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What is Molybdenum Silicide MoSi2 Powder?

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Introduction to Molybdenum Silicide MoSi2 Powder
Molybdenum silicide was discovered in 1906. Under different conditions, silicon and molybdenum can form molybdenum trisilicide (Mo3Si), molybdenum pentasilicate (Mo5Si3), and molybdenum disilicate (MoSi2). The most important one is the Molybdenum disilicide (MoSi2), which is a Dalton-type intermetallic compound. The atomic combination in its crystal structure shows the coexistence of metal bonds and covalent bonds, and has excellent high-temperature essential characteristics.
Molybdenum disilicide is an inorganic compound, the chemical formula is MoSi2, gray metal solid. Insoluble in most acids, but soluble in nitric acid and hydrofluoric acid. The two kinds of atoms have similar radii and electronegativity, which is similar to metal and ceramic.  Molybdenum disilicide is electrically conductive and at high temperatures forms a passivation layer of silicon dioxide on the surface to prevent further oxidation.
It can be applied as high-temperature oxidation-resistant coating materials, electric heating elements, integrated electrode film, structural materials, composite reinforcement, wear-resistant materials, structural ceramics, and other fields of bonding materials. 
 

Physicochemical Properties of Molybdenum Silicide MoSi2 Powder
MoSi2 is a kind of intermediate phase with the highest silicon content in the Mo-Si binary alloy system, and it is a Dalton-type intermetallic compound with a fixed composition. It has dual characteristics of metal and ceramic, and is a kind of high-temperature material with excellent performance. Good high-temperature oxidation resistance, oxidation resistance temperature up to 1600, and SiC equivalent; Moderate density (6.24g/cm3); Low thermal expansion coefficient (8.1×10-6K-1); Good electric conductivity; Higher brittle and ductile transition temperature (1000) below the hard brittleness of ceramics. Above 1000 it is metal-like soft plastic. MoSi2 is mainly used as heating elements, integrated circuits, high-temperature oxidation-resistant coating, and high-temperature structural material. 
In MoSi2, molybdenum and silicon are bonded by metal bonds, while silicon and silicon are bonded by covalent bonds. Molybdenum disilicide is gray tetragonal crystal. Insoluble in general mineral acids (including aqua roya), but soluble in nitric acid and hydrofluoric acid mixed acid, has good high-temperature oxidation resistance, can be used as high temperature (<1700) oxidation atmosphere work heating element. 
In an oxidizing atmosphere, a protective film is formed on the surface of dense quartz glass (SiO2) burned at a high temperature to prevent continuous oxidation. When the temperature of the heating element is higher than 1700, SiO2 protective film is formed, which is thickened at the melting point of 1710 and fused with SiO2 into molten droplets.  It loses its protective ability due to its surface-extending action. When the element is used continuously under the oxidant, it forms a protective film again. It should be noted that this element cannot be used for long periods at 400-700 due to strong oxidation at low temperatures.

 

Molybdenum Silicide MoSi2 Powder Properties
Other Names molybdenum disilicide, MoSi2 powder
CAS No. 12136-78-6
Compound Formula MoSi2
Molecular Weight 152.11
Appearance gray to black powder
Melting Point 1900-2050 °C
Boiling Point N/A
Density 6.23-6.31g/cm3
Solubility in H2O N/A
Exact Mass 153.859261

 

Molybdenum Silicide MoSi2 Powder CAS 12136-78-6
 

 
Applications of Molybdenum Silicide MoSi2 Powder
MoSi2 is widely used in heating elements. Molybdenum disilicide heating elements can be used at temperatures up to 1800°C for electric furnaces used in laboratories and production environments in glass, steel, electronics, ceramics, and for heat treatment of materials. Although these components are brittle, they can operate at high power without aging, and their resistivity does not increase with operating time.
 

Main Supplier of Molybdenum Silicide MoSi2 Powder
Luoyang Tongrun Nano Technology Co. Ltd. (TRUNNANO) is a trusted global chemical material supplier & manufacturer with over 12-year-experience in providing super high-quality chemicals and Nanomaterials, including silicon powder, nitride powder, graphite powder, zinc sulfide, calcium nitride, 3D printing powder, etc.
If you are looking for high-quality molybdenum silicide MoSi2 powder, please feel free to contact us and send an inquiry. ([email protected])

 

The MoSi2 Powder industry has experienced demand expectations driven by the rise and the off-season tired stock driven by the seasonal decline in two rounds of the market. Affected by the COVID-19 epidemic and other factors, inventories of manufacturers continue to accumulate, putting pressure on market sentiment. In addition to off-season factors, the weak trend of MoSi2 Powder also reflects the market's concern about the epidemic and some other related enterprises' financial situation. 

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