Molybdenum Disulfide (MoS2) Micron Powder
Molybdenum Disulfide is dry/solid lubricant powder, also known as the molybdenite (principal ore from which molybdenum metal is extracted) and has the chemical formula MoS2. It is insoluble in water and dilute acids. Crystal structure of MoS2 is hexagonal lamellar and is similar graphite, Boron Nitride and Tungsten Disulfide. It also has excellent film forming properties and is an excellent lubricant in moisture free environments below 400° C. MoS2 micron powder offers excellent lubricity properties in inert atmospheres and under high vacuum where other conventional lubricants fail. MoS2 powder also offers extreme pressure lubricant properties. MoS also possesses mechanical strength, electrical conductivity, and can emit light, opening possible applications such as photodetectors. MoS is being investigated as a component of photoelectrochemical applications and for microelectronics applications. MoS2 powder is widely used as dry lubricant additive in grease, oils, polymers, paints and other coatings. Also, MoS2 powders can be used as a co-catalyst for desulfurization in petrochemistry, for example, hydrodesulfurization.