What can I do with TiO2(titanium (IV) oxide)?

Jan 2020
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Poland
hi,
I have tried to make photovoltaic cell and I needed TiO2, I bought 1kg and I have no idea how to use the rest :) I was thinking of extracting titanium but is complicated and dangerous so I am asking you guys what compounds can I make and will be usefull for home lab :) I was thinking of heating up it to change oxidation state but the problems are 1. I dont know if it will react 2. How to separate oxides :)
So yeah, I need help with that. Btw I study at university(not chemistry tho but bio sciences) so I would have access to lab but Id like to do it at home
 
Apr 2015
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Pity you are not studying art.

You could mix it with linseed oil ank make some paint.

Titanium dioxide has long been used as a white pigment in artists oils.
 
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Jan 2020
7
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Poland
Pity you are not studying art.

You could mix it with linseed oil ank make some paint.

Titanium dioxide has long been used as a white pigment in artists oils.
i know that :/
 
Sep 2018
70
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England
Metal oxides, in general, tend to be very stable
They typically require quite extreme conditions to encourage them to react
(very high temperatures and very aggressive chemical reactants)

I don't think that there is much you can really do (chemically) with Titanium Dioxide in a home environment.

Titanium Oxide is one of the whitest compounds available (hence its use in "brilliant white" paints)
i.e. it is highly reflective
I can imagine that there could be a few scenarios (e.g.in the garden greenhouse)
where having a surface which does not absorb much sunlight might be useful.
 
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