Titanium dioxide

  • titanium dioxide
  • A white, water-insoluble powder that melts at 1560°C, and which is produced commercially from the titanium dioxide minerals ilmenite and rutile; used in paints and cosmetics.
Abstract from DBPedia
    Titanium dioxide, also known as titanium(IV) oxide or titania /taɪˈteɪniə/, is the inorganic compound with the chemical formula TiO2. When used as a pigment, it is called titanium white, Pigment White 6 (PW6), or CI 77891. It is a white solid that is insoluble to water, although mineral forms can appear black. As a pigment, it has a wide range of applications, including paint, sunscreen, and food coloring. When used as a food coloring, it has E number E171. World production in 2014 exceeded 9 million tonnes. It has been estimated that titanium dioxide is used in two-thirds of all pigments, and pigments based on the oxide have been valued at a price of $13.2 billion.

    酸化チタン(IV)(さんかチタン よん、英: titanium(IV) oxide)は組成式 TiO2、式量79.9の無機化合物。チタンの酸化物で、二酸化チタン(英: titanium dioxide)や、単に酸化チタン(英: titanium oxide)、およびチタニア(英: titania)とも呼ばれる。 天然には金紅石(正方晶系)、鋭錐石(正方晶系)、板チタン石(斜方晶系)の主成分として産出する無色の固体で光電効果を持つ金属酸化物。屈折率はダイヤモンドよりも高い。

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