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Zirconium carbide

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Zirconium carbide
Zirconium carbide
Chemical Name:
Zirconium carbide
ZRC A;ZRC B;ZRC AX;ZirconiuM carbid;Zirconium carbide;Zirconium(Ⅳ) carbide;zirconiumcarbide(zrc);zirconium(iv) carbide;ZIRCONIUM CARBIDE: 99.8%;Zirconiumcarbide(99+%-Zr)
Molecular Formula:
Formula Weight:
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Zirconium carbide Properties

Melting point:
Boiling point:
6.73 g/mL at 25 °C(lit.)
Water Solubility 
Soluble in concentrated sulfuric acid, hydrofluoric acid and nitric acid. Insoluble in water.
EPA Substance Registry System
Zirconium carbide (ZrC)(12070-14-3)
  • Risk and Safety Statements
  • Hazard and Precautionary Statements (GHS)
Hazard Codes  F,Xn
Risk Statements  11-20/21/22
Safety Statements  16-27-33-36/37/39
RIDADR  UN 3178 4.1/PG 3
WGK Germany  3
HazardClass  4.1
PackingGroup  III
Signal word: Danger
Hazard statements:
Code Hazard statements Hazard class Category Signal word Pictogram P-Codes
H228 Flammable solid Flammable solids Category 1
Category 2
P210, P240,P241, P280, P370+P378
Precautionary statements:
P210 Keep away from heat/sparks/open flames/hot surfaces. — No smoking.
P240 Ground/bond container and receiving equipment.
P241 Use explosion-proof electrical/ventilating/lighting/…/equipment.
P261 Avoid breathing dust/fume/gas/mist/vapours/spray.
P280 Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection.
P370+P378 In case of fire: Use … for extinction.

Zirconium carbide price More Price(5)

Manufacturer Product number Product description CAS number Packaging Price Updated Buy
Sigma-Aldrich 336351 Zirconium(IV) carbide cubic phase 12070-14-3 250g $432 2018-11-20 Buy
Alfa Aesar 035808 Zirconium carbide, 99.5% (metals basis excluding Hf) Hf< 200ppm 12070-14-3 50g $60.9 2018-11-20 Buy
Alfa Aesar 035808 Zirconium carbide, 99.5% (metals basis excluding Hf) Hf< 200ppm 12070-14-3 250g $253 2018-11-20 Buy
Strem Chemicals 93-4006 Zirconium carbide (99+%-Zr) 12070-14-3 25g $53 2018-11-13 Buy
Strem Chemicals 93-4006 Zirconium carbide (99+%-Zr) 12070-14-3 100g $160 2018-11-13 Buy

Zirconium carbide Chemical Properties,Uses,Production


Zirconium carbide (ZrC) is an extremely hard refractory ceramic material. It is usually processed by sintering. It has the appearance of a gray metallic powder with cubic crystal structure.
It is used as an abrasive, in metal cladding, in cermets, incandescent filaments and cutting tools. Owing to its good high-temperature mechanical properties, excellent electrical and thermal conductivity, high melting point, and strong chemical resistance, it is a potential coating, oxygen-gettering, or inert matrix material for advanced high-temperature nuclear application. Hafnium-free zirconium carbide can be used as refractory coatings in nuclear reactors. Attributing to its low neutron absorption cross-section and weak damage sensitivity under irradiation, it can be used as the coating of uranium dioxide and thorium dioxide particles of nuclear fuel. In particular, ZrC is being considered as a structural and fission product barrier coating material for TRISO (tri-isotropic) coated nuclear fuel used in high temperature reactors (HTR’s), replacing or in addition to the currently used silicon carbide (SiC).
Nanometer zirconium carbide can be used in hard alloy, nano-structured parts and devices for metallurgical, chemical, aerospace, energy, and aviation industry. It can be used in new insulation thermostat textitles, reformed naylon, functional fiber which can absorb and save heat energy. It is used for the surface coating of metal and other materials, for composite materials as the fabrication of metal matrix, ceramic matrix and polymer nanocomposites, as sintering additives and as grain refining agents or nucleating agents.


[2] Yutai Katoh, Gokul Vasudevamurthy, Takashi Nozawa, Lance L. Snead (2013) Propeties of zirconium carbide for nuclear fuel applications, Journal of Nuclear Materials, 441, 718-742

Chemical Properties

Gray, crystalline solid. Mohs hardness 8+. Insoluble in water and hydrochloric acid; soluble in oxidizing acids and attacked by oxidizers.


Incandescent filaments, abrasive, cermet component, high-temperature electrical conductor, refractory, metal cladding, cutting tool component.

Zirconium carbide Preparation Products And Raw materials

Raw materials

Preparation Products

Zirconium carbide Suppliers

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Forsman Scientific ( Beijing ) Co., Ltd. +86-10-52073907
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