Tungsten Trioxide

London Chemicals & Resources Ltd (LCR) is an international distributor, stockist and supplier of industrial inorganic chemicals including Tungsten Trioxide.

Tungsten Trioxide is used in many industries due to its unique properties. In manufacturing processes, it can be used as a catalyst to speed up chemical reactions or as an oxidizing agent for dyeing fabrics. It can also be used as an additive in glass production to give the glass specific optical properties. Additionally, it is often used as an abrasive material for polishing surfaces and cutting metals.

At the molecular level, Tungsten Trioxide acts as an electron acceptor which allows it to interact with other substances in various ways. For example, when combined with certain organic compounds it can form complexes that are stable at room temperature and pressure. This makes it useful for creating dyes and pigments that are resistant to fading or discolouration over time.

Tungsten Trioxide (WO3) is a chemical compound of oxygen and the transition metal tungsten[1]. This compound is characterized by its light yellow crystalline solid form and its ability to change structures at different temperatures. Notably, oxygen-deficient varieties of Tungsten Trioxide can conduct electricity and may even exhibit signs of superconductivity[1].

One of the key properties of Tungsten Trioxide that makes it highly desirable in various industries is its unique characteristics, including non-linearity, high dielectric constant, electrochromism, gas detection, and chemical catalysis[2]. Its high-temperature resistance, chemical corrosion resistance, good thermal conductivity, and high mechanical strength further enhance its industrial significance[2].

Tungsten Trioxide plays a critical role in numerous applications. For instance, it is used in the creation of fireproof fabrics, gas and humidity sensors, ceramic glazes, electrochromic glass, and photocatalytic water splitting[1]. It also serves as a substrate for surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy, which is an essential tool in molecular biology for detecting and identifying molecular structures[1].

Moreover, Tungsten Trioxide ceramics, made of tungsten and ceramic materials, have found extensive use in various industries. They are used in applications involving photochromic properties for storage, image display, and switching devices, photocatalytic degradation, piezoresistors, solid solution electrodes, and microwave absorbers[2].

Furthermore, Tungsten Trioxide is used in industrial X-ray screens and smart windows due to its excellent electrical and thermal properties. It plays a crucial role in the production of chemical products and metal tungsten products, such as tungsten alloy products and cemented carbide products. Its unique properties make it widely used in the semiconductor electronic packaging field[3].

In summary, Tungsten Trioxide is a versatile and highly beneficial compound that has a notable impact on various industries. Its unique properties and wide array of applications make it an indispensable material in today’s high-tech world.

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Raw materials are supplied for a wide range of applications including the battery, catalyst, ceramic, fertiliser, glass, plating, refinery, superalloy and other industries. Our materials are usually packed in drums or bags in accordance with UN, CLP and other applicable local and international regulations.

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We deliver to our customers in quantities ranging from single bags or drums to thousands of tonnes. Transportation by air, sea, rail and truck can be arranged and all deliveries are made according to latest INCOTERMS.

Our experienced, friendly and knowledgeable staff at LCR are familiar with relevant legislation, transport procedures and documentation including REACH, SDSs and ADR.

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What Is Tungsten Trioxide

Tungsten(VI) oxide, also known as tungsten trioxide or tungstic anhydride, WO3, is a chemical compound containing oxygen and the transition metal tungsten. It is obtained as an intermediate in the recovery of tungsten from its minerals. Tungsten ores are treated with alkalis to produce WO3. Further reaction with carbon or hydrogen gas reduces tungsten trioxide to the pure metal. Tungsten trioxide is a strong oxidative agent, it reacts rare-earth elements, iron, copper, aluminium, manganese, zinc, chromium, molybdenum, carbon, hydrogen and silver to make the pure tungsten metal, and gold and platinum to make the tungsten dioxide.

Tungsten Trioxide

We can help to supply:

  •  APT
  •  Sodium Tungstate
  •  Calcium Tungstate
  •  Tungsten Trioxide

Tungsten Trioxide is typically available in most volumes. Ultra-high purity, high purity, submicron and nanopowder forms may be considered.

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