It is synthesized from metallurgical silicon and highly purified by distillation.
|Generic names||Tetrachlorosilane, Silicon tetrachloride, STC|
- Tetrachlorosilane is a colorless liquid at normal temperature. There is a pungent odor.
- It reacts violently with water, strong oxidants, strong acids, alcohol, alkali, ketones and aldehyde, then produces hydrogen chloride.