Agent Name

ALLOYS

Alternative Name

CLASS

Formula

varies

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

CLASSES; Bronze (copper, tin, aluminum & other elements); Brass (copper, zinc); Iconel (chromium, iron); Terne (lead, tin); Stellite (cobalt (60%), chromium (30%), tungsten, carbon; Monel (nickel (up to 67%), copper, and iron)

Category

Elements, Metallic

Description

"An alloy is a homogeneous mixture of two or more elements, at least one of which is a metal, and where the resulting material has metallic properties." [Wikipedia]

Sources/Uses

Used to improve the properties of metals; Stellite alloys are resistant to corrosion and high temperatures; they are used in gas turbines, jet engines, and cutting tools; [PMID 17495688]

Comments

The Wikipedia article covers the following: alloys of aluminum; alloys of bismuth; alloys of cobalt; alloys of copper; alloys of gallium; alloys of indium; alloys of iron; alloys of lead; alloys of magnesium; alloys of mercury; alloys of nickel; alloys of potassium; rare earth alloys; alloys of silver; alloys of titanium; alloys of tin; alloys of uranium; alloys of zinc; alloys of zirconium; [Wikipedia] Alloys, e.g., bronze, are not covered separately in this database. For potential adverse health effects, see the profile of each metal in the alloy.

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