What is Titanium Carbide TiC Powder?

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Introduction to Titanium Carbide TiC Pulp
The chemical formula

Titanium carbide

TiC. It is a steelgray crystal with metallic luster. It is both electrically and thermally conductive. The electrical conductivity of the crystal decreases with temperature. It is a hard and high melting point compound. This makes it second to diamond in hardness. The lattice constant of a=4.173×10-8cm. The melting point is 3150 and boiling point is 4820 respectively. The relative density of 4.9. TiN, TiO both have the same lattice. They also share the same parameters. This allows for continuous solid solutions to be formed between them. C removal slowly occurs when the temperature is raised to over 1500 in H2 gaz. A mixture of Ti(C), N) carbon nitride and N2 gas above 11200 forms a variable composition. TiC has a slow oxidation rate at 800. However, powder TiC can be burnt in O2 at 600 and produced TiO2 (and CO2) by burning it in O2. Reaction with O2 gases produces TiO2 and carbon dioxide at 1200. It doesn’t interact with water but can react to water vapor to create TiO2, H2 and CO at temperatures higher 700. It does not react to CO, but it reacts with CO2 at 1200, producing TiO2 and H2 respectively.

Titanium Carbide TiC Powder Properties
Other names titanium(IV) carbide, TiC powder
CAS No. 12070-08-5
Formula compound TiC
Molecular Weight 40.1
Appearance black powder
Melting Point 3160degC
Boiling Point 4820degC
Density 4.93g/cm3
Solubility of H2O Insoluble
Exact Mass 59.947
Titanium Carbide Nanoparticles Nano TiC Powder CAS 12070-08-5

Methods for Preparation of Titanium Carbide TiC Pulp

1. Carbothermic reduction

At 1700-2100 TiO2 (S)+3C(s), the chemical reaction formula for TiO2(S),+3C(s),=TiC+2COg.

2. Carbonization by direct method

TiC was created by reacting Ti powder and carbon powder.


Submicron Ti powder preparation is difficult. This limits the use of the method. It takes approximately 5 to 20 hours to complete the above reaction. Because the reactants agglomerate, it is very difficult to control the process. Further grinding is required to produce fine TiC powder. Purifying the fine powder from ball milling with a chemical method is essential to get a better product.

3. Chemical vapor deposition

The reaction between TiCl4, TiH2 and C is the basis of the synthesis method.


The reactants react to hot tungsten and carbon monofilaments. Monofilaments can be used to grow TiC crystals. This method is not able to produce high-quality TiC powders.

4. Sol-gel method

The invention concerns a method to prepare small-sized products by thoroughly mixing and dispersing material with solution. It offers the advantages of high chemical uniformity, small particle size, and narrow distribution. However, the synthesis process is complicated, and drying shrinkage is large.

5. Microwave method

Use nano TiO2 or carbon black as raw materials. The principle of carbon thermal reaction is used to heat the material using microwave energy. Actually, the high-frequency electrical field’s dielectric loss is used to convert microwave heat into heat energy. Nano TiO2 can be synthesized from carbon and carbon.


Titanium Carbide TiC Powder: Applications

1. Use in mold making, wear-resistant coating, cutting tools, and other applications.

2. Raw materials used in the production of ceramics, as well as hard metallurgical components by powder metallurgy such drawing film and hard alloy die. Polyphase ceramics can also be used to make hard cutting tools, military arm materials, and aerospace components like gas tanks, engines. They also serve as nozzle linings for turbine rotors, blades, or structural components in nuclear-reactors.

3. It is a good coating material for diamond coating, tritium anticoating in the Fusion reactor, electric contact coat, excavator cut coating, and foam ceramics.

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