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Sodium Carbide

CAS 2881-62-1

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Formula CAS No. PubChem SID PubChem CID MDL No. EC No IUPAC Name Beilstein
Re. No.
Na2C2 2881-62-1 135033163 N/A N/A 220-732-6 N/A N/A [Na]C#C[Na] InChI=1S/C2

PROPERTIES Compound Formula Mol. Wt. Appearance Melting Point Boiling Point Density Exact Mass Monoisotopic Mass Charge MSDS
C2Na2 70.00 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Safety Data Sheet

Carbide IonSodium Carbide is available in numerous forms and custom shapes including Ingot, foil, rod, plate and sputtering target. High purity forms also include Carbide powder, submicron powder and nanoscale, single crystal or polycrystalline forms. Carbides are compounds in which the anion is one or more carbon atoms. Most metals form carbide compounds, though not all: Indium and Gallium, for example, do not. Like diamond, a pure carbon substance, carbide compounds tend to be extremely hard, refractory and resistant to wear, corrosion and heat, making them excellent candidates for coatings for drills and other tools. They often have other valuable properties in combination with toughness, such as electrical conductivity, low thermal expansion and abrasiveness. Metallic carbide materials are marketed under the tradename AE Carbides. Sodium Carbide is generally immediately available in most volumes. American Elements produces to many standard grades when applicable, including Mil Spec (military grade); ACS, Reagent and Technical Grade; Food, Agricultural and Pharmaceutical Grade; Optical Grade, USP and EP/BP (European Pharmacopoeia/British Pharmacopoeia) and follows applicable ASTM testing standards. Typical and custom packaging is available. Additional technical, research and safety (MSDS) information is available as is a Reference Calculator for converting relevant units of measurement.

Sodium Bohr ModelSodium (Na) atomic and molecular weight, atomic number and elemental symbolSodium (atomic symbol: Na, atomic number: 11) is a Block D, Group 5, Period 4 element with an atomic weight of 22.989769. The number of electrons in each of Sodium's shells is [2, 8, 1] and its electron configuration is [Ne] 3s1.The sodium atom has a radius of 185.8 pm and a Van der Waals radius of 227 pm. Sodium was discovered and first isolated by Sir Humphrey Davy in 1807. In its elemental form, sodium has a silvery-white metallic appearance. It is the sixth most abundant element, making up 2.6 % of the earth's crust. Sodium does not occur in nature as a free element and must be extracted from its compounds (e.g., feldspars, sodalite, and rock salt). The name Sodium is thought to come from the Arabic word suda, meaning "headache" (due to sodium carbonate's headache-alleviating properties), and its elemental symbol Na comes from natrium, its Latin name. For more information on sodium, including properties, safety data, research, and American Elements' catalog of sodium products, visit the Sodium element page.

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Classification and Labelling (GHS)

disodium acetylide, 2-sodioethynylsodium, Disodium ethynediide; Acetylene disodium salt, Sodium acetylide(Na2(C2)) (6CI,7CI,8CI,9CI)

Sodium Fluoride Thallium-doped Sodium Iodide Barium Sodium Niobium Oxide Sodium Sulfate Europium Sodium Sulfate
Sodium Nitrate Sodium Acetate Sodium 2-Ethylhexanoate Sodium Tungstate Sodium Oxide
Sodium Oxide Nanopowder Sodium Oxide Pellets Sodium Cubes Gold(I) Sodium Cyanide Sodium Benzoate
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Typical bulk packaging includes palletized plastic 5 gallon/25 kg. pails, fiber and steel drums to 1 ton super sacks in full container (FCL) or truck load (T/L) quantities. Research and sample quantities and hygroscopic, oxidizing or other air sensitive materials may be packaged under argon or vacuum. Shipping documentation includes a Certificate of Analysis and Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS). Solutions are packaged in polypropylene, plastic or glass jars up to palletized 440 gallon liquid totes.

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Recent Research & Development for Sodium

