Kinetics of Titanium(IV) Chloride Oxidation

Sotiris E. Pratsinis, Hebi Bai, Pratim Biswas, Michael Frenklach, Sebastian V.R. Mastrangelo

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The oxidation rate of TiCl4 vapor was measured by FTIR spectroscopy between 700° and 1000°C in a furnace aerosol reactor. The reaction rate was found to be first order with respect to TiCl4 and to follow the Arrhenius form. The apparent activation energy for the reaction was 88.8 ± 3.2 kJ/mol and the preexponential factor 8.26 × 104 s−1. A kinetic mechanism for the oxidation of TiCl4 was proposed that was consistent with the observed dependence of oxygen concentration on the apparent rate constant.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2158-2162
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of the American Ceramic Society
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jul 1990
Externally publishedYes


  • chlorides
  • kinetics
  • oxidation
  • titania
  • titanium

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Materials Chemistry


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