- Dimolybdenum monocarbide
Odorless white powder.
Registry Numbers and Inventories.
Japan ENCS (MITI)
Melting point, °C
8.9 g/cm3 (20 C)
Solubility in water
Hazards and Protection.
Keep container tightly sealed. Store in cool, dry conditions in well sealed containers.
Protective work clothing. Chemical protective gloves. Safety glasses or goggles.
Pick up mechanically.
Decomposition will not occur if used and stored according to specifications.
Extinguish with carbon dioxide, extinguishing powder or foam. Water may be ineffective but may be used for cooling exposed containers. Wear self-contained respirator. Wear fully protective impervious suit.
The material is not explosive but the formation of explosive dust/air mixtures may be possible.
Oxides of carbon, metal oxide fumes.
NIOSH PEL: 5 mg/m3 (as Mo)
Acute molybdenum poisoning may cause severe gastrointestinal irritation, diarrhea, coma and death from cardiac failure. Chronic molybdenum poisoning in laboratory animals has caused loss of weight, anorexia, anemia, deficient lactation, male sterility, osteoporosis and bone joint abnormalities
Seek immediate medical treatment.
Supply fresh air. If required, provide artificial respiration. Keep patient warm. Seek immediate medical advice.
Immediately wash with water and soap and rinse thoroughly. Seek immediate medical advice.
Rinse opened eye for several minutes under running water. Then consult a doctor.