Agent Name

Titanium trichloride

CAS Number

7705-07-9

Formula

Cl3-Ti

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Titanium chloride; TAC 121; TAC 131; Titanium(III) chloride; Titanous chloride; Trichlorotitanium; [ChemIDplus] Lynx 900; TAC 140; TAC 144; TAS 101; TEN 12; TGY 24; TOS 17; [CAMEO] UN2869 (mixture); UN2441

Category

Metals, Inorganic Compounds

Description

Dark red-violet deliquescent solid; [Merck Index] Purple powder; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used as a reducing agent (nitrate to ammonia), laundry stain remover, and analytical reagent; [Merck Index]

Comments

Unstable and highly reactive; Powder is pyrophoric; Dissociates rapidly from moisture in air; A powerful reducing agent; [Merck Index] A strong reducing agent; Decomposed by moisture evolving hydrochloric acid; Dry powder is pyrophoric; Corrosive to skin and mucous membranes; [CAMEO] Pyrophoric; Reacts violently with water evolving hydrogen chloride gas; Causes burns; Inhalation may cause corrosive injuries to upper respiratory tract; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Adverse Effects
Toxic Pneumonitis

Yes

Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

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