Encyclopedic Dictionary of Polymers

2011 Edition
| Editors: Jan W. Gooch

Rutile

  • Jan W. Gooch
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-6247-8_10232

\rü-tēl\ n [Gr Rutil, fr. L rutilus] (1803) One of the crystalline forms of  Titanium Dioxide. Used to designate a crystal structure of titanium dioxide with a sp gr of 4.2 and a refractive index of 2.69. The rutile type is characterized by higher opacity, greater density, and greater inertness as compared to the anatase type ((2002) McGraw-Hill dictionary of geology and mineralogy. McGraw-Hill, New York; Hurlbut CS, Jr. (1966) Mineralogy. Wiley, New York).

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  • Jan W. Gooch
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