Agent Name

Titanium oxide

CAS Number

12137-20-1

Formula

O-Ti

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Titanium(II) oxide; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Category

Metals, Inorganic Compounds

Description

Dark green odorless powder; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Nanoparticle applications include sunscreens and UV-blocking in cosmetics, varnishes, wood preservatives, textile fibers, and packaging films; Nanoparticles also used in catalysts and to improve corrosion resistance in solar cells; [HSDB]

Comments

Mice exposed to 2-5 nm nanoparticles had moderate inflammatory response that resolved by 3 weeks postexposure; [PMID 17431489] May cause irritation; [Alfa Aesar MSDS] See "Titanium" and "Titanium dioxide."

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