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What is Molybdenum Carbide Mo2C Powder?

In terms of international pricing benchmarks, according to the CP data released by Saudi Aramco, the propane contract price (CP) in March was $895 / ton, up $120 / ton from the previous month, up 15.48% from the previous month and up 43.20% from the same period last year. Butane contract price (CP) in March was 920 US dollars/ton, up 145 US dollars/ton compared with last month, up 18.71% month-on-month, up 54.62% compared with the same period last year; In March, CP in Saudi Arabia rose sharply, giving a strong boost to the international and domestic LPG market. Benchmark LPG prices are higher than a year ago as the economy continues to recover and demand for crude oil continues to repair. According to this trend, the market price of Molybdenum Carbide powder will also be affected to a certain extent.

Introduction to Molybdenum Carbide Mo2C Powder
The molecular formula of molybdenum carbide is Mo2C, the molecular weight is 203.88, and the carbon content is 5.89%. It is a dark gray metallic powder, which crystallizes into a dense hexagonal lattice. The density is 9.18g/cm3, and the melting point is 2690.
As a kind of new functional material with high melting point and hardness, good thermal and mechanical stability, and good corrosion resistance, it has been widely used in various fields of high-temperature resistance, friction resistance, and chemical corrosion resistance.
With similar electronic structure and catalytic properties to noble metals, it can be widely used as catalysts for reactions involving hydrogens, such as isomerization of alkanes, hydrogenation of unsaturated hydrocarbons, hydrodesulfurization, and denitrification.  High hardness, wear resistance, abrasion resistance. It is an important component of molybdenum-molybdenum carbide hard coating and other cermet coatings, and can also be used as wear-resistance and scratch resistance coating.

Structure of Molybdenum Carbide Mo2C
Metallic carbides are generally considered to have an interstitial alloy structure. In normal gap alloys, metal atoms are arranged in forms such as face-centered cubic (FCC), hexagonal dense stack (HCP), and simple hexagonal (HEX), with nonmetallic atoms entering the Spaces between the metal atoms. The most common types of gaps between metal atoms are octahedral and triangular prism. The crystal structure of metallic carbides depends on both geometrical and electronic factors. The geometrical factors can be described by Hagg's empirical rule: when the atomic ratio of nonmetal to metal is lower than 0.59, a simple crystal structure is formed. Interestingly, although metallic carbides have simple crystal structures, few of these compounds have the same crystal structure as their parent metals. For example, molybdenum metal has a body-centered cube structure, while its stable carbides have a hexagonal compact pile structure, and carbon oxides have a face-centered cube structure. Another factor that determines the crystal structure of gap alloys is the electron factor. Bonding in these compounds results from the cooperation between the s-P orbital of the nonmetallic and the S-P-D orbital of the metal atom.

Molybdenum Carbide Mo2C Powder Properties
Other Names dimolybdenum carbide
CAS No. 12069-89-5
Compound Formula Mo2C
Molecular Weight 203.89
Appearance gray powder
Melting Point 2690
Boiling Point N/A
Density 9.18g/cm3
Solubility in H2O insoluble
Exact Mass N/A


Molybdenum Carbide Mo2C Powder CAS 12069-89-5

Applications of Molybdenum Carbide Mo2C Powder
1. Nano molybdenum carbide is used as a coating material and can also be used as an additive material. In addition, it is usually used for particle reinforced alloys.
2. Molybdenum carbide has a similar electronic structure and catalytic properties to precious metals, with the catalytic activity of hydrogen denitrification, hydrolysis, and isomerization reaction.
Molybdenum carbide is in phase with platinum-group noble metals in many ways.  In particular, its hydrogenation activity is comparable to that of Pt, Pd, and other precious metals, and it is expected to be a substitute for precious metals. 
4, can manufacture chromium-free special alloy and engineering ceramics, etc.  Used as hard tool material, wear-resistant material, heating material, and high-temperature structure material.
5, used for the production of wear-resistant film and the semiconductor film. It can also be used as raw material to produce molybdenum carbide. It can be used to manufacture special alloys and engineering ceramics without chromium.

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Recently, the first press conference of the Boao Forum For Asia Annual Conference 2022 was held. Two flagship reports were released at the conference: "Asia's Economic Prospects and Integration Process 2022" and "Sustainable Asia and the World 2022-Green Transformation in Action in Asia".

The flagship report points out that the global economy will recover in 2021, and the pace of economic integration in the Asia-Pacific has not stopped even in the face of the impact of COVID-19. The Asia-Pacific region has provided new impetus for the world's economic recovery and institutional building.  

The report gives an outlook on the Asian economy, noting that a number of factors will affect Asian economic growth. For example, mutated strains such as Delta and Omicron have become more transmissible, and many economies are experiencing epidemic peaks again. The Ukraine crisis has triggered geopolitical changes in Asia and Europe, leading to higher commodity prices, which may affect the global energy supply and energy transformation.

The report pointed out that the Asian economy will still be in the process of recovery in 2022, but the growth rate may moderate. According to the report, Asia's economic growth in 2022 is likely to be lower than the current IMF forecast, which is projected at 4.8%.

Affected by several factors, the supply of the Molybdenum Carbide powder is erratic and thus its prices are expected to go higher in the future.

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