zirconium tetrachloride

zirconium tetrachloride

[‚zər′kō·nē·əm ¦te·trə′klȯr‚īd]
(inorganic chemistry)
ZrCl4 Toxic, alcohol-soluble, white lustrous crystals; sublimes above 300°C and decomposes in water; used to make pure zirconium and for water-repellent textiles and as an analytical reagent. Also known as zirconium chloride.
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Abstract Zirconium carbide films were grown on graphite slices by chemical vapor deposition using methane, zirconium tetrachloride, and hydrogen as precursors.
In world practice for production of zirconium most widely method of magnesium-thermal reduction from zirconium tetrachloride (Kroll method) is used [3, 4].