"In recent years, considerable interest has been shown in the manufacture of titanium metal because of its outstanding properties both physical and chemical. The commercial process for the preparation of metallic titanium, known as the Kroll process, consists essentially of the reduction of titanium tetrachloride with magnesium in an inert atmosphere to produce titanium metal with magnesium chloride as a by-product.
Since, titanium tetrachloride is the basic compound from which to prepare metallic titanium by the Kroll process, much thought has been given to the preparation of titanium tetrachloride from titanium ores such as rutile or ilmenite.
The present work has been concentrated on the preparation of titanium tetrachloride from rutile. Rutile was first reduced to titanium nitride or other nitrogen compounds and then these compounds were subjected to treatment with chlorine gas. The preparation of titanium nitride or other nitrogen compounds from rutile and titanium tetrachloride from the prepared compounds has been studied and discussed separately"--Introduction, page 1.
Schlechten, A. W.
Materials Science and Engineering
M.S. in Metallurgical Engineering
Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy
iv, 62 pages
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Titanium tetrachloride -- Metallurgy
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Sen, Nalin, "The preparation of titanium tetrachloride from rutile" (1955). Masters Theses. 2592.