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Calcium Silicide Powder

Calcium Silicide Powder

Calcium Silicide Powder
Product No NRE-11052
CAS No. 12013-56-8
Formula CaSi2
Density 2.5 g/cm³
APS <40µm (Can be Customized)
Purity 99.9%
Form Powder
Molecular Weight 96.249 g/mol


Certificate Of Analysis
Ca 41.6%
Si 58.3%
Sn 0.02%
Mn 0.03%
Al 0.02%
Co 0.01%
Fe 0.01%

Calcium Silicide Powder

Calcium silicide is an inorganic compound, a silicide of calcium. It is a whitish or dark grey powder that is produced by heating elemental calcium and silicon. This compound has a few notable applications in various fields. Some of the key applications of calcium silicide powder include:

Deoxidizer and desulfurizer in steel production: Calcium silicide is commonly used as a powerful deoxidizer and desulfurizer in the production of steel. It helps to remove impurities such as sulfur, oxygen, and other non-metallic inclusions from the molten steel, thus improving the quality and performance of the final steel product.

Manufacture of special metal alloys: Calcium silicide is utilized in the manufacturing of certain special metal alloys, particularly those with high strength and corrosion resistance. These alloys find applications in industries such as aerospace, automotive, and electronics.

Production of fireworks and flares: Calcium silicide, due to its pyrotechnic properties, is sometimes used in the production of fireworks and flares. It can act as a source of heat and light in pyrotechnic compositions, contributing to the bright flashes and colorful displays seen in fireworks and flares.

Hydrogen production: Calcium silicide can react with water or acids to produce hydrogen gas. This property has been explored for potential applications in hydrogen fuel cell technology and as a source of hydrogen for various industrial processes.

Manufacturing of certain types of semiconductors: In the electronics industry, calcium silicide