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Calcium Nitride Powder

Calcium Nitride Powder

Calcium Nitride Powder
Product No NRE-11051
CAS No. 12013-82-0
Formula Ca3N2
Density 2.67 g/cm³
APS <40µm (Can be Customized)
Purity 99.9%
Form Powder
Molecular Weight 148.2474 g/mol


Certificate Of Analysis
Ca 81.1%
N 18.8%
Nb 0.02%
Si 0.03%
Ni 0.02%
O 0.01%
C 0.01%

Calcium Nitride Powder

Calcium nitride is an inorganic compound with the chemical formula Ca3N2. It is an important chemical compound with several applications in different fields. One of the significant applications of calcium nitride powder is as a precursor for the production of nitrogen in the Haber process, which is used to produce ammonia from nitrogen and hydrogen. Apart from this, it has various other applications, including:

Desulfurization: Calcium nitride is used in steel manufacturing and metal processing industries as a desulfurizing agent to reduce the sulfur content in molten steel.

Chemical Synthesis: It can be used as a precursor or reagent in various chemical reactions and organic syntheses. It is employed in the preparation of other nitrogen-containing compounds.

Pyrotechnics: Calcium nitride is used in the pyrotechnics industry to produce fireworks and flares, where it acts as a source of nitrogen in certain reactions.

Hydrogen Storage: It has been studied for its potential application in hydrogen storage. Calcium nitride can react with hydrogen gas, forming calcium amide and releasing dihydrogen upon heating, making it a potential candidate for hydrogen storage in fuel cells and other hydrogen-based energy systems.

Lighting: It is used in the production of certain types of phosphors and in the manufacture of fluorescent lighting.

Semiconductor Industry: Calcium nitride is also used in the semiconductor industry as a dopant material in the production of certain types of semiconductors.

Fertilizers: While not as common as other nitrogen-based fertilizers, calcium nitride can be used as a nitrogen fertilizer in certain agricultural applications, providing a source of nitrogen to the soil.