Since 2022, Russia-Ukraine geopolitical conflicts have intensified, and global energy prices have risen sharply, with international natural gas prices hitting historic highs. As the most important transitional energy source in the transition from fossil energy to non-fossil energy, the share of natural gas in primary energy has increased from 14.6% in 1965 to 24.7% in 2020. The global gas price indices showed a unilateral downward trend from 2018, bottomed out in 2020, and remained low for a long time. However, since July 2020, the global gas prices have gradually fluctuated upward, and the impact of geopolitical events made the Dutch TTF gas price even hit record highs repeatedly.
An analyst of a securities company believes that the core catalyst of this round of global gas market lies in the lack of investment in upstream oil and gas resources caused by long-term low prices. Since 2020, although the epidemic has led to a decline in demand, the decline in supply has been faster, resulting in a large inventory consumption. In 2021, demand will recover faster than supply (the supply-side is less sensitive to prices, which will be reflected in investment).
As the world's two largest gas Mo2C powder are also expected to change significantly.
Introduction to Molybdenum Carbide Mo2C Powder
Molybdenum carbide or Mo2C, the molecular weight is 203.88, and the carbon content is 5.89%. It is gray powder, the melting point is 2692℃. Insoluble in water and alkali, slightly soluble in nitric acid, sulfuric acid, and hydrofluoric acid. It has properties of high hardness, good thermal stability, mechanical stability, wear resistance, and corrosion resistance. In addition, molybdenum carbide has a similar electronic structure and catalytic properties to noble metals. The main catalytic reaction types include hydro hydrolysis, isomerization, hydrodesulfurization, hydrodenitrification, ammonia synthesis, hydrocarbon conversion, and synthesis.
Properties of Molybdenum Carbide Mo2C
Molybdenum carbide belongs to transition metal carbides, which is a group of mesenchymal compounds with metallic properties formed by carbon entering the lattice of transition metal. As a kind of new functional material with high hardness, good stability, and corrosion resistance, metal carbide has been applied in various mechanical fields with high-temperature resistance, friction resistance, and chemical corrosion resistance. In recent years, the catalytic performance of these compounds has been gradually discovered. Transition metal carbides have become a hot topic in the field of new inorganic catalytic materials because of their unique electronic structure and excellent catalytic performance.
In terms of catalytic properties, molybdenum carbide is similar to platinum group precious metals in many aspects, especially its hydrogenation activity is similar to Pt, Pd, and other precious metals, so it is expected to be a substitute for precious metals. The results show that molybdenum carbide has good catalytic activity and selectivity for hydro refining, desulfurization, and denitrification of oil, and has the characteristics of ultra-high hardness, and excellent temperature stability, thermal stability, and good corrosion resistance to general metal carbides. In addition, molybdenum carbide has been found to have similar electronic structure and catalytic properties as noble metals, as well as good capacitance characteristics and charge-discharge behavior, which is a new catalytic material with great application prospects.
|Molybdenum Carbide Mo2C Powder Properties|
|Other Names||dimolybdenum carbide|
|Solubility in H2O||insoluble|
How are Carbides Formed?
Carbides are compounds consisting of carbon and less electronegative elements that are distinguished by chemical bonds (ionic, covalent). They are usually made of metals or metal oxides combined with carbon at high temperatures (1,500 °C or more).
Carbides are generally quite stable and exhibit high melting points. It can be used in critical industrial applications.
Carbides can be classified as salt-like carbides, interstitial carbides, and covalent carbides.
Applications of Molybdenum Carbide Mo2C Powder
1. For molybdenum alloy production. Molybdenum-zirconium-titanium alloy and molybdenum-titanium-zirconium-carbon alloy are widely used in electronic tubes, electric light source parts, metal processing tools, and turbine disks due to their high strength, good electrical conductivity, and low thermal expansion coefficient.
2. As steel additives. The role of molybdenum in stainless steel is to improve the corrosion resistance, strength, and weldability of the product.
3. As heating electrode in glass melting furnace. Molybdenum has good compatibility with most glass components and will not produce harmful substances due to small amounts of molybdenum dissolved in the glass bath.
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With the outbreak of the Russia-Ukraine conflict, the market is increasingly worried about the potential disruption of Russia's energy supply. Geopolitical premiums have pushed up the price of crude oil and natural gas, and the energy price is expected to remain high in the short term. Affected by this, the market price of the Mo2C powder may continue to rise.
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