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Silicon Carbide Powder

High Purity SiC Powder
CAS 409-21-2

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Formula CAS No. PubChem SID PubChem CID MDL No. EC No IUPAC Name Beilstein
Re. No.
SiC 409-21-2 134973805 9863 MFCD00049531 206-991-8 methanidylidynesilicon N/A [C-]#[Si+] 1\/CSi\/c1-2 HBMJWWWQQXIZIP-UHFFFAOYSA-N

PROPERTIES Compound Formula Mol. Wt. Appearance Density Exact Mass Monoisotopic Mass Charge MSDS
SiC 40.1 Silvery 3.22 g/cm3 39.976927 39.976927 0 Safety Data Sheet

Carbide IonAmerican Elements specializes in producing high purity Silicon Carbide Powder with the smallest possible average grain sizes for use in preparation of pressed and bonded sputtering targets and in Chemical Vapor Deposition (CVD) and Physical Vapor Deposition (PVD) processes including Thermal and Electron Beam (E-Beam) Evaporation, Low Temperature Organic Evaporation, Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD), Metallic-Organic and Chemical Vapor Deposition (MOCVD). Powders are also useful in any application where high surface areas are desired such as water treatment and in fuel cell and solar applications. Nanoparticles () also produce very high surface areas. Our standard Powder particle sizes average in the range of - 325 mesh, - 100 mesh, 10-50 microns and submicron (< 1 micron). We can also provide many materials in the nanoscale range. Like diamond, a pure carbon compound, 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.

Silicon (Si) atomic and molecular weight, atomic number and elemental symbolSilicon (atomic symbol: Si, atomic number: 14) is a Block P, Group 14, Period 3 element with an atomic weight of 28.085. Silicon Bohr MoleculeThe number of electrons in each of Silicon's shells is 2, 8, 4 and its electron configuration is [Ne] 3s2 3p2. The silicon atom has a radius of 111 pm and a Van der Waals radius of 210 pm. Silicon was discovered and first isolated by Jöns Jacob Berzelius in 1823. Silicon makes up 25.7% of the earth's crust, by weight, and is the second most abundant element, exceeded only by oxygen. The metalloid is rarely found in pure crystal form and is usually produced from the iron-silicon alloy ferrosilicon. Elemental Silicon Silica (or silicon dioxide), as sand, is a principal ingredient of glass, one of the most inexpensive of materials with excellent mechanical, optical, thermal, and electrical properties. Ultra high purity silicon can be doped with boron, gallium, phosphorus, or arsenic to produce silicon for use in transistors, solar cells, rectifiers, and other solid-state devices which are used extensively in the electronics industry.The name Silicon originates from the Latin word silex which means flint or hard stone. For more information on silicon, including properties, safety data, research, and American Elements' catalog of silicon products, visit the Silicon element page.

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methanidylidynesilicon; Carborundum; Silicon monocarbide; Betarundum Carborundeum; carbon silicide; Green densic

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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 Silicon

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  • Complete magnesiothermic reduction reaction of vertically aligned mesoporous silica channels to form pure silicon nanoparticles. Kim KH, Lee DJ, Cho KM, Kim SJ, Park JK, Jung HT. Sci Rep. 2015 Mar 11
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  • Continuous wave-pumped wavelength conversion in low-loss silicon nitride waveguides. Krückel CJ, Torres-Company V, Andrekson PA, Spencer DT, Bauters JF, Heck MJ, Bowers JE. Opt Lett. 2015 Mar 15
  • Controlled translocation of DNA through nanopores in carbon nano-, silicon-nitride- and lipid-coated membranes. Sischka A, Galla L, Meyer AJ, Spiering A, Knust S, Mayer M, Hall AR, Beyer A, Reimann P, Gölzhäuser A, Anselmetti D. Analyst. 2015 Mar 13.
  • Silicon nanomembranes: mechanisms for hydrolysis of silicon nanomembranes as used in bioresorbable electronics (adv. Mater. 11/2015). Yin L, Farimani AB, Min K, Vishal N, Lam J, Lee YK, Aluru NR, Rogers JA. Adv Mater. 2015 Mar
  • Aggregates of silicon quantum dots as a drug carrier: selective intracellular drug release based on pH-responsive aggregation/dispersion. Ohta S, Yamura K, Inasawa S, Yamaguchi Y. Chem Commun (Camb). 2015 Mar 13.
  • Bilateral substrate effect on the thermal conductivity of two-dimensional silicon. Zhang X, Bao H, Hu M. Nanoscale. 2015 Mar 12.
  • The reason why thin-film silicon grows layer by layer in plasma-enhanced chemical vapor deposition. Kuwahara T, Ito H, Kawaguchi K, Higuchi Y, Ozawa N, Kubo M. Sci Rep. 2015 Mar 16
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Recent Research & Development for Carbides

