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What is it?

Molybdenum Cartbide

Molybdenum carbide is a transition-metal carbide. It is one of a number of interstitial compound families with metallic properties that are formed by carbon entering into the crystallization of transition metals.

Molybdenum Carbide’s main features

Molybdenum Carbide (Molybdenum Carbide), is a gray hexagonal crystalline. It has high melting points and hardness, excellent thermal and mechanical stability, good corrosion resistance and good durability. The melting point is 2692degC. Insoluble in water, lye, and slightly soluble with nitric acid.

These are the main catalytic reactions that molybdenum caride uses:

1. Hydrogenation hydrogenolysis reactions

2. Hydrodesulfurization HDS or hydrodenitrogenation HDN;

3. Reaction to isomerization

4. Hydrocarbon conversion, synthesis reaction

5. Application in ammonia synthesis.

Molybdenum Carbide Properties

Other Titles
Mo2C powder, dimolybdenum caride, dimolybdenum carbide


Combination Formula

Molecular Weight

Gray Powder

Melting Point

Boiling Point

9.18 g/cm3

Solubility of H2O


Molybdenum-Carbide Mo2C Powder, CAS 12069-95-8

Molybdenum Carbide: What are its applications?

The global consumption structure shows that molybdenum can be considered an ally of iron. Molybdenum is consumed in 80% of Western developed countries. Steel absorbs 30% of the molybdenum while stainless steel absorbs 30%. Low alloy steel absorbs 30 percent, drilling bits, cutting tools, and casting steel account for 10%. The remaining 20% of molybdenum is consumed in molybdenum chemical, molybdenum-based lubricants, and petroleum refining. In the United States, 75% of the molybdenum used in steel production was quite common in 1998.

Additionally, molybdenum based alloys are becoming more common in electronics, metal processing, aerospace, and other industries.

1. Molybdenum-alloy

The most popular molybdenum alloy, TZM, is known for its high strength and extensive properties. The United States uses TZM alloy to make the turbine disc of its engine. It accounts for 15% in total molybdenum. There are 22 grades of molybdenum, including TZM alloys. In my country, molybdenum production was almost 200 tons in the 1990s.

The high mechanical properties TZM and TZC mollybdenum alloys are superior than pure molybdenum. They are widely used in high-tech, mold, and other structural parts manufacturing. Since the 20th Century, we have successfully used them to make seamless steel pipes’ hot perforated heads. The powder metallurgy process uses sintered molybdenum as a plug to reduce consumption (50% in the as-cast state), and it increases the average service time by 1.5-2 times.

This seamless tube, made from molybdenum rhenium alloy (containing half of Re), is extremely durable and can be used at temperatures close enough to its melting temperature.

The advantages of molybdenum, molybdenum, and molybdenum-alcohol alloys include high strength, excellent thermal conductivity and electrical and thermal conductivity (similar to electronic tubes), as well as being more easily processed than tungsten. For example, they are used in electronic tubes (grids & anodes), electric lights (supporting materials), parts and metal processing tools (diecasting, extrusion and forging dies) and turbine disks (turbine disks), These components are used extensively.

2. Alloying steel elements

Molybdenum is an all-alliance of steel. It can reduce embrittlement during heat treatment in alloy steels. American has found a solution to the shortage of tungsten by using molybdenum as a substitute for tungsten in its high-speed stainless steel. According to research, molybdenum can have twice the power of tungsten. A steel that contains 18% tungsten could be replaced with steel that contains 9% molybdenum by adding chromium, vanadium and chromium simultaneously. This drastically reduces the steel production cost. Molybdenum plays an important role in stainless steel’s corrosion resistance, high strength, and weldability. You can see that molybdenum has a significant role in the iron- and steel industry.

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