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.
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Manning and Parkin have demonstrated a laboratory version of a process in which newly made glass, still at 550[degrees]C, is exposed at atmospheric pressure to steam combined with two gases: vanadium oxytrichloride and tungsten hexachloride. The vapors adsorb onto the glass surface and react chemically there to form a coating less than a hundredth the thickness of a human hair.