Titanium(II) sulfide

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Titanium(II) sulfide
Other names
titanium monosulfide, Wassonite
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  • InChI=1S/S.Ti
  • [S].[Ti]
Molar mass 79.933 g/mol
Appearancebrown hexagonal crystals
Density 3.85 g/cm3, solid
Melting point 1,780 °C (3,240 °F; 2,050 K)
soluble in concentrated acids [1]
+432.0·10−6 cm3/mol
Hexagonal (NiAs), hP4
P63/mmc, No. 194
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
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Titanium(II) sulfide (TiS) is an inorganic chemical compound of titanium and sulfur.

A meteorite, Yamato 691, contains tiny flecks of this compound, making it a new mineral called wassonite. [2]

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