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tantalum chloride[′tant·əl·əm ′klȯr‚īd]
TaCl5 A highly reactive, pale-yellow powder decomposing in moist air; soluble in alcohol and potassium hydroxide; melts at 221°C; used to produce tantalum and as a chemical intermediate. Also known as tantalic chloride; tantalum pentachloride.
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Pure tantalum chloride
(TaCl5) is converted to K2TaF7, which is added to the melt of NaCl and KCl and after that electrochemically reduced from the melt KCl-NaCl-K2TaF7 in the form of metallic tantalum powder (98-99% of Ta).
It is essential to note that the niobium and tantalum chlorides
of the required grade are available on the world market without any limitations.