Sodium Carbide

CAS 2881-62-1

Product Product Code Order or Specifications
(2N) 99% Sodium Carbide NA-C-02 Contact American Elements
(2N5) 99.5% Sodium Carbide NA-C-025 Contact American Elements
(3N) 99.9% Sodium Carbide NA-C-03 Contact American Elements
(3N5) 99.9% Sodium Carbide NA-C-035 Contact American Elements
(4N) 99.99% Sodium Carbide NA-C-04 Contact American Elements
(5N) 99.999% Sodium Carbide NA-C-05 Contact American Elements

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

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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 na 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 Information Center.

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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)

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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

  • Enshan Han, Qiming Jing, Lingzhi Zhu, Guowei Zhang, Shuqian Ma, The effects of sodium additive on Li1.17Ni0.10Co0.10Mn0.63O2 for lithium ion batteries, Journal of Alloys and Compounds, Volume 618, 5 January 2015
  • Yuchao Li, Jianguo Tang, Linjun Huang, Yao Wang, Jixian Liu, Xiangcai Ge, Sie Chin Tjong, Robert Kwok Yiu Li, Laurence A. Belfiore, Facile preparation, characterization and performance of noncovalently functionalized graphene/epoxy nanocomposites with poly(sodium 4-styrenesulfonate), Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing, Volume 68, January 2015
  • M. Afshari, M. Moradi, M. Rostami, Structural, electronic and magnetic properties of the (001), (110) and (111) surfaces of rocksalt sodium sulfide: A first-principles study, Journal of Physics and Chemistry of Solids, Volume 76, January 2015
  • Lucille Bodenes, Ali Darwiche, Laure Monconduit, Hervé Martinez, The Solid Electrolyte Interphase a key parameter of the high performance of Sb in sodium-ion batteries: Comparative X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy study of Sb/Na-ion and Sb/Li-ion batteries, Journal of Power Sources, Volume 273, 1 January 2015
  • Gurpreet Singh, Frederic Aguesse, Laida Otaegui, Eider Goikolea, Elena Gonzalo, Julie Segalini, Teofilo Rojo, Electrochemical performance of NaFex(Ni0.5Ti0.5)1−xO2 (x = 0.2 and x = 0.4) cathode for sodium-ion battery, Journal of Power Sources, Volume 273, 1 January 2015
  • E.J.C. Davim, M.H.V. Fernandes, A.M.R. Senos, Increased surface area during sintering of calcium phosphate glass and sodium chloride mixtures, Journal of the European Ceramic Society, Volume 35, Issue 1, January 2015
  • Saeideh Hematian, Faramarz Hormozi, Drying kinetics of coated sodium percarbonate particles in a conical fluidized bed dryer, Powder Technology, Volume 269, January 2015
  • J. Suresh Kumar, K. Pavani, M.P.F. Graça, M.J. Soares, Enhanced green upconversion by controlled ceramization of Er3+–Yb3+ co-doped sodium niobium tellurite glass–ceramics for low temperature sensors, Journal of Alloys and Compounds, Volume 617, 25 December 2014
  • Xuebin Qiao, Yu Cheng, Lin Qin, Chuanxiang Qin, Peiqing Cai, Sun Il Kim, Hyo Jin Seo, Coprecipitation synthesis, structure and photoluminescence properties of Eu3+-doped sodium barium borate, Journal of Alloys and Compounds, Volume 617, 25 December 2014
  • Kaiqiang Wu, Jie Shu, Xiaoting Lin, Lianyi Shao, Mengmeng Lao, Miao Shui, Peng Li, Nengbing Long, Dongjie Wang, Enhanced electrochemical performance of sodium lithium titanate by coating various carbons, Journal of Power Sources, Volume 272, 25 December 2014

Recent Research & Development for Carbides

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  • Lining Gu, Jiwu Huang, Yunfeng Tang, Chenhui Xie, Shuangshuang Gao, Influence of different post treatments on microstructure and properties of WC-Co cemented carbides, Journal of Alloys and Compounds, Volume 620, 25 January 2015
  • Zhoufeng Xu, Li Jiang, Jiasheng Dong, Zhijun Li, Xingtai Zhou, The effect of silicon on precipitation and decomposition behaviors of M6C carbide in a Ni–Mo–Cr superalloy, Journal of Alloys and Compounds, Volume 620, 25 January 2015
  • Fei Liu, Yehua Jiang, Han Xiao, Jun Tan, Study on fragmentation and dissolution behavior of carbide in a hot-rolled hypereutectic high chromium cast iron, Journal of Alloys and Compounds, Volume 618, 5 January 2015
  • N.I. Medvedeva, D.C. Van Aken, J.E. Medvedeva, Stability of binary and ternary M23C6 carbides from first principles, Computational Materials Science, Volume 96, Part A, January 2015
  • Zhiwei Zhao, Hongjuan Zheng, Shaojing Liu, Jianhong Shen, Weiqiang Song, Jinshen Chen, Low temperature synthesis of chromium carbide (Cr3C2) nanopowders by a novel precursor method, International Journal of Refractory Metals and Hard Materials, Volume 48, January 2015
  • Alexander Pak, Alexander Sivkov, Ivan Shanenkov, Ilias Rahmatullin, Kseniya Shatrova, Synthesis of ultrafine cubic tungsten carbide in a discharge plasma jet, International Journal of Refractory Metals and Hard Materials, Volume 48, January 2015
  • A. Muthuraja, S. Senthilvelan, Development of tungsten carbide based self lubricant cutting tool material: Preliminary investigation, International Journal of Refractory Metals and Hard Materials, Volume 48, January 2015
  • Bartek Kaplan, Susanne Norgren, Martin Schwind, Malin Selleby, Thermodynamic calculations and experimental verification in the WC–Co–Cr cemented carbide system, International Journal of Refractory Metals and Hard Materials, Volume 48, January 2015
  • Liang Liang, Xin Liu, Xiao-qiang Li, Yuan-Yuan Li, Wear mechanisms of WC–10Ni3Al carbide tool in dry turning of Ti6Al4V, International Journal of Refractory Metals and Hard Materials, Volume 48, January 2015