Brookite

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Description

One of three naturally occuring isomorphic forms of titanium dioxide: anatase, rutile and brookite. Brookite forms red-brown or blackish crystals with a metallic luster. It was named for the English mineralogist H.J.Brooke. Brookite deposits occur in the Alps and in Wales (Fronolen).

Synonyms and Related Terms

titanium dioxide; brookiet (Ned.); brukit (Pol.); brookita (Port.); brokita (Esp.); Brookit (Deut.)

Raman

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Other Properties

Orthorhombic crystalline system.

Composition TiO2

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • Encyclopedia Britannica, http://www.britannica.com Comment: brookite" Encyclop√¶dia Britannica [Accessed January 22, 2002].
  • Van Nostrand's Scientific Encyclopedia, Douglas M. Considine (ed.), Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, 1976
  • Random House, Webster's Encyclopedic Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language, Grammercy Book, New York, 1997
  • The American Heritage Dictionary or Encarta, via Microsoft Bookshelf 98, Microsoft Corp., 1998

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