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(2N) 99% Molybdenumhexacarbonyl
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(3N) 99.9% Molybdenumhexacarbonyl
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(4N) 99.99% Molybdenumhexacarbonyl
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(5N) 99.999% Molybdenumhexacarbonyl
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Molybdenumhexacarbonyl Properties (Theoretical)

Compound Formula C6MoO6
Molecular Weight 264.02
Appearance White to off-white crystalline solid
Melting Point 150 °C
Boiling Point 156 °C
Density 1.96 g/cm3
Solubility in H2O N/A
Exact Mass 265.874896
Monoisotopic Mass 265.874896

Molybdenumhexacarbonyl Health & Safety Information

Signal Word Danger
Hazard Statements H300-H310-H330
Hazard Codes T+
Risk Codes 26/27/28
Safety Statements 36/37/39-45
RTECS Number N/A
Transport Information UN 3466 6.1/PG 2
WGK Germany 3

About Molybdenumhexacarbonyl

Molybdenumhexacarbonyl is generally immediately available in most volumes. High purity, submicron and nanopowder forms may be considered. 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.

Molybdenumhexacarbonyl Synonyms

Hexacarbonylmolybdenum; Hexacarbonylmolybdenum(0); Molybdenum hexacarbonyl; hexakis(carbon monoxide) molybdenum; Molybdenum carbonyl (Mo(CO)6), (OC-6-11)-

Chemical Identifiers

Linear Formula Mo(CO)6
MDL Number MFCD00003466
EC No. 237-713-3
Beilstein/Reaxys No. N/A
Pubchem CID 98885
IUPAC Name carbon monoxide; molybdenum
SMILES [C-]#[O+].[C-]#[O+].[C-]#[O+].[C-]#[O+].[C-]#[O+].[C-]#[O+].[Mo]
InchI Identifier InChI=1S/6CO.Mo/c6*1-2;

Packaging Specifications

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 Safety Data Sheet (SDS). Solutions are packaged in polypropylene, plastic or glass jars up to palletized 440 gallon liquid totes, and 36,000 lb. tanker trucks.

Related Elements


See more Molybdenum products. Molybdenum (atomic symbol: Mo, atomic number: 42) is a Block D, Group 6, Period 5 element with an atomic weight of 95.96. Molybdenum Bohr ModelThe number of electrons in each of molybdenum's shells is [2, 8, 18, 13, 1] and its electron configuration is [Kr] 4d5 5s1. The molybdenum atom has a radius of 139 pm and a Van der Waals radius of 209 pm. In its elemental form, molybdenum has a gray metallic appearance. Molybdenum was discovered by Carl Wilhelm in 1778 and first isolated by Peter Jacob Hjelm in 1781. Molybdenum is the 54th most abundant element in the earth's crust. Elemental MolybdenumIt has the third highest melting point of any element, exceeded only by tungsten and tantalum. Molybdenum does not occur naturally as a free metal, it is found in various oxidation states in minerals. The primary commercial source of molybdenum is molybdenite, although it is also recovered as a byproduct of copper and tungsten mining. The origin of the name Molybdenum comes from the Greek word molubdos meaning lead.


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