Tellurium(IV) chloride

chemical compound

Tellurium(IV) chloride, also known as tellurium tetrachloride, is a chemical compound. Its chemical formula is TeCl4. It contains tellurium in its +4 oxidation state. It also contains chloride ions.


Tellurium(IV) chloride is a pale yellow solid. It melts easily to a red liquid. It evaporates easily. It reacts with water to make tellurium dioxide and hydrochloric acid. It is toxic and corrosive.


Tellurium(IV) chloride is made by reacting tellurium powder and chlorine.


It is used in making organic compounds.

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