Manganese Carbonate is a water-insoluble manganese source which occurs naturally in the form of mineral rhodochrosite. It can easily be converted to other manganese compounds, such as the oxide by heating.
Manganese carbonate can be widely applied in various fields. In the field of agriculture, it is commonly used as an additive to plant fertilizers, which is effective to cure the crops with manganese deficiency. It can also be applied in ceramics as a porcelain glaze, glaze colorant and flux and it serves as a catalyst in viscose process. Besides, it has been proved to be used as a hematinic in the field of medicine. Other applications of manganese carbonate involve in health foods, chemical industry and etc.
Manganese carbonate, also known as manganese(II) carbonate, is a chemical compound. It is a brownish powder with a chemical formula of MnCO3. It can be heated to produce manganese(II) oxide and carbon dioxide. It is made by reacting a soluble manganese compound such as manganese(II) chloride with sodium carbonate.