210 (1993). For conjugate allylation of ɑß-enones, see Allyl­trimethyl­silane, A14662. Regiospecific [3+2] annulation of enones with silylated allenes: J. Am. Chem. Soc., 103, 1604 (1981); Tetrahedron, 39, 935 (1983); Org. Synth. Coll., 8, 347 (1993):

For use in a diastereoselective Mannich reaction, see: Helv. Chim. Acta, 67, 1593 (1984). Also used in combination with reducing agents for the generation of low-valent Ti species, which effect the reduction of various functional groups:

In combination with NaI, for reduction of amine oxides and nitrones to amines: Chem. Ber., 123, 647 (1990); and sulfoxides to sulfides: Synthesis, 155 (1991). With Mg, for deoxygenation of aromatic N-oxides: Synthesis, 732 (1987). With LAH for the otherwise difficult reduction of sulfones to sulfides: J. Chem. Soc., Chem. Commun., 761 (1994). Reviews of low-valent titanium reagents in organic synthesis: Synthesis, 883 (1989); J. Organomet. Chem., 405, 1 (1991); J. Prakt. Chem./ Chem. Ztg., 337, 250 (1995).


In manufacture of titanium pigments and metal, as a catalyst in organic syntheses, in iridescent glass, as a smoke screen

Other References

Merck: 14,9478
UN#: UN1838
Harmonized Tariff Code: 2827.39

GHS Hazard and Precautionary Statements

Hazard Statements : H314

Causes severe skin burns and eye damage.

Precautionary Statements : P260-P303+P361+P353-P305+P351+P338-P301+P330+P331-P405-P501A

Do not breathe dust/fume/gas/mist/vapours/spray. IF ON SKIN (or hair): Remove/Take off immediately all contaminated clothing. Rinse skin with water/shower. IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing. IF SWALLOWED: Rinse mouth. Do NOT induce vomiting. Store locked up. Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.


Risk & Safety

Risk Phrases: 14-34
Reacts violently with water. Causes burns.
Safety Phrases: 7/8-26-36/37/39-45
Keep container tightly closed and dry. In case of contact with eyes, rinse immediately with plenty of water and seek medical advice. Wear suitable protective clothing, gloves and eye/face protection. In case of accident or if you feel unwell, seek medical advice immediately (show the label where possible).
RTECS: XR1925000