Title: Zirconium Hydride
CAS Registry Number: 7704-99-6
Literature References: Ideal composition: ZrH2. Prepd by the reduction of zirconium oxide with calcium hydride in the presence of hydrogen above 600°: Alexander, US 2427339 (1947 to Metal Hydride).
Properties: Gray-black metallic powder. Stable, no reaction with water.
Use: Powerful reducing agent in acid solution or at high temps; hydrogenation catalyst; in the vacuum tube industry and powder metallurgy.