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Carbide powder

Vanadium Carbide VC Powder CAS 12070-10-9

Item No.: TR-VC
Vanadium carbide has good electrical and thermal conductivity, so it is widely used in the fields of iron and steel metallurgy, cemented carbide, electronic products, catalysts and high-temperature coating materials.
Purity: 99%
Vanadium Carbide Properties
About Vanadium Carbide VC Powder:

Vanadium carbide is an inorganic compound. The vanadium carbide formula is VC. Black cubic crystals. The vanadium carbide melting point is 2810°C, the Vanadium carbide boiling point is 3900°C, and the relative density is 5.77. The hardness is 9-9.5 Moher, slightly higher than quartz. It may be the hardest metal carbide known. Vanadium carbide is commonly found in vanadium metals and alloys. Vanadium carbide can be prepared by reducing vanadium pentoxide with coke. Mainly used in the manufacture of vanadium steel. It can be used as a cemented carbide additive for cemented carbide.

It has the same structure as vanadium monoxide and crystallizes in the rock salt. Since VC and VO are mutually soluble, VC samples usually contain oxide impurities. It is made by heating vanadium oxide and carbon at about 1000°C. Although VC is thermodynamically stable, it converts to V2C at higher temperatures.


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Performance of of of Vanadium Carbide VC Powder :

Vanadium carbide, Chemical formula VC, Molecular weight 62.95, Carbon content 19.08%, Density 5.41g/cm3, Melting point 2800ºC, Boiling point 3900ºC.Vanadium carbide is a gray metallic powder with a cubic system structure of NaCl type, crystalline constant is 4.182A. The carbide is chemically stable and has excellent high-temperature properties. It can be used in the cutting tool, and the steel industry can also be used as an additive to fine the WC cemented carbide crystal to improve the properties of the alloy.

Technical parameters of Vanadium Carbide VC Powder :
ITEM Chemical Composition (%) Particle Size
VC C P S O Free Carbon
VC Powder 99 19 0.03 0.05 0.4 0.2 325 mesh


How is Vanadium Carbide VC Powder produced? 

1. Complete the carbon powder and the vanadium dioxide under high vacuum conditions. The carbonized vanadium is prepared at 1300 ° C or higher. 

2. Pure VC can be made by the gas-phase reaction method. The hydrogen-containing tetrachloride VCl4 vapor and hydrocarbon gas (methane, benzene, etc.) are connected to a tungsten wire directly energized to heat it. To avoid metal vanadium and wires of tungsten produced at the beginning of the reaction, the temperature of the tungsten wire is maintained at 1400 ° C or lower. After a very strong VC layer is formed, it is raised to 2000 ° C to complete the carbonization reaction. The precipitation of the tungsten wire is a gray-white crystalline. 

3. Preparation by metal vanadium. Put the metal vanadium powder or the hydrogenated vanadium powder (particle size should be less than 325 mesh, preferably below the mixture of micrometers) and carbon black (mixed by the mine, and the carbon black content is more than 5% ~ 10 %). Pressure molding. When the metal is mixed with high pressure (about 3 tons/cm 2), the vanadium is pressed (about 1 ton/cm 2) when pressurized. This pressurized powder is stored in the graphite crucible (in about 1-33322Pa vacuum) heated to 1800 ~ 2000 ° C, maintained for one h so that the carburization (reaction temperature and holding time are determined by the particle size of the feedstock, reaction performance), Fill the amount, etc.). 

4. Adopt a reduction method. The carbon powder is thoroughly mixed with vanadium dioxide, and the carbonized vanadium can be prepared at a temperature of 1300 ° C or higher under high vacuum conditions.


Applications of Vanadium Carbide VC Powder:

Superhard material
Vanadium carbide has high hardness and wear resistance, so it is a superhard material. In fields such as machining and mining, the high hardness of vanadium carbide can be used to manufacture various tools and tools, improving their service life and efficiency. In addition, vanadium carbide can be used to manufacture precision tools such as cutting, drills, and measuring tools to improve their hardness and wear resistance.
Wear-resistant material
Vanadium carbide's high hardness and wear resistance can also make wear-resistant materials. For example, in construction machinery such as excavators, bulldozers, and loaders, using vanadium carbide can improve their working devices' wear resistance and efficiency. In conveying pipes and mining equipment, vanadium carbide can improve its wear resistance and durability.
Structural material
Vanadium carbide has excellent strength and high-temperature properties and is used as a structural material. In areas such as construction and Bridges, vanadium carbide can enhance its strength, wear, and corrosion resistance. In addition, vanadium carbide can be used to manufacture components in high-temperature equipment to improve their strength and durability at high temperatures.
Protective coating
The high hardness and wear resistance of vanadium carbide make it a good protective coating material. In metal surface treatment and industrial equipment, vanadium carbide can form a dense protective film, improving its corrosion and wear resistance. In addition, vanadium carbide can also be used to manufacture high-temperature protective coatings to extend the service life of equipment.
Other applications
Vanadium carbide can also be used in other fields. For example, vanadium carbide can be used as a catalyst in chemical reactions And as structural materials in construction and automobile manufacturing. It can also be used as electrode material in batteries and electrochemical devices. In addition, vanadium carbide can be used as a biological material in medical devices and artificial joints.

Storage Condition of Vanadium Carbide VC Powder  :
Vanadium Carbide VC Powder should be stored in dry, cool and sealing of the environment, can not be exposure to air, in addition, should avoid the heavy pressure, according to ordinary goods transportation.

Packing & Shipping of Vanadium Carbide VC Powder  :
It is packed in double plastic bags inside, which can be filled with argon in vacuum; it can be vacuumed and filled with argon for protection..
Vanadium Carbide VC Powder packing: vacuum packing, 100g, 500g or 1kg/bag, 25kg/barrel, or as your request.
Vanadium Carbide VC Powder shipping: could be shipped out by sea, by air, by express as soon as possible once payment receipt.

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Vanadium Carbide Properties

Other Names vanadium(IV) carbide, vanadium monocarbide, VC powder
CAS No. 12070-10-9
Compound Formula VC
Molecular Weight 62.95
Appearance Black Powder
Melting Point 2810 °C
Boiling Point N/A
Density 5.77 g/cm3
Solubility in H2O N/A
Exact Mass 66.975266

Vanadium Carbide Health & Safety Information

Signal Word Warning
Hazard Statements H228-H315-H319-H335
Hazard Codes F, Xi
Risk Codes N/A
Safety Statements N/A
Transport Information UN 3178 4.1/PG III
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