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Tantalum Carbide (TaC)

Tantalum carbide (TaC) is an extremely hard (Mohs hardness 9-10), heavy, refractory crystalline ceramic material. It is a gold-colored to brown powder that is extremely resistant to chemical action at normal temperature and is an important cermet material. TaC has the highest known melting point, at 3880°C of any binary compound.

Purity: 99.0% to 99.5%
Typical Applications

Tantalum carbide is used as an additive to tungsten carbide/cobalt (WC/Co) powder to enhance the physical properties of the sintered product and prevent grain growth to allow optimal hardness. It is used as a coating to provide wear resistance, in places where hardness or mechanical resistance is needed, such as tool bits for cutting tools, and sharp instruments. It is also used as a coating for steel molds in the injection molding of aluminum alloys.

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Tantalum 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.
Tantalum Carbide (TaC) CAS Number: 12070-06-3
Tantalum Carbide (Ta₂C) CAS Number: 12070-07-4

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