Titanium oxide

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Artist's impression of the exoplanet WASP-19b, in which atmosphere astronomers detected titanium oxide.[1]

Titanium oxide may refer to:[2]


Often used as an active ingredient in sunscreens combined with oxybenzone and octyl methoxycinnamate.[4]

Also used in making of vehicle exhaust pipes due to its aesthetic value of the purple color.[remove or clarification needed]


  1. ^ "Inferno World with Titanium Skies - ESO's VLT makes first detection of titanium oxide in an exoplanet". www.eso.org. Retrieved 14 September 2017. 
  2. ^ Wells A.F. (1984) Structural Inorganic Chemistry 5th edition Oxford Science Publications ISBN 0-19-855370-6
  3. ^ Greenwood, Norman N.; Earnshaw, Alan (1997). Chemistry of the Elements (2nd ed.). Butterworth-Heinemann. ISBN 0-08-037941-9. 
  4. ^ Serpone N, Salinaro A, Emeline AV, Horikoshi S, Hidaka H, Zhao JC. 2002. An in vitro systematic spectroscopic examination of the photostabilities of a random set of commercial sunscreen lotions and their chemical UVB/UVA active agents. Photochemical & Photobiological Sciences 1(12): 970-981.
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