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Manganese oxide Mn2O3 is an important industrial raw material

OPEC+ is likely to stick to its plan for a small increase in oil production in May despite a surge in oil prices caused by the Ukraine crisis and calls from consumer countries such as the United States for more supply.

Several oil consumers, including the US, have urged producers to boost output further, for the crude price has hit its highest level since 2008 of more than $139 this month. But major OPEC producers including Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates did not raise their output targets, and other countries like Russia avoided talking about the subject of Ukraine.  

OPEC+ is made up of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and the oil-producing Allies which is led by Russia. Since August 2021, OPEC+ has been sticking to its plan to increase production by 400,000 b/d per month, which will rise slightly to 432,000 b/d from May 1st.

This increase did not mean OPEC+’s concession to consumer countries demanding more oil, but an outcome of an internal recalculation of reference production levels, raising quotas for Saudi Arabia, Russia, Iraq, the United Arab Emirates, and Kuwait.

The supply and prices of many other products in global market like the Manganese oxide Mn2O3 will continue to be influenced by the oil supply shortage.

Overview of manganese oxide Mn2O3

Manganese oxide Mn2O3 is an oxide with chemical formula of Mn2O3 and molecular weight of 157.88. It is a black cubic crystal. The relative density is 4.50. Mn2O3 is different from many other transition metal oxides because it does not adopt corundum (Al2O3) structure. II. Generally recognized form of Mn2O3, i.e α- Mn2O3 and γ-  Mn2O3.Mn2O3 is insoluble in water, acetic acid and ammonium chloride solution, but soluble in other inorganic acids. Dissolve in cold hydrochloric acid to form Brown solution, form red solution in hot dilute sulfuric acid or concentrated sulfuric acid, decompose into MnO2 and manganese nitrate, and decompose into Mn3O4 and release O2 in hot nitric acid. Manganese trioxide can be used in the printing and dyeing process of fabrics, the oxidation process of carbon monoxide and organic compounds, the synthesis of soft magnetic materials, or the synthesis of lithium-ion batteries as an important basic material.


When MnO2 is heated below 800 ℃ in air, it will form α- Mn2O3 (higher temperature will produce Mn3O4). γ- Mn2O3 can be prepared by oxidation of manganese hydroxide (II) and then dehydration. The preparation of many nanocrystalline Mn2O3 has been reported, such as the oxidation of mnii salt or the synthesis of MnO2 reduction.

Manganese oxide (III) is formed by redox reaction in alkaline battery:

2 MnO2 + Zn→Mn2O3 + ZnO

Manganese oxide (III) should not be confused with mnooh manganese hydroxide (III). Compared with Mn2O3, mnooh is a compound that decomposes to form MnO2 at about 300 ° C.

Application of manganese oxide Mn2O3

Manganese oxide Mn2O3 is a highly insoluble and thermally stable manganese source, which is suitable for glass, optical and ceramic applications. Manganese oxide is a black / brown solid, high-purity (99.999%) manganese oxide (MnO) powder, which is the main natural source of manganese.

Manganese oxide minerals have a history of thousands of years - the ancients used them to make pigments and transparent glass, and now they are used as manganese, catalysts and battery materials. Manganese is distributed in various geological environments.

1. Mn2O3 has a wide range of uses and can be used in the printing and dyeing process of fabrics.

2. Mn2O3 can effectively catalyze the oxidation of organic pollutants and nitrogen oxides, and catalyze the organic coupling reaction.

3. Mn2O3 can be used as a precursor of soft magnetic materials.

Mn2O3 can be used as the raw material of lithium ion battery.

5. Mn2O3 is the raw material and intermediate product of manganese compounds.

Manganese oxide Mn2O3 price

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Manganese Oxide Mn2O3 Powder Properties
 Other NamesManganese oxide, Manganese(3+) oxide, Manganese sesquioxide,
Dimanganese trioxide, Keto-(ketomanganiooxy)manganese,
Manganese(3+) oxide, Manganese trioxide,
Oxo-(oxomanganiooxy) manganese
CAS No.1317-34-6
Compound FormulaMn2O3
Molecular Weight157.87
AppearanceBlack Solid
Melting Point940 °C (1724 °F)
Solubility in waterN/A
Density4.5 g/cm3
Particle Size0.8um
Boling pointN/A
Specific HeatN/A
Thermal ConductivityN/A
Thermal ExpansionN/A
Young's ModulusN/A
Exact Mass173.856
Monoisotopic Mass173.856

As the duration of the conflict between Russia and Ukraine grows, its impact on commodities is widening amid the tug-of-war. Recently, European and American sanctions against Russia have been issued one after another. In response, Russia has taken advantage of its role as an important supplier of many energy and commodities, requiring exports of commodities, including energy, grain, metal, and wood, to "unfriendly" countries to be settled in robles. Therefore, it is expected that the price of the Manganese oxide Mn2O3 will continue to increase.  

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