Zirconium oxide

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Cubic zirconia

Description

Hard, dense, white powder that occurs in nature as the mineral Baddeleyite. Synthetic zirconia is used for high temperature insulation and abrasives. It has also been used as a paint Pigment, an Opacifier, and as a colorant to make White glass.

Synonyms and Related Terms

zirconia; zirconium dioxide, zirconium (IV) oxide; zircone (Fr.); oxyde de zirconium (Fr.); Zirkoniumdioxid (Deut.); Zirkonoxid (Deut.); oxeidio toy zirkonioy (Gr.); ossido di zirconio (It.); zirkoonoxide (Ned.); óxido de zircónio (Port.); zirconic anhydride; baddeleyite;

Raman

ZirconiasynRS.jpg

Chemical structure

Zirconium oxide.jpg


Other Properties

Slightly soluble in acids. Insoluble in water.

Composition ZrO2
CAS 1314-23-4
Melting Point 2680
Density 5.85
Molecular Weight mol. wt. = 123.22
Boiling Point 4300

Hazards and Safety

Fisher Scientific: MSDS

Comparisons

Properties of Common Abrasives

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • The Merck Index, Susan Budavari (ed.), Merck Research Labs, Whitehouse Station, NJ, 12th Edition, 1996 Comment: entry 9985

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