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Titanium Oxide (Titania, TiO2) Nanoparticles Properties, Applications

TitaniumOxide(Titania,TiO2)Nanoparticles
Properties,Applications
WrittenbyAZoNano Jul92013

TopicsCovered
Introduction
ChemicalProperties
PhysicalProperties
ThermalProperties
Applications

Introduction
Nanoparticleresearchpresentswidescopeforthedevelopmentofnovelsolutionsinthe
fieldofhealthcare,cosmetics,opticsandelectronics.Alteringtheirmolecularandatomic
statesresultsinunexpectedoutcomes,whichmaynotbepossiblebyusingthematerials
intheiroriginalstates.Thisarticledealswiththepropertiesandapplicationsoftitanium
oxidenanoparticles.

Titaniumoxide(TiO2)isavailableintheformofnanocrystalsornanodotshavingahigh
surfacearea.Theyexhibitmagneticproperties.TitaniumbelongstoBlockD,Period4
whileoxygenbelongstoBlockP,Period2oftheperiodictable.Titaniumoxideisalso
knownasflamenco,rutile,titaniumdioxideanddioxotitanium.Titaniumoxidenanoparticles
areknownfortheirabilitytoinhibitbacterialgrowthandpreventfurtherformationofcell
structures.

ChemicalProperties
Thefollowingtableslistthechemicalpropertiesoftitaniumoxide.

ChemicalData
Chemicalsymbol TiO2
CASNo 1317802
Titanium4
Group
Oxygen16
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Titanium Oxide (Titania, TiO2) Nanoparticles Properties, Applications

Titanium[Ar]3d24s2
Electronicconfiguration
Oxygen[He]2s22p4
ChemicalComposition
Element Content(%)
Titanium 59.93
Oxygen 40.55

PhysicalProperties
Titaniumoxidenanoparticlesappearintheformofblackhexagonalcrystals.Thetable
belowprovidesthephysicalpropertiesofthesenanoparticles.

Properties Metric Imperial


Density 4.23g/cm3 0.152lb/in3
MolarMass 79.9378g/mol

ThermalProperties
Thethermalpropertiesoftitaniumoxidenanoparticlesareasbelow.

Properties Metric Imperial


MeltingPoint 1,843C 3,349F
BoilingPoint 2,972C 5,382F

Applications
Givenbelowaresomeofthechiefapplicationsoftitaniumoxide:

Titaniumoxideexhibitsgoodphotocatalyticproperties,henceisusedinantiseptic
andantibacterialcompositions
Degradingorganiccontaminantsandgerms
AsaUVresistantmaterial
Manufactureofprintingink,selfcleaningceramicsandglass,coating,etc.
Makingofcosmeticproductssuchassunscreencreams,whiteningcreams,morning
andnightcreams,skinmilks,etc.
Usedinthepaperindustryforimprovingtheopacityofpaper.

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