Gazprom recently said it had completely suspended gas supplies to Bulgarian Gas company and Polish Oil and Gas Company (PGNiG) because it was not being paid in rubles. Russia said it would resume gas supplies after it agreed to pay for them in rubles.
Bulgaria and Poland announced Monday that they have received a notice from Russia to suspend natural gas supplies from Monday.
Russian President Vladimir Putin on March 31 signed a presidential decree to settle gas trade with "unfriendly" countries and regions in rubles. When the new rules took effect on April 1, Presidential press secretary Dmitry Peskov said Russia would not immediately "cut off gas" to Europe, as the cost of gas supplies starting April 1 should be settled in the second half of April or May.
Because of the ever-changing international situation, the supply and prices of international bulk Mo2C powder are still very uncertain.
Introduction to Molybdenum Carbide Mo2C Powder
Molybdenum carbide or Mo2C, the molecular weight is 203.88, and the carbon content is 5.89%. It is gray powder, the melting point is 2692℃. Insoluble in water and alkali, slightly soluble in nitric acid, sulfuric acid, and hydrofluoric acid. It has properties of high hardness, good thermal stability, mechanical stability, wear resistance, and corrosion resistance. In addition, molybdenum carbide has a similar electronic structure and catalytic properties to noble metals. The main catalytic reaction types include hydro hydrolysis, isomerization, hydrodesulfurization, hydrodenitrification, ammonia synthesis, hydrocarbon conversion, and synthesis.
Properties of Molybdenum Carbide Mo2C
Molybdenum carbide belongs to transition metal carbides, which is a group of mesenchymal compounds with metallic properties formed by carbon entering the lattice of transition metal. As a kind of new functional material with high hardness, good stability, and corrosion resistance, metal carbide has been applied in various mechanical fields with high-temperature resistance, friction resistance, and chemical corrosion resistance. In recent years, the catalytic performance of these compounds has been gradually discovered. Transition metal carbides have become a hot topic in the field of new inorganic catalytic materials because of their unique electronic structure and excellent catalytic performance.
In terms of catalytic properties, molybdenum carbide is similar to platinum group precious metals in many aspects, especially its hydrogenation activity is similar to Pt, Pd, and other precious metals, so it is expected to be a substitute for precious metals. The results show that molybdenum carbide has good catalytic activity and selectivity for hydro refining, desulfurization, and denitrification of oil, and has the characteristics of ultra-high hardness, and excellent temperature stability, thermal stability, and good corrosion resistance to general metal carbides. In addition, molybdenum carbide has been found to have similar electronic structure and catalytic properties as noble metals, as well as good capacitance characteristics and charge-discharge behavior, which is a new catalytic material with great application prospects.
|Molybdenum Carbide Mo2C Powder Properties|
|Other Names||dimolybdenum carbide|
|Solubility in H2O||insoluble|
How are Carbides Formed?
Carbides are compounds consisting of carbon and less electronegative elements that are distinguished by chemical bonds (ionic, covalent). They are usually made of metals or metal oxides combined with carbon at high temperatures (1,500 °C or more).
Carbides are generally quite stable and exhibit high melting points. It can be used in critical industrial applications.
Carbides can be classified as salt-like carbides, interstitial carbides, and covalent carbides.
Applications of Molybdenum Carbide Mo2C Powder
1. For molybdenum alloy production. Molybdenum-zirconium-titanium alloy and molybdenum-titanium-zirconium-carbon alloy are widely used in electronic tubes, electric light source parts, metal processing tools, and turbine disks due to their high strength, good electrical conductivity, and low thermal expansion coefficient.
2. As steel additives. The role of molybdenum in stainless steel is to improve the corrosion resistance, strength, and weldability of the product.
3. As heating electrode in glass melting furnace. Molybdenum has good compatibility with most glass components and will not produce harmful substances due to small amounts of molybdenum dissolved in the glass bath.
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Southern Copper Corp (SCCO.N) recently said its Peruvian mine remained closed after a six-week standoff with protesters and blamed the Peruvian government for failing to intervene in the safety of its 1,300 workers and their families.
The company said in a statement that a recent agreement to end protests at the Cuajone mine required the company to withdraw complaints against protest leaders because railways transporting minerals and supplies remained blocked. Production has been suspended since the end of February.
Peru's Energy Ministry said in a separate statement that it had also reached an agreement with Southern Copper to start talks to find common ground with local communities.
"If we shut down for a year, the government will stop receiving more than 3.1 billion soles ($830 million) in taxes and royalties, and 8,000 direct and indirect jobs will be lost. This is what we want to avoid, "Southern Copper added in the statement.
Peru has faced a wave of protests from indigenous communities, who accuse mining companies of not providing enough jobs and funding to poor local residents.
Central bank officials said last week that protests against copper mines such as MMG's Las Bambas and Southern Copper's Cuajone were dragging down the economy.
Peru is the world's second-largest copper producer and mining is an important source of tax revenue for the country. It is estimated that the supply and prices of the Mo2C powder will be influenced by that.
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