# How to synthesize tetrabutyl titanate from titanium dioxide powder?

How do you synthesize tetrabutyl titanate $(\ce{[CH3(CH2)3O]4Ti})$ from titanium dioxide ($\ce{TiO2}$) powder? As I know, we can get $\ce{TiO2}$ from tetrabutyl titanate, but how can we do the opposite?

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• there is not practically viable way to do at at lab. It thousands time cheaper to go with titanium tetrachloride. – permeakra May 5 '18 at 14:12