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Chromium(III) oxide is known as green compound which is used for buffing and polishing. It can be used as abrasives. Apart from being used as a precursor to the magnetic pigment viz., chromium dioxide, it is used in inks, glasses, and pigments (viridian). They are employed as plating agents and surface treating agents. It is a catalyst in the Phillips process of manufacture of high density polythene.
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Wiśniewska, M.; Chibowski, S.; Urban, T. Impact of polyacrylamide with different contents of carboxyl groups on the chromium (III) oxide adsorption properties in aqueous solution. J. Hazard. Mater 2015, 283 815-823.
Gefahrenhinweise (EU): H302-H332-H317
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