Zirconium(IV) hydroxide

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Zirconium(IV) hydroxide
3D model (JSmol)
ECHA InfoCard 100.034.959
Molar mass 159.253 g/mol
Appearance white filter cake
Density 3.25 g/cm3, solid
Melting point 550 °C (1,022 °F; 823 K) decomposes
0.02 g/100 mL (20 °C)
not listed
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
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Zirconium IV) hydroxide, often called hydrous zirconia is an ill-defined material or family of materials variously described as ZrO2.nH2O and Zr(OH)4.nH2O. All are white solids with low solubility in water. These materials are widely employed in the preparation of solid acid catalysts.[1][2]

These materials are generated by mild base hydrolysis of zirconium halides and nitrates. A typical precursor is zirconium oxychloride.[1]


  1. ^ a b Chen, Fang Ren; Coudurier, Gisele; Joly, Jean Francois; Vedrine, Jacques C. "Superacid and catalytic properties of sulfated zirconia". Journal of Catalysis 1993. 143: 616–26. doi:10.1006/jcat.1993.1304. 
  2. ^ "Zirconium Hydroxide". Product Identification. ChemicalLAND21.com. Retrieved 2007-10-25. 

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