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High Purity Aluminum Carbide Al4C3 Powder CAS 1299-86-1, 99%

Aluminum carbide can be described as a green-gray, powder with an Al4C3 molecular formula. It is commonly used in metalurgical and catalytic processes.
Particle Size: -325mesh

Purity: 99%

Aluminum Carbide Al4C3 Pulp:

Aluminum carbide

It is an organic compound.

Aluminum carbide


It is


. Hygroscopic. Yellow-gray, green-gray crystal blocks or powder. It is a high-temperature decomposition product that can be broken down into aluminum hydroxide and methane in warm water. Al4C3 crystals have a hexagonal structure.

Aluminum carbide

Al4C3 stands for aluminum carbide. The color is light yellow or brown and can be found in crystals. At temperatures above 1400°C, it is very stable. To make methane it is broken down in water.

Aluminum carbide

This crystal structure is unusual and consists of Al2C2 layers. The tetrahedral structure is formed when each aluminum atom has been coordinated to four carbon atoms. Two binding environments exist for carbon atoms. There is one, a deformed Octahedron with 6 Al Atoms at 217pm. Another is a bipyramid triangular structure with four Al atoms at 194-194 PM and a fifth Al at 221 AM.

In industrial calcium carbide, there is an impurity of aluminum carbide. As a result of corrosion of graphite, aluminum carbide forms in electrolytic aluminum manufacturing.

Composites of metal matrix based on aluminum reinforced with non-metal carides (silicon carbide and boron carbonide, for example) are called metal matrix composites. Aluminium carbide is often formed when carbon fibers are made. It reacts with the aluminum matrix at 500°C. For carbon fiber, you can coat the fiber with calcium carbonate to improve the fiber’s wettability or chemical reaction inhibition.

Aluminum carbide

Most quantities are usually immediately available. Carbides refer to compounds that have one or more carbonatoms as the anion. Most metals, including indium, gallium and others, can make carbides. Similar to diamonds, carbides are fire-resistant, heat resistant, and wear-resistant. These characteristics make them great candidates to coat drill bits and other instruments. These carbides often combine toughness with other desirable properties, such as low thermal expansion, electrical conductivity, and wear resistance.

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Aluminum Carbide Powder Al4C3?


The direct reaction of aluminum with carbon is what produces aluminum carbide.

4 Al + C-Al4C3

This reaction uses alumina but is less advantageous because it produces carbon monoxide.

2 Al2O3 +9 C-Al4C3+6 CO

Al4C3 can also be formed from silicon carbide when it reacts to aluminum. The mechanical use of SiC is limited by this conversion, as Al4C3’s brittle nature makes it less useful than SiC.

4 Al + 3 SiC -Al4C3+ 3 Si

The chemical reaction of silicon carbide with molten aluminum results in a layer of aluminum carbonide that is formed on the silicon-carbide particles. However, this reduces their strength and increases their wettability. It is possible to reduce the tendency of silicon carbide particles by either coating them with an appropriate oxide or nitride, or pre-oxidizing them to create a silicon dioxide layer.

Aluminium-aluminum caride composite materials are made through mechanical alloying, mixing aluminum powder with graphite particles.

Technical Parameters of Aluminum Carbide Powder Al4C3 Powder

Code Chemical Composition
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Al C Si P S Fe Mg
Al4C3 79-81 19-21 0.20 0.03 0.03 0.20 0.5
Size of the particle As per customers’ request, 60 mesh, 325 mesh and -325 mesh

Aluminum Carbide Al4C3 Pulp :

The use of aluminum carbide in metalurgical, catalyst, and methane production is common. Other applications include:

1. When combined with silicon caride, the finely dispersed aluminum carbonide particles within the aluminum matrix decrease the material’s tendency to creep.

2. Aluminium-aluminum carbonide composites can be created by mechanically alloying, grinding aluminum particles and graphite together.

3. High-speed cutting machines can make aluminum carbide an abrasive. Its hardness almost matches that of topaz.

4. For example, fireworks can use aluminum carbide to create fireflies.

Aluminum Carbide Al4C3 powder storage conditions:

Aluminum Carbide Al4C3 Powder

Dispersion and use effects of titanium tin-carbide Ti2SnC should be preserved in vacuum bags and in cool dry areas. The titanium Tin Carbide cannot be exposed. Ti2SnC powder must be kept away from stress.

Packing and Shipping of Aluminum Carbide, Al4C3 powder :

We offer many packing options, which depend on the amount of titanium tin carbonide Ti2SnC.

Aluminum Carbide Powder Al4C3 Packaging:

You can vacuum pack 100g, 500g, 1kg/bag or 25kg/barrel. Or as you request.

Aluminum Carbide Al4C3 Powder shipping:

Could be sent by sea or air as soon as possible after receipt of payment.

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Aluminum Carbide Properties

Other Titles
Aluminium carbide (Al4C3 powder), cas 1299–86-1


Compound Formula

Molecular Weight

Gray Black Powder

Melting Point
2200 degC

Boiling Point
1400 degC

2.36 g/cm3

Solubility of H2O

Specific Heat
116.8 J/mol*K

Exact Weight

Aluminum Carbide Safety & Health Information

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