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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According to Reuters, U.S. Treasury officials said they would discuss with G7 leaders pricing caps and tariffs on Russian oil as an alternative to the embargo, which would keep the market supplied, limit price spikes, and reduce Russian revenues.
The EU foreign ministers' meeting was held in Brussels. The meeting failed to agree on the sixth round of sanctions, including an oil embargo on Russia, because of objections from Hungary.
EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy said at a press conference after the meeting, that the meeting failed to reach an agreement on the final adoption of the sixth round of sanctions, the permanent representatives of member states to the EU will continue to discuss. The foreign ministers faced similar difficulties trying to reach an agreement on an oil ban. He said Hungary's position was based on economic rather than political concerns.
Hungary is highly dependent on Russia for energy, getting more than 60 percent of its oil and 85 percent of its natural gas from Russia.
A few days ago, the European Commission submitted the sixth round of proposed sanctions against Russia, including a total ban on Russian oil imports by the end of this year. Hungary immediately objected and said it wanted substantial compensation from the EU to offset its loss from giving up Russian oil.
The Mo2C powder price is predicted to increase in the next few days, due to geopolitical factors.
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