Zirconium(IV) Chloride


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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


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

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

ZrSee 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. The 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. In 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.


Recent Research & Development for Zirconium

  • Small is Beautiful: The Unusual Transformation of Nanocrystalline Layered ?-Zirconium Phosphate into a New 3D Structure. Pica M, Vivani R, Donnadio A, Troni E, Fop S, Casciola M. Inorg Chem. 9/29/2015
  • Gas Barrier Hybrid Coatings by Assembling of Novel Poly Vinyl Alcohol and Reduced graphene Oxide Layers through Crosslinking with Zirconium Adducts. Yan N, Capezzuto F, Buonocore GG, Lavorgna M, Xia H, Ambrosio L. ACS Appl Mater Interfaces. 9/28/2015
  • CORR Insights®: Oxidized Zirconium Head on Crosslinked Polyethylene Liner in Total Hip Arthroplasty: A 7- to 12-year In Vivo Comparative Wear Study. Grübl AJ. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 9/28/2015
  • [Adsorption Characteristics of Nitrate and Phosphate from Aqueous Solution on Zirconium-Hexadecyltrimethylammonium Chloride Modified Activated Carbon]. Zheng WJ, Lin JW, Zhan YH, Wang H. Huan Jing Ke Xue. 9/28/2015
  • Effectivity of air-abrasive powder based on glycine and tricalcium phosphate in removal of initial biofilm on titanium and zirconium oxide surfaces in an ex vivo model. John G, Becker J, Schwarz F. Clin Oral Investig. 9/25/2015
  • Ultraporous, Water Stable, and Breathing Zirconium-based Metal-Organic Frameworks with ftw topology. Deria P, Gomez-Gualdron DA, Bury W, Schaef HT, Wang TC, Thallapally PK, Sarjeant AA, Snurr RQ, Hupp JT, Farha OK. J Am Chem Soc. 9/25/2015
  • Comment on "Zirconium-Carbon Hybrid Sorbent for Removal of Fluoride from Water: Oxalic Acid Mediated Zr(IV) Assembly and Adsorption Mechanism". Zhao Y. Environ Sci Technol. 9/21/2015
  • Oxidized Zirconium Head on Crosslinked Polyethylene Liner in Total Hip Arthroplasty: A 7- to 12-year In Vivo Comparative Wear Study. Karidakis GK, Karachalios T. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 9/15/2015
  • Effect of surface treatments on the bond strength between resin cement and differently sintered zirconium-oxide ceramics. Yenisey M, Dede DÖ, Rona N. J Prosthodont Res. 9/8/2015
  • Sodium zirconium cyclosilicate (ZS-9) treatment in patients with serum potassium >6.5 mEq/L. Rasmussen H. J Community Hosp Intern Med Perspect. 8/20/2015

Recent Research & Development for Chlorides

  • Reduction of cytotoxicity of benzalkonium chloride and octenidine by Brilliant Blue G. Bartok M, Tandon R, Alfaro-Espinoza G, Ullrich MS, Gabel D. EXCLI J. 10/14/2015
  • Crystal structure of 4,6-di-amino-2,2-dimethyl-3-[3-(2,4,5-tri-chloro-phen-oxy)prop-oxy]-2,3-di-hydro-1,3,5-triazin-1-ium chloride methanol monosolvate. Khongsuk P, Prabpai S, Kongsaeree P. Acta Crystallogr E Crystallogr Commun. 10/5/2015
  • Oxidative Dimerization of Silylallenes via Activation of the Allenic C(sp2)-H Bond Catalyzed by Copper(I) Chloride and N-Hydroxyphthalimide. Sabbasani VR, Lee D. Org Lett. 9/28/2015
  • The antimicrobial activity of free and immobilized poly (diallyldimethylammonium) chloride in nanoparticles of poly (methylmethacrylate). Sanches LM, Petri DF, de Melo Carrasco LD, Carmona-Ribeiro AM. J Nanobiotechnology. 9/24/2015
  • Genomic and chromosomal damage in the marine mussel Mytilus galloprovincialis: Effects of the combined exposure to titanium dioxide nanoparticles and cadmium chloride. Rocco L, Santonastaso M, Nigro M, Mottola F, Costagliola D, Bernardeschi M, Guidi P, Lucchesi P, Scarcelli V, Corsi I, Stingo V, Frenzilli G. Mar Environ Res. 9/23/2015
  • Synthesis, Fluorescence Spectra, Redox Property and the DNA Binding Studies of 7-phenylacenaphtho[1,2-b]quinoxalin-7-ium chloride: Evidences of the Formation of Neutral Radical Analogue. Kundu S, Banerjee A, De A, Khan AY, Kumar GS, Bhadra R, Ghosh P. J Fluoresc. 9/21/2015
  • Effects of sodium chloride exposure on ion regulation in larvae (glochidia) of the freshwater mussel Lampsilis fasciola. Nogueira LS, Bianchini A, Wood CM, Loro VL, Higgins S, Gillis PL. Ecotoxicol Environ Saf. 9/15/2015
  • Fucosterol protects cobalt chloride induced inflammation by the inhibition of hypoxia-inducible factor through PI3K/Akt pathway. Sun Z, Mohamed MA, Park SY, Yi TH. Int Immunopharmacol. 9/7/2015
  • Nickel chloride (NiCl2)-caused inflammatory responses via activation of NF-?B pathway and reduction of anti-inflammatory mediator expression in the kidney. Guo H, Deng H, Cui H, Peng X, Fang J, Zuo Z, Deng J, Wang X, Wu B, Chen K. Oncotarget. 9/2/2015
  • Expanding Spectrum of Sodium Potassium Chloride Co-transporters in the Pathophysiology of Diseases. Jaggi AS, Kaur A, Bali A, Singh N. Curr Neuropharmacol. 4/21/2015

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We will then evaluate your future needs and assuming the quantity or number of future purchases qualify, we will fully credit your purchase price with the next order. Because of the many variables in the quantity and number of orders you may place, it is impossible to evaluate whether your future order(s) will qualify for this program prior to your placing your next order. Please know American Elements strongly desires to make this free sample program available to you and will make every effort to do so once your next order is placed.