More about Manganese

Manganese is a silvery-grey, hard and very brittle metal useful in the manufacture of important products which impact on daily lives of users globally.

Manganese oxidizes in open air, but it quickly forms a protective oxide coating that stops further oxidation. In water and in mild acids it will be eroded as hydrogen is formed. In powder form, manganese can be ignited. It has paramagnetic properties; as such it becomes magnetized in a magnetic field but cannot be transformed into a permanent magnet.