Manganese carbonate

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A white to pink powder that occurs in nature as the mineral rhodochrosite. Manganese carbonate is used as a white pigment and as a drier for oil paints. It is also used as a colorant in glazes.

Synonyms and Related Terms

manganous carbonate; rhodochrosite (mineral); carbonato de manganeso (Esp.); carbonate de manganèse (Fr.); carbonato de manganês (Port.)

Other Properties

Soluble in dilute inorganic acids. Insoluble in water and ethanol.

Composition MnCO3
CAS 598-62-9
Density 3.1
Molecular Weight mol. wt. = 114.94

Hazards and Safety

Toxic. Inhalation or ingestion of manganese can cause a nervous system disorder.

Mallinckrodt Baker: MSDS

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