chemical formula: Cr2O3
( fine powder )
Chromium Oxide can be made into pure elemental Chromium metal through a thermite reaction by mixing it with twice its weight in granular Aluminum and igniting. It requires a very high temperature (over 3,000 °F) to start the reaction. A small amount of burning Thermite, or other high temperature pyrotechnic mixture will generally succeed in getting it started. Aside from its pyrotechnic uses, it is also used as a paint pigment and in ceramic glazes.
MSDS ( Material Safety Data Sheet )