High-dose titanium implantations have been performed into ion beam synthesized heteroepitaxial layer systems of Si/3C-SiC/Si(100) in order to study the formation of titanium silicide layers in the silicon top layer. The structure and composition of layers was analysed using RBS, XRD, XTEM and EFTEM. The sputtering rates of 180 keV Ti ions were determined using the lower SiC/Si interface as a marker. A homogeneous surface layer with the stoichiometry of TiSi2 was formed by a nearly stoichiometric implantation and subsequent annealing. The formation of more metal-rich silicides was observed at doses where the peak Ti concentration largely exceeds the TiSi2 stoichiometry and where the total amount of Ti atoms in the top layer is greater than the amount needed to convert the entire Si top layer into TiSi2. Under these conditions, strong solid state reactions of the implanted Ti atoms with the buried SiC layer and the silicon substrate are observed.