tungsten hexachloride

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tungsten hexachloride

[′təŋ·stən ¦hek·sə′klȯr‚īd]
(inorganic chemistry)
WCl6 Dark blue or violet crystals with a melting point of 275°C; soluble in organic solvents; used for tungsten coatings on base metals and as a catalyst for olefin polymers.