Chemistry: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]

Used to give the white colour of titanium white paint.


  1. "Inferno World with Titanium Skies - ESO's VLT makes first detection of titanium oxide in an exoplanet". 
  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 978-0-08-037941-8. 
  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.