Vanadium oxytrichloride is a liquid from below -15° to about 125°. This is an excellent range for a solvent. The liquid is light yellow in color and has a density of about 1.8. It is easily hydrolyzed. The solubilities of about 80 substances have been determined. No inorganic compound is more than very sparingly soluble in vanadium oxytrichloride. Elements of the chlorine and sulfur families are soluble. Most organic compounds are readily soluble.
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Brown, F. E. and Snyder, J. E.
"Vanadium Oxytrichloride as a Solvent,"
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science, 32(1), 325-325.
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