Manganese Carbonate is a water insoluble compound which is widely utilized as an additive in plant fertilizers to cure manganese deficiency. It is highly admired for its exceptional hematinic activity for formation of red blood cells, which makes its ideal to be used in formulation of various medicines. This compound can be produced by treatment of manganese nitrate with ammonia & CO2. It appears as light pink colored fine powder having chemical formula MnCO3 and density of 3.12 g/cm3. Manganese Carbonate shows solubility in carbon dioxide and dilute acids with melting point range of 200 to 300 degrees Celsius. It is also utilized as a colorant in ceramic glazes, health foods, and concrete stains.
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