Zirconium(IV) Chloride



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ZR4-CL-02 (2N) 99% Zirconium(IV) Chloride Request
ZR4-CL-03 (3N) 99.9% Zirconium(IV) Chloride Request
ZR4-CL-04 (4N) 99.99% Zirconium(IV) Chloride Request
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Compound Formula Cl4Zr
Molecular Weight 233.04
Appearance white crystals
Melting Point 437° C (818.6° F)
Boiling Point 331° C (627.8° F)
Density 2.8 g/cm3
Exact Mass 231.777165
Monoisotopic Mass 229.780106

Health & Safety Info  |  MSDS / SDS

Signal Word Danger
Hazard Statements H302-H314
Hazard Codes C
Risk Codes 14-22-34
Safety Statements 26-36/37/39-45
RTECS Number ZH7175000
Transport Information UN 2503 8/PG 3
WGK Germany 3
Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling (GHS) N/A


Chloride IonZirconium(IV) Chloride (Zirconium Tetrachloride) is an excellent water soluble crystalline Zirconium source for uses compatible with chlorides. Chloride compounds can conduct electricity when fused or dissolved in water. Chloride materials can be decomposed by electrolysis to chlorine gas and the metal. They are formed through various chlorination processes whereby at least one chlorine anion (Cl-) is covalently bonded to the relevant metal or cation. Ultra high purity and proprietary formulations can be prepared. The chloride ion controls fluid equilibrium and pH levels in metabolic systems. They can form either inorganic or organic compounds. Zirconium Chloride is generally immediately available in most volumes. High purity, submicron and nanopowder forms may be considered. We also produce Zirconium Chloride Solution. American Elements produces to many standard grades when applicable, including Mil Spec (military grade); ACS, Reagent and Technical Grade; Food, Agricultural and Pharmaceutical Grade; Optical Grade, USP and EP/BP (European Pharmacopoeia/British Pharmacopoeia) and follows applicable ASTM testing standards. Typical and custom packaging is available, as is additional research, technical and safety (MSDS) data. Please contact us above for information on specifications, lead time and pricing.


Zirconium(4+) chloride; Zirconium tetrachloride; Zirconium(4+) tetrachloride; Tetrachlorozirconium; Zirconium chloride, tetra-

Chemical Identifiers

Formula ZrCl4
CAS 10026-11-6
Pubchem CID 24817
MDL MFCD00011306
EC No. 233-058-2
IUPAC Name tetrachlorozirconium
Beilstein Registry No. N/A
SMILES Cl[Zr](Cl)(Cl)Cl
InchI Identifier InChI=1S/4ClH.Zr/h4*1H;/q;;;;+4/p-4

Packaging Specifications

Typical bulk packaging includes palletized plastic 5 gallon/25 kg. pails, fiber and steel drums to 1 ton super sacks in full container (FCL) or truck load (T/L) quantities. Research and sample quantities and hygroscopic, oxidizing or other air sensitive materials may be packaged under argon or vacuum. Shipping documentation includes a Certificate of Analysis and Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS). Solutions are packaged in polypropylene, plastic or glass jars up to palletized 440 gallon liquid totes.

Related Products & Element Information

See more Zirconium products. Zirconium (atomic symbol: Zr, atomic number: 40) is a Block D, Group 4, Period 5 element with an atomic weight of 91.224. Zirconium Bohr ModelThe number of electrons in each of Zirconium's shells is 2, 8, 18, 10, 2 and its electron configuration is [Kr] 4d2 5s2. The zirconium atom has a radius of 160 pm and a Van der Waals radius of 186 pm. Zirconium was discovered by Martin Heinrich Klaproth in 1789 and first isolated by Jöns Jakob Berzelius in 1824. Elemental ZirconiumIn its elemental form, zirconium has a silvery white appearance that is similar to titanium. Zirconium's principal mineral is zircon (zirconium silicate). Zirconium is commercially produced as a byproduct of titanium and tin mining and has many applications as a opacifier and a refractory material. It is not found in nature as a free element. The name of zirconium comes from the mineral zircon, the most important source of zirconium, and from the Persian wordzargun, meaning gold-like. For more information on zirconium, including properties, safety data, research, and American Elements' catalog of zirconium products, visit the Zirconium element page.