Synthesis of nanocrystalline Mo2C via sodium co-reduction of MoCl5 and CBr4 in benzene

Yunle Gu, Zhefeng Li, Luyang Chen, Yongchen Ying, Yitai Qian

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    Molybdenum carbide (Mo2C) has been synthesized via a sodium co-reduction of molybdenum pentachloride (MoCl5) and carbon tetrabromide (CBr4) in benzene at 350 °C for 12 h. X-ray diffraction (XRD) pattern indicated that the product was mainly hexagonal Mo2C with a small amount of cubic Mo2C. The lattice constants of the hexagonal Mo2C were a = 3.009 and c = 4.736 Å. Transmission electron microscopy (TEM) study showed that the product consisted of slightly conglomerated particles of about 30 nm in size.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1119-1122
    Number of pages4
    JournalMaterials Research Bulletin
    Issue number7
    Publication statusPublished - 2003 Jun 19


    • A. Carbides
    • B. Chemical synthesis/solvothermal synthesis
    • C. X-ray diffraction

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Materials Science(all)
    • Condensed Matter Physics
    • Mechanics of Materials
    • Mechanical Engineering

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