Titanium is a bright grey metal. It was first isolated by J.J. Berzelius in 1825
Titanium is a highly important commodity. It is fairly abundant element and as such is suitable to a range of applications where metals which are more scare, including scandium or vanadium, may offer similar properties. It occurs in steel as an alloying element, one of a number of alloys including titanium. Titanium dioxide is the most commonly used compound of titanium, and is found in a wide range of common applications including paint, watches and in toothpaste.