Agent Name

Niobium carbide

CAS Number

12069-94-2

Formula

C-Nb

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Niobium carbide (NbC); [ChemIDplus]

Category

Metals, Inorganic Compounds

Description

Lavender-gray solid; Insoluble in water; [Hawley] Grey odorless powder; Insoluble in water; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used in hard-metal tools, special steels, and graphite coatings in nuclear reactors; [Hawley]

Comments

An irritant; [MSDSonline] See "CARBIDES."

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