Titanium IV sulfide is a chemical compound used in rechargeable batteries. It is a sulfate based compound that is composed of vanadium and titanium. The compound has a high electrical conductivity and is used to produce electrodes for batteries. However, it can cause severe burns if it is ingested or inhaled.
This type of ionic compound is the lightest in the class of group IV sulfide compounds. It is a light colored crystalline powder that is stable at room temperature. In addition, it has a small overlap of the valence band.
The other notable property of this ionic compound is its use as an anode in batteries. When a battery is drained, lithium ions intercalate into the layered titanium disulfide cathode. They then deintercalate when the battery is charged. While it is not the cheapest of the group V dichalcogenides, it does have the fastest rate of lithium ion diffusion into the crystal lattice.
Aside from its role in a rechargeable battery, titanium has a number of other uses. It is an ingredient in several alloys that are used for corrosion resistance, as well as in solid lubricant. There are also titanium electrodes that are used in light bulbs, bone pins and galvanic technology. Although titanium is a moderately water soluble source, it can be toxic when ingested or inhaled. Consequently, it is not recommended to consume or inhale it.
One of the most important properties of titanium is its ionic bonding, which is a strong electrostatic force of attraction. This is a major reason for its widespread use in a wide range of applications.