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Chromium (II) Carbide

Chromium carbide is a ceramic compound found in several compositions; Cr₃C₂, Cr₂₃C₆, and Cr₇C₃. It is silver-gray-colored with high-temperature oxidation-resistant properties. It has the highest oxidation resistance at high temperatures of all metal carbides. It is also resistant to acids and alkalis. It has excellent electrical conductivity, high hardness, a moderate melting point, and good chemical stability.

Each composition is available as a -325 mesh powder and 99.5% pure.
Typical Applications

Chromium carbides are generally used to provide hard, wear-resistant surface treatment coatings on metal parts that need to be protected. It is also used as an additive in cutting tools made of cemented carbides. Structural applications include bearings, seals, valve seats, and orifices. Chromium carbide applications are particularly effective where sliding abrasion is present.

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Chromium Carbide TSCA SARA Title III) Status: Listed
For further information, please call the EPA Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention (OCSPP) at 202-564-2902.
Chromium Carbide (Cr₇C₃) CAS Number: 12075-40-0
Chromium Carbide (Cr₃C₂) CAS Number: 12012-35-0
Chromium Carbide (Cr₂₃C₆) CAS Number: 12105-81-6
Chromium Carbide Powder UN Number: 3178

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  • Cr₃C₂
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