  • Epoprostenol sodium for treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension.. Saito Y, Nakamura K, Akagi S, Sarashina T, Ejiri K, Miura A, Ogawa A, Matsubara H, Ito H.. Vasc Health Risk Manag. 2015 May 14
  • Fully automated production of sodium [18F]fluoride on AllInOne and miniAllInOne synthesizers.. Collet C, Otabashi M, Giacomelli F, Veran N, Karcher G, Chapleur Y, Lamandé-Langle S.. Appl Radiat Isot. 2015 May 14
  • Effectiveness of levulinic acid and sodium dodecyl sulfate employed as a sanitizer during harvest or packing of cantaloupes contaminated with Salmonella Poona.. Webb CC, Erickson MC, Davey LE, Doyle MP.. Int J Food Microbiol. 2015 May 2
  • Inadvertent apical extrusion of sodium hypochlorite with evaluation by dental volumetric tomography. Başer Can ED, Karapınar Kazandağ M, Kaptan RF. Case Rep Dent. 2015: Case Rep Dent
  • Agreement of the Kato-Katz test established by the WHO with samples fixed with sodium acetate analyzed at 6 months to diagnose intestinal geohelminthes. Fernández-Niño JA, Ramírez JD, López MC, Moncada LI, Reyes P, Heredia RD. Acta Trop. 2015 Mar 11.
  • A Novel hNIS/tdTomato Fusion Reporter for Visualizing the Relationship Between the Cellular Localization of Sodium Iodide Symporter and Its Iodine Uptake Function Under Heat Shock Treatment. Yeom CJ, Chung T, Youn H, Kang KW, Lee DS, Chung JK. Mol Imaging. 2015 Mar 1
  • Optimization of alkaline sulfite pretreatment and comparative study with sodium hydroxide pretreatment for improving enzymatic digestibility of corn stover. Liu H, Pang B, Wang H, Li H, Lu J, Niu M. J Agric Food Chem. 2015 Mar 15.
  • Sodium selenate reduces hyperphosphorylated tau and improves outcomes after traumatic brain injury. Shultz SR, Wright DK, Zheng P, Stuchbery R, Liu SJ, Sashindranath M, Medcalf RL, Johnston LA, Hovens CM, Jones NC, O'Brien TJ. Brain. 2015 Mar 13.
  • [Acute renal failure and hearing loss due to sodium bromate intoxication]. Kitamoto T. Chudoku Kenkyu. 2014 Dec
  • Efficacy of low concentrations of sodium hypochlorite and low powered Er,Cr:YSGG laser activated irrigation against an Enterococcus faecalis biofilm. Christo JE, Zilm PS, Sullivan T, Cathro PR. Int Endod J. 2015 Mar 13.

Recent Research & Development for Carbides

  • Quantum Hall resistance standards from graphene grown by chemical vapour deposition on silicon carbide.. Lafont F, Ribeiro-Palau R, Kazazis D, Michon A, Couturaud O, Consejo C, Chassagne T, Zielinski M, Portail M, Jouault B, Schopfer F, Poirier W.. Nat Commun. 2015 Apr 20
  • Optical properties of zirconium carbide in 60-200  Å wavelength region using x-ray reflectivity technique.. Singh A, Modi MH, Lodha GS.. Appl Opt. 2015 Jan 10
  • THz saturable absorption in turbostratic multilayer graphene on silicon carbide.. Bianco F, Miseikis V, Convertino D, Xu JH, Castellano F, Beere HE, Ritchie DA, Vitiello MS, Tredicucci A, Coletti C.. Opt Express. 2015 May 4
  • Nitrogen-doped Graphene-Supported Transition-metals Carbide Electrocatalysts for Oxygen Reduction Reaction.. Chen M, Liu J, Zhou W, Lin J, Shen Z.. Sci Rep. 2015 May 22
  • Nanostructured vanadium carbide thin films produced by RF magnetron sputtering.. Pat S, Korkmaz Ş.. Scanning. 2015 Mar 30.
  • Confining Iron Carbide Nanocrystals inside CNx@CNT toward an Efficient Electrocatalyst for Oxygen Reduction Reaction.. Zhang Y, Jiang WJ, Guo L, Zhang X, Hu JS, Wei Z, Wan LJ.. ACS Appl Mater Interfaces. 2015 May 22.
  • Oxidative stress in bacteria (Pseudomonas putida) exposed to nanostructures of silicon carbide.. Borkowski A, Szala M, Kowalczyk P, Cłapa T, Narożna D, Selwet M.. Chemosphere. 2015 May 7
  • A metallic superhard boron carbide: first-principles calculations.. Ma M, Yang B, Li Z, Hu M, Wang Q, Cui L, Yu D, He J.. Phys Chem Chem Phys. 2015 Apr 1
  • Annealing-dependent electrical properties of Ga-doped ZnO film on silicon carbide.. Koo SM, Lee JH, Kang MS.. J Nanosci Nanotechnol. 2014 Dec
  • Tungsten Carbide-Cobalt Nanoparticles Induce Reactive Oxygen Species, AKT, ERK, AP-1, NF-κB, VEGF, and Angiogenesis.. Liu LZ, Ding M, Zheng JZ, Zhu Y, Fenderson BA, Li B, Yu JJ, Jiang BH.. Biol Trace Elem Res. 2015 Apr 19.