Formation of TiB2 , TiN and Al2O3 powder mixtures were obtained through self-propagating high-temperature synthesis (SHS), starting from TiO2 + BN + Al mixtures. As a diluent, NaCl was added in 0-40 wt% range to the starting mixture in order to refine the size of the formed particles. Thermochemical calculations were performed by Factsage software. The products were subjected to XRD, SEM and particle size analyses. Intended reaction products were obtained in the TiB2, TiN and Al2O3 system according to XRD analyses, with no cross reaction products. The crystallite size of the products decreased with the increasing amount of NaCl according to the broadening of the peaks on the XRD patterns of the products. Particle size measurements revealed that near-nano size particles were formed. A decrease in the adiabatic temperature was calculated, a decrease in the velocity of the SHS wave front was observed and a decrease in the particle size of the obtained products was measured as a result of the increase in the diluent amount.