What is molybdenum sulfide?
This is the main component in molybdenite. It is a solid black powder with metallic luster. Molybdenum dioxide has a chemical formula: MoS2. Its melting point at 2375°C is MoS2, and its density at 4.80g/cm3 is 14°C. The Mohs hardness ranges between 1.0 and 1.5. It begins to dissolve at 1370 degC and is broken down into metallic molybdenum at 1600 degC.
Molybdenum disulfide can not be dissolved in water, dilute or concentrated sulfuric, and is usually insoluble in alkalis, organic solvents, and acids. However, it is soluble in aqua regia, boiled concentrated sulfuric, and in other acids.
What are molybdenum disulfide’s applications?
Molybdenum disulfide can be found in many carbon brush additives used in the automotive and machinery industries. You can add it to grease, grease, PTFE and nylon to increase lubrication and decrease friction.
Molybdenum dioxide can also be used for non-ferrous metals release agents and as a lubricant to forging dies. This will help extend the service life, improve working conditions, improve the running state, prevent damage from the surface, and prevent cold welding. Make sure that the threaded connection is in its best condition when connecting.
Mixing molybdenum diulfide and other volatile solvents allows it to be sprayed onto metal surfaces. It can also be added with engineering plastics for lubricating elements. Molybdenum sulfide can also be used directly in electronics, spraying or electroplating as well as hardware and screws.
Molybdenum disulfide can be used as a solid lubricant. It is particularly well-suited to high temperatures and high pressure. It is diamagnetic, so it can be used to produce a line photoconductor or a semiconductor of P-type and N-type conductivity. Additionally, it has the functions rectification as well as energy conversion. Molybdenum dioxide can be used to catalyze the dehydrogenation complex hydrocarbons.
Molybdenum disulfide, also known as “the king among advanced solid lubricants”, is another name for it. This solid powder is made of natural molybdenum powder after chemical purification. Molybdenum disulfide’s color is black, slightly silver-gray and has metallic luster. It has a greasy texture and is insoluble with water. It has good dispersibility and low adhesion. It can be added with other greases to form a colloidal condition that doesn’t adhere to them. This can increase the lubricity as well as the extreme pressure of grease.
Molybdenum disulfide works well in extreme conditions, such as high temperature, pressure, high speed, and high loads. It also prolongs equipment’s lifespan.
Molybdenum dioxidide is used in friction material to reduce friction at low temperature. It also increases friction at high temperatures.
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