No Widgets found in the Sidebar

If you are looking for high-quality products, please feel free to contact us and send an inquiry, email:

What is molybdenum Silicide? Molybdenum Silicide This gray metallic solid is an inorganic substance with the chemical Formula MoSi2. It is insoluble, except in nitric or hydrofluoric acid. The two atoms have similar radii, a close electronegativity, and properties that are similar to those of ceramics and metals. It is electrically conductible and forms an oxidation-resistant silica layer at high temperatures. It can be used for high-temperature coatings, electric heating components, integrated electrode film, structural materials and as reinforcing agent for composite materials.

Preparation and use of molybdenum Silicide
MoSi2 can also be made by a direct reaction between two elements, Mo or Si. Reaction formula
Molybdenum Silicide: Physicochemical Properties
MoSi2 (also known as Dalton type intermetallic compound) is the intermediate phase in the Mo-Si binary system with the highest silicon contents. It combines both the metal and ceramic properties and has an excellent high-temperature performance. It has a good high-temperature resistance to oxidation, with an oxidation temperature above 1600 that is comparable to SiC. It also has a moderate density (6.24g/cm3), a low coefficient of thermal contraction (8.1×10-6K-1), good electrical and thermal conduction, and brittle transition temperatures (1000) just below ceramic-like hardness. MoSi can be used primarily as a heating component, integrated circuits, high temperature anti-oxidation coats, and high temperature structural materials.
MoSi2 has molybdenum bonded with silicon via metallic bonds while silicon is bonded covalently to silicon. It is not soluble with mineral acids, including aqua regia. However, it is soluble with a mixture containing nitric and hydrofluoric acids.
In an oxidizing environment, dense quartz glass (SiO2) is formed on the surface of the molybdenum silicide to protect it from continuous oxidation. When the temperature of heating element is greater than 1700 degrees, SiO2 protective films are formed, thickening up to 1710 melting points, and SiO2 fusion as molten drops. Surface extension causes the loss of protective capability. It is possible to form a protective layer again when an element is used continuously with an oxidizing substance. Due to strong oxidation, the element can’t be used at temperatures between 400 and 700degC for long periods of time.

Applications of molybdenum Silicide
In the following industries, molybdenum silicide is used as a high-temperature coating material, an electric heating element, integrated electrode films and structural materials. It can also be found in reinforcing materials for composite materials, wearing-resistant materials and joining materials for structural ceramics.
Energy and Chemical Industry: Electric heating elements, high temperature heat exchangers and protection tubes for thermocouples at high temperatures, melting vessel vessels (for melting sodium and lithium, bismuth and tin), melting vessel crucibles.
2) Microelectronics Industry: MoSi2 & other refractory metallic silicides (Ti5Si3, TaSi2, TaSi2, TaSi2, TiSi2, TaSi2, TaSi2, TaSi2, TaSi2, TaSi2, TaSi2, TaSi2, TaSI2, etc.) These films are ideal for interconnecting lines and large-scale circuits.
Aerospace industry: This material has been extensively and deeply investigated and applied as a coating for high temperature anti-oxidation. Specially for turbine engine parts, including blades, impellers combustors tailpipes and sealing devices.
(4) Automotive Industry: turbo engine supercharger, valve body and spark plug for automobiles.

(aka. Technology Co. Ltd. has over 12 years experience as a supplier and manufacturer of high-quality chemical materials. The Molybdenum Silicide Please note that the products produced by our company are of high purity and have low impurity. Please. Contact us if necessary.

By admin