| IUPAC name
| Other names
|Molar mass||295.8866 g/mol|
|Appearance||Hygroscopic white volatile solid|
|Melting point||58.5 °C (137.3 °F; 331.6 K)|
|Solubility||Soluble in nonpolar solvents|
| Zirconium nitrate|
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
Titanium nitrate or titanium tetranitrate is the inorganic compound with formula Ti(NO3)4. It is an unusual example of a volatile binary transition metal nitrate.
- Ti(NO3)4 → TiO2 + 4 NO2
Anhydrous titanium nitrate is highly reactive, and will rapidly oxidize many organic compounds, such as n-dodecane, p-dichlorobenzene, anisole, biphenyl, as well as alkanes.
Titanium nitrate is a colorless volatile solid. It dissolves in water irreversibly forming hydrates. It is soluble in nonpolar solvents, such as carbon tetrachloride.
Titanium nitrate is sold by chemical suppliers as tetrahydrate. The anhydrous form does not appear to be available.
- TiCl4 + 4 N2O5 → Ti(NO3)4 + 4 ClNO2
A hydrated titanium nitrate is produced upon dissolution of titanium metal or it compounds in nitric acid. The hydrated form cannot be converted into anhydrous, since the compound readily decomposes upon heating.
- Oxidizing agent
- Compound collecting
Titanium nitrate is a powerful oxidizer and harmful. Proper protection should be worn when handling the compound.
In dry airtight containers. Schlenck flasks, if available, can also be used.
Should be dissolved into cooled water, then a base like sodium hydroxide should be added to precipitate the titanium dioxide.