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Carbide powder

Zirconium Carbide ZrC Powder CAS 12070-14-3

Item No.: TR-ZrC
Zirconium carbide (ZrC) is an extremely hard refractory ceramic material that is commercially used for cutting tooltips. It is usually processed by sintering.
Particle Size: -325mesh
Purity: 99%
Zirconium Carbide Properties

About Zirconium Carbide Powder:

Zirconium carbide ZrC is an extremely hard refractory ceramic material commercially used for cutting tooltips. It is usually processed by sintering. Zirconium carbide is brittle. The zirconium carbide melting point is 3540°C. Zirconium carbide boiling point is 5100°C. The apparent density is 6.70 g/cm3. Mohs hardness 8-9. Insoluble in cold water and hydrochloric acid. It is soluble in hydrofluoric acid and hot concentrated sulfuric acid containing nitric acid or hydrogen peroxide. It reacts with chlorine at high temperatures to produce zirconium tetrachloride. At 700°C, it burns in the air to produce zirconia. Do not react with water.

ZrC powder is a gray metal powder with a cubic crystal structure. Highly corrosion resistant. The group IV interstitial transition metal carbides are also members of ultra-high temperature ceramics (UHTC). Due to the presence of metal bonds, ZrC has a thermal conductivity of 20.5 W/m·K and electrical conductivity (resistivity of ~43μΩ·cm), both of which are similar to zirconium metal. The strong Zr-C covalent bond gives the material a very high melting point (~3530°C), high modulus (~440 GPa), and hardness (25 GPa). Compared with other carbides such as WC (15.8 g/cm3), TaC (14.5 g/cm3) or HfC (12.67 g/cm3), ZrC has a lower density (6.73 g/cm3). ZrC seems suitable for reentry aircraft, rocket/hyperjet, or supersonic aircraft, where low density and high-temperature load-bearing capacity are critical requirements.


Like most carbides of refractory metals, zirconium carbide is substoichiometric. That is, it contains carbon vacancies. The material contains free carbon when the carbon content is higher than about ZrC0.98. The ratio of ZrC to carbon to metal is stable in the range of 0.65 to 0.98.


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Product Performance of Zirconium Carbide Nanoparticles Nano ZrC Powder:

Zirconium carbide nanoparticles ( CAS 12070-14-3 ) have high purity, small particle size, uniform distribution, large specific surface area, high surface activity, low bulk density, high-temperature resistance, oxidation resistance, high strength, high hardness, good toughness, and good thermal conductivity. Nano ZrC powder is an important high melting point, high strength, and corrosion-resistant high-temperature structural material, and it has the characteristics of efficiently absorbing visible light, reflecting infrared, and energy storage.

Technical Parameter of Zirconium Carbide Nanoparticles Nano ZrC Powder:
Product Name               MF                 Purity             Particle Size           Crystal Form               SSA                 Color       
Zirconium Carbide Nanoparticles          ZrC 99% 20nm Cubic 11m2/g Black

How is Zirconium Carbide ZrC Powder produced?

Zirconium carbide can be manufactured in several ways. One method is the carbothermal reaction of zirconia and graphite. The result is powder. The dense ZrC can be made by sintering the ZrC powder at a temperature higher than 2000°C. Hot pressing of ZrC can lower the sintering temperature, thus helping to produce fine particles of completely dense ZrC. Spark plasma sintering has also been used to produce fully dense ZrC.

Zirconium carbide can also be manufactured by solution-based processing. This is achieved by refluxing the metal oxide and acetylacetone.

Another manufacturing method is chemical vapor deposition. This can be achieved by heating the zirconium sponge and decomposing the halide gas.

The poor oxidation resistance above 800°C limits the application of ZrC. One way to improve the oxidation resistance of ZrC is to prepare composite materials. The important composite materials proposed are ZrC-ZrB2 and ZrC-ZrB2-SiC composite materials. These composite materials can work at temperatures up to 1800°C. Another way to improve this situation is to use another material as a barrier layer, such as TRISO fuel particles.


Applications of Zirconium Carbide ZrC Powder:

Zirconium carbide is a high melting point material with high hardness and excellent high-temperature refractory. Used as a material for solid fuel in rocket engines.Used in the production of alloy steel. It is also a raw material for producing zirconium and zirconium tetrachloride and promising fine ceramic materials. Zirconium carbide is used as an incandescent filament. Now, it is mainly used as an abrasive. It can also be used as raw materials for cemented carbide.

Zirconium carbide is commonly used in cutting tool heads as a hard refractory ceramic material. By sintering, zirconium carbide (ZRC) has high-temperature oxidation resistance, high strength, high hardness, good thermal conductivity, and toughness. In addition, zirconium carbide (ZrC) nanopowders have a high visible light absorption rate, excellent infrared reflectance, and large energy storage properties.

Coating material

ZrC-free and niobium carbide are used as refractory coatings in nuclear reactors. It has a low neutron absorption cross-section and is less sensitive to damage under radiation. It can coat uranium dioxide and OR dioxide particles in nuclear fuel. Coatings are usually deposited in a fluidized bed reactor by superheated chemical vapor deposition. It also has a high emissivity and high current capacity at high temperatures, making it a promising material for thermo-photoelectric radiators, field emitter tips, and arrays.

The cementing tools

Because of their hardness, cemented carbide compounds can be used for drills and other tools that require wear resistance. Zirconium carbide (ZrC) is an important high-temperature structural material with a high melting point, strength, and corrosion resistance. The application of cemented carbide can improve the strength and corrosion resistance of the material.

Nanostructured parts

Zirconium carbide nanoparticles can be used in the metallurgical, chemical, and aerospace industries in nanostructured parts. It can be used in the textile industry to manufacture nylon, fiber, and carbide thermostatic textiles. Composites used in ceramic and metal substrates are also made from these nanoparticles.

Packing & Shipping of Zirconium Carbide Nanoparticles Nano ZrC Powder:
We have many different kinds of packing which depend on the zirconium carbide nanoparticles quantity.
Zirconium carbide nanoparticles packing: vacuum packing, 1kg/bag, 25kg/barrel, or as your request.
Zirconium carbide nanoparticles shipping: could be shipped out by sea, by air, by express as soon as possible once payment receipt.

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Zirconium Carbide Properties

Other Names zirconium(IV) carbide, methylidynezirconium, ZrC powder
CAS No. 12070-14-3
Compound Formula ZrC
Molecular Weight 103.23
Appearance Gray Powder
Melting Point 3532℃
Boiling Point 5100℃
Density 6.73 g/cm3
Solubility in H2O N/A
Exact Mass 102.912529

Zirconium Carbide Health & Safety Information

Signal Word Danger
Hazard Statements H228-H302-H312-H332
Hazard Codes F, Xn
Risk Codes 11-20/21/22
Safety Statements 16-27-33-36/37/39
Transport Information UN 3178 4.1/PG 2
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