Manganese Sulfate


Manganese(II) sulfate formula, also named as Manganese sulphate formula is a metal sulfate where the oxidation state of is manganese is +2. The molecular or chemical formula of Manganese(II) sulfate is MnSO4.

In its anhydrous form, it appears as a white crystal. As a hydrate, it appears pale pink solid. It functions as a nutraceutical. Minerals of manganous sulfate are very rare in nature. They always are available as hydrates.



Manganese(II) sulfate usually refers to the inorganic compound with the formula MnSO4·H2O. This pale pink deliquescent solid is a commercially significant manganese(II) salt. Approximately 260,000 tonnes of manganese(II) sulfate were produced worldwide in 2005. It is the precursor to manganese metal and many other chemical compounds. Manganese-deficient soil is remediated with this salt. Manganese sulfate is used primarily as a fertilizer and as livestock supplement where soils are deficient in manganese, then in some glazes, varnishes, ceramics, and fungicides

Manganese(II) sulfate minerals are very rare in nature and always occur as hydrates. The monohydrate is called szmikite; the tetrahydrate is called ilesite; the pentahydrate is called jōkokuite; the hexahydrate, the most rare, is called chvaleticeite; and the heptahydrate is called mallardite.