Rutile is a natural form of Titanium Dioxide. It is a common mineral found in high-temperature and high-pressure rocks. Since only a small number of rutile deposits can be mined economically many different processes have been developed to purify ilmenite (a mineral that contains titanium dioxide and greater amounts of iron impurities) through the reduction of Fe3+ with carbon or hydrogen. The resulting material is called synthetic rutile and contains 90-96 wt% Titanium Dioxide - much more than the 44-65 wt% Titanium Dioxide found in ilmenite.
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