What is Cuprous oxide?

What is Cuprous oxide?
The chemical formula of cuprous oxide is Cu2O, a univalent copper oxide. It is a bright red powdery solid that is almost insoluble in water. Cuprous oxide dismutases into bivalent copper and copper elemental in acidic solution and gradually oxidizes to black cuprous oxide in wet air. Cuprous oxide is mainly used in the manufacture of ship bottom antifouling paint (used to kill low-grade Marine animals), insecticides, as well as various copper salts, analytical reagents, red glass, but also for the preparation of copper plating and copper plating alloy solution.
Cuprous Oxide performance:
Cuprous oxide, also named Copper I Oxide, is the inorganic compound with the formula Cu2O. It is one of the principal oxides of copper. This brown-red solid powder is a component of some antifouling paints. Cuprous nanoparticles are a stable, red solid powder formed by the reduction of Cu2+ solutions and contain Cu+ ions in linear coordination to oxygen. Cuprous oxide does not decompose if used and stored in accordance with specifications and has no known hazardous reactions. It can be dissolved in strong alkali, ferric chloride and other solutions and is highly toxic. Although cuprous oxide is stable in dry air, it will slowly oxidize in wet air to form copper oxide, so it can be used as a deoxidizer. In addition, it is easy to reduce to copper with reducing agent. Cuprous oxide is insoluble in water and dissolves in alkaline aqueous solution by forming complex with ammonia solution and concentrated hydrohaloic acid.
Cuprous Oxide applications:
Cupric oxide is used as a pigment in ceramics to produce blue, red, and green, and sometimes gray, pink, or black glazes. It is also incorrectly used as a dietary supplement in animal feed. Due to low bioactivity, negligible copper is absorbed. It is also used when welding with copper alloys. Cuprous oxide is commonly used as a pigment, fungicide and antifouling agent in marine coatings. Cuprous oxide can be used to make antifouling paint for ship bottoms (to kill low-level Marine animals). It is also used as a fungicide, a colorant for ceramics and enamel, and a stain for red glass. Cuprous oxide is also used in the manufacture of various copper salts, analytical reagents and used in electrical industry rectifier electroplating, crop fungicides and rectifier materials. Cuprous oxide is also commonly used as a catalyst for organic synthesis.
Besides that, what is cuprous oxide used for?
1. Suitable for pesticides.
2. Suitable for antibacterial fibers and clothes.
3. Cuprous oxide is also suitable for agricultural fungicides.
4. As an antiseptic, it is suitable for ship primers to prevent pollution and microorganisms.
5. Used in the manufacture of various copper salts and analytical reagents.
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