The rutile form of titanium dioxide (tetragonal form) is the most popular although there are many derivations in different crystal forms. The anatase form is sometimes used.
Common Name: Titanium White
Alternate Names: Titanium Oxide
Color Index: PW 6 77891
Specific Gravity: 3.7 - 4.2
Refractive Index: 2.70
Particle Size: 0.25 - 0.40 µm
Toxicity: Keep away from foodstuffs and drinks. Do not eat, drink or smoke during work. Wash hands before breaks and at the end of work.
Do not inhale vapor/dust.
Supplier: Kremer (46200) $8.00/100g Titanium White Rutile
- 1791 Discovered in Cornwald, England.
- 1913 First commercial exploitation when manufactured by a fusion process.
- 1918 Commercial production in Norway with a sulphuric acid process.
- 1958 Development by a chloride process.