Sodium Carbide

CAS 2881-62-1
Linear Formula: Na2C2
MDL Number: N/A
EC No.: 220-732-6

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(3N) 99.9% Sodium Carbide
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(3N5) 99.95% Sodium Carbide
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(4N) 99.99% Sodium Carbide
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(5N) 99.999% Sodium Carbide
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Compound Formula C2Na2
Molecular Weight 70
Appearance solid
Melting Point N/A
Boiling Point N/A
Density N/A
Monoisotopic Mass N/A
Exact Mass N/A
Charge N/A

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Signal Word N/A
Hazard Statements N/A
Hazard Codes N/A
Transport Information N/A


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 trade name 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.


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

Chemical Identifiers

Linear Formula Na2C2
CAS 2881-62-1
Pubchem CID N/A
MDL Number N/A
EC No. 220-732-6
Beilstein Registry No. N/A
InchI Identifier InChI=1S/C2.2Na/c1-2;;

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 Products & Element Information


Sodium Bohr ModelSee more Sodium products. Sodium (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.

Recent Research

Polyelectrolyte complex nanoparticles from cationised gelatin and sodium alginate for curcumin delivery., Sarika, P R., and James Nirmala Rachel , Carbohydr Polym, 2016 Sep 5, Volume 148, p.354-61, (2016)

Photocatalytic activity and antimicrobial properties of paper sheets modified with TiO2/Sodium alginate nanocomposites., Rehim, Mona H. Abdel, El-Samahy Magda A., Badawy Abdelrahman A., and Mohram Maysa E. , Carbohydr Polym, 2016 Sep 5, Volume 148, p.194-9, (2016)

Elucidation of aqueous interactions between fish gelatin and sodium alginate., Razzak, Md Abdur, Kim Moojoong, and Chung Donghwa , Carbohydr Polym, 2016 Sep 5, Volume 148, p.181-8, (2016)

Cell proliferation on PVA/sodium alginate and PVA/poly(γ-glutamic acid) electrospun fiber., Yang, Jen Ming, Yang Jhe Hao, Tsou Shu Chun, Ding Chian Hua, Hsu Chih Chin, Yang Kai Chiang, Yang Chun Chen, Chen Ko Shao, Chen Szi Wen, and Wang Jong Shyan , Mater Sci Eng C Mater Biol Appl, 2016 Sep 1, Volume 66, p.170-7, (2016)

[OP.3D.01] EFFECT OF SODIUM CHRLORIDE ON HUMAN DENDRITIC CELL FUNCTIONS., Al-Hajj, S, Heraud A, Lefort C, Lamendour L, Kazma I, Gatault P, Buchler M, Baron C, and Halimi J-M- , J Hypertens, 2016 Sep, Volume 34 Suppl 2, p.e33, (2016)

[OP.7D.04] CHANGES IN RENAL HEMODYNAMIC AND TUBULAR SODIUM HANDLING ONE YEAR AFTER TRANSCATHETER RENAL DENERVATION IN RESISTANT HYPERTENSION., Megdiche, F, Vakilzadeh N, Maillard M, Grouzmann E, Burnier M, and Wuerzner G , J Hypertens, 2016 Sep, Volume 34 Suppl 2, p.e95, (2016)

[OP.8E.03] RELATION BETWEEN 24 HOURS URINARY SODIUM AND POTASSIUM EXCRETION AND BLOOD PRESSURE IN RURAL AND URBAN PYGMIES AND BANTUS OF SOUTHERN CAMEROON., Lemogoum, D, Hako Y, C Lele Bika, Okalla C, Dissongo J, M'buyamba-Kabangu J, Degaute J, Leeman M, and van de Borne P , J Hypertens, 2016 Sep, Volume 34 Suppl 2, p.e108, (2016)

Influence of sodium alginate pretreated by ultrasound on papain properties: Activity, structure, conformation and molecular weight and distribution., Feng, Liping, Cao Yanping, Xu Duoxia, You Sasa, and Han Fu , Ultrason Sonochem, 2016 Sep, Volume 32, p.224-30, (2016)

Polyurethane foam loaded with sodium dodecylsulfate for the extraction of 'quat' pesticides from aqueous medium: Optimization of loading conditions., Vinhal, Jonas O., Lima Claudio F., and Cassella Ricardo J. , Ecotoxicol Environ Saf, 2016 Sep, Volume 131, p.72-8, (2016)

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