Titanium Dioxide

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Basic information

Product: Soap
Chemical: Titanium Dioxide
Chemical formula: TiO2


a. Density of Titanium Dioxide: 4.23g/cm(cubed)
b. Melting Point: 3,349(degrees Fahrenheit)
c. Molar Mass: 79.866 g/mol
d. Boiling Point: 5,382(degrees Fahrenheit)

Type of Substance

a. Compound
b. Chemical Compound

Background Information

Titanium Dioxide is an inorganic compound. It functions as a colorant, opacifying agent, sunscreen agent and ultraviolet light absorber. It is known to be used to provide whiteness to products such as paints, plastics, papers, inks, foods, and toothpastes. Side effects for using this product are skin irritation or sensitivity, or possible clothing staining.

Works Cited

EWG's skin deep, "Titanium Dioxide ." Accessed January 11, 2014. http://www.ewg.org/skindeep/ingredient/706561/TITANIUM_DIOXIDE/.

Wikipedia, "Titanium Dioxide ." Last modified November 3, 2013. Accessed January 11, 2014. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Titanium_dioxide

WebMB, "Titanium Dioxide top." Accessed January 11, 2014. http://www.webmd.com/drugs/drug-63608-titanium dioxide top.aspx.