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.)
Soluble in dilute inorganic acids. Insoluble in water and ethanol.
|Molecular Weight||mol. wt. = 114.94|
Hazards and Safety
Toxic. Inhalation or ingestion of manganese can cause a nervous system disorder.
Mallinckrodt Baker: MSDS