Titanium(III) oxide

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Titanium(III) oxide
IUPAC name
titanium(III) oxide
Other names
titanium sesquioxide
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Molar mass 143.76 g/mol
Appearance violet black powder
Odor odorless
Density 4.49 g/cm3
Melting point 2,130 °C (3,870 °F; 2,400 K) (decomposes)
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Titanium(III) oxide (Ti2O3) is a chemical compound of titanium and oxygen. It is prepared by reacting titanium dioxide with titanium metal at 1600 °C.[1] Ti2O3 has the Al2O3, corundum structure.[1] It is reactive with oxidising acids.[1] At around 200 °C there is a transition from semiconducting to metallic conducting.[1] Natural titanium(III) oxide is known as the extremely rare mineral tistarite.[2]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Greenwood, Norman N.; Earnshaw, Alan (1997). Chemistry of the Elements (2nd ed.). Butterworth-Heinemann. ISBN 0-08-037941-9.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. Mindat, http://www.mindat.org/min-38695.html