Titanium Dioxide Anatase
Titanium dioxide is a white, opaque mineral that occurs naturally in a variety of crystalline forms, the most notable of which are rutile and anatase. Anatase is a tetragonal crystalline form of titanium dioxide that is metastable. Paints and varnishes, as well as paper and plastics manufacture, are the major application sectors.
Molecular Formulae- TiO2
Alternative Names- Titanium (IV) oxide, Anatase
Country of Origin- India
BENEFITS AND APPLICATION-
- It's widely used in the manufacture of high-quality paints, coatings, and fiber treatment agents.
- Titanium dioxide anatase is used as a pigment, sunscreen, and thickener in cosmetic and skincare products.
- It is a good opacifier in powder form, where it is used as a pigment to provide whiteness and opacity to items including plastics, papers, inks, foods, pharmaceuticals, and most toothpaste.
- Its refractive index and color make it an ideal reflecting optical coating for dielectric mirrors when deposited as a thin film; it is also utilized in the production of beautiful thin films such as "mystic fire topaz."
- It is regarded as an excellent sunscreen since it reduces the occurrence of sunburns while also minimizing the premature photoaging, photocarcinogenesis, and immunosuppression associated with long-term excessive sun exposure.
- It's used in tattoo ink and styptic pencils.
- Titanium dioxide is manufactured in a variety of particle sizes that are both oil and water-dispersible, as well as in specific grades for the cosmetic sector.