Publication Details (including relevant citation information): Manganese Compounds. Pisarczyk, Kenneth. Carus Chemical Company, LaSalle, IL, USA. Editor(s): Seidel, Arza. Kirk-Othmer Encyclopedia of Chemical Technology (5th Edition) (2005), 15 566-629. Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, N. J ; General Review written in English. Abstract A review. The technical importance of Mn and Mn compounds are outlined, including the manufacturing of manganese dioxides and permanganates. Mn could have oxidation states from -3 to +7 which made compounds of this element important for selective oxidation processes, catalytic applications and electrochemical applications.