  • Carbon-protected bimetallic carbide nanoparticles for a highly efficient alkaline hydrogen evolution reaction. Liu Y, Li GD, Yuan L, Ge L, Ding H, Wang D, Zou X. Nanoscale. 2015 Feb 5
  • Platinum-carbide interactions: core-shells for catalytic use. Yates JL, Spikes GH, Jones G. Phys Chem Chem Phys. 2015 Jan 28
  • Two-Dimensional Titanium Carbide for Efficiently Reductive Removal of Highly Toxic Chromium(VI) from Water. Ying Y, Liu Y, Wang X, Mao Y, Cao W, Hu P, Peng X. ACS Appl Mater Interfaces. 2015 Jan 28
  • Porous molybdenum carbide nano-octahedrons synthesized via confined carburization in metal-organic frameworks for efficient hydrogen production. Wu HB, Xia BY, Yu L, Yu XY, Lou XW. Nat Commun. 2015 Mar 11
  • Controlled release of indomethacin from alginate-poloxamer-silicon carbide composites decrease in-vitro inflammation. Díaz-Rodríguez P, Landin M. Int J Pharm. 2015 Mar 1
  • Bottom-up formation of robust gold carbide. Westenfelder B, Biskupek J, Meyer JC, Kurasch S, Lin X, Scholz F, Gross A, Kaiser U. Sci Rep. 2015 Mar 16
  • Carbon p Electron Ferromagnetism in Silicon Carbide. Wang Y, Liu Y, Wang G, Anwand W, Jenkins CA, Arenholz E, Munnik F, Gordan OD, Salvan G, Zahn DR, Chen X, Gemming S, Helm M, Zhou S. Sci Rep. 2015 Mar 11
  • In-Depth Understanding of the Chemical Properties of Rarely Explored Carbide Cluster Metallofullerenes: A Case Study of Sc2 C2 @C3v (8)-C82 that Reveals a General Rule. Cai W, Chen M, Bao L, Xie Y, Akasaka T, Lu X. Chemistry. 2015 Feb 16
  • Molybdenum Carbide Nanocatalysts at work in the In-situ Environment: a DFTB and QM(DFTB)/MM Study. Liu X, Salahub DR. J Am Chem Soc. 2015 Mar 16.
  • Meso/Macroporous Nitrogen-Doped Carbon Architectures with Iron Carbide Encapsulated in Graphitic Layers as an Efficient and Robust Catalyst for the Oxygen Reduction Reaction in Both Acidic and Alkaline Solutions. Xiao M, Zhu J, Feng L, Liu C, Xing W. Adv Mater. 2015 Mar 10.
  • Noise sources and improved performance of a mid-wave infrared uncooled silicon carbide optical photodetector. Lim G, Manzur T, Kar A. Appl Opt. 2014 Dec 20
  • 1D to 3D dimensional crossover in the superconducting transition of the quasi-one-dimensional carbide superconductor Sc3CoC4. He M, Wong CH, Shi D, Tse PL, Scheidt EW, Eickerling G, Scherer W, Sheng P, Lortz R. J Phys Condens Matter. 2015 Feb 25
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  • Optical Kerr nonlinearity in a high-Q silicon carbide microresonator. Lu X, Lee JY, Rogers S, Lin Q. Opt Express. 2014 Dec 15
  • ε-Iron carbide as a low-temperature Fischer-Tropsch synthesis catalyst. Xu K, Sun B, Lin J, Wen W, Pei Y, Yan S, Qiao M, Zhang X, Zong B. Nat Commun. 2014 Dec 12
  • Mechanical properties of chiral and achiral silicon carbide nanotubes under oxygen chemisorption. Ansari R, Mirnezhad M, Hosseinzadeh M. J Mol Model. 2015 Mar
  • Supercapacitive behavior depending on the mesopore size of three-dimensional micro-, meso- and macroporous silicon carbide for supercapacitors. Kim M, Oh I, Kim J. Phys Chem Chem Phys. 2015 Jan 28
  • Mo2Ga2C: a new ternary nanolaminated carbide. Hu C, Lai CC, Tao Q, Lu J, Halim J, Sun L, Zhang J, Yang J, Anasori B, Wang J, Sakka Y, Hultman L, Eklund P, Rosen J, Barsoum MW. Chem Commun (Camb). 2015 Mar 13.
  • Structure and bonding in amorphous iron carbide thin films. Furlan A, Jansson U, Lu J, Hultman L, Magnuson M. J Phys Condens Matter. 2015 Feb 4
  • Monitoring the thin film formation during sputter deposition of vanadium carbide. Kaufholz M, Krause B, Kotapati S, Köhl M, Mantilla MF, Stüber M, Ulrich S, Schneider R, Gerthsen D, Baumbach T. J Synchrotron Radiat. 2015 Jan