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Iron Carbide Powder, Fe3C, CAS 12011-67-5


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Iron Carbide (Fe3C) Powder is a grey-black powder with an orthorhombic crystal structure, which is an interstitial compound formed at high temperatures. It is also known as cementite.

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Purity 99%
CAS 12011-67-5
Molecular Formula Fe3C

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Iron Carbide (Fe3C) Powder is an inorganic substance, which has high hardness. But its plasticity and toughness are almost zero, so it is very brittle. Heeger Materials can provide high-quality Iron Carbide (Fe3C) Powder at a competitive price.

Iron Carbide (Fe3C) Powder

  • Formula: Fe3C
  • Density: 7.694 g/cm3
  • Melting point: 1250℃
  • Molecular weight: 183.57 g/mol
  • Brinell hardness: 800
  • CAS: 12011-67-5

Iron Carbide Powder Chemical Analysis


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Iron Carbide Powder Properties

  • Insoluble in cold and hot water and dilute acids
  • Soluble in hot concentrated hydrochloric acid
  • No interaction with dry air and oxidizing in moist air to produce iron oxide and carbon.

Iron Carbide Powder Applications

  • Used as an important constituent in ferrous metallurgy
  • Widely used in mechanical manufacturing
  • Used as a metal raw material in the steelmaking process to replace molten iron and directly reduce iron or steel scrap

Iron Carbide Powder Storage and Packing

Iron Carbide (Fe3C) Powder should keep sealed and stored in a dry and cool place. The vacuum packing is 1kg/bag, 25kg/drum, or as required. 

Iron Carbide Powder Storage and Packing

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