Germanium Tetrachloride
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Title: Germanium Tetrachloride
CAS Registry Number: 10038-98-9
CAS Name: Tetrachlorogermane
Additional Names: germanium(IV) chloride
Molecular Formula: Cl4Ge
Molecular Weight: 214.45
Percent Composition: Cl 66.13%, Ge 33.87%
Line Formula: GeCl4
Literature References: Prepd from Ge and Cl2 or GeO2 and HCl: Bauer, Burschkies, Ber. 66, 277 (1933); Foster et al., Inorg. Synth. 2, 109 (1946).
Properties: Mobile liq. Fumes in air. Peculiar, acidic odor, but can be distinguished from that of concd HCl. Appreciably volatile at room temp. d2020 1.879. bp760 83.1°. mp -49.5°. Hydrolyzed by water with a crackling noise. Is stable, but not very sol in 6N HCl. If more concd HCl is used, the soly of GeCl4 is reduced. Sol in benzene, ether, other organic solvents.
Melting point: mp -49.5°
Boiling point: bp760 83.1°
Density: d2020 1.879
CAUTION: Fumes irritating to eyes, mucous membranes of respiratory tract.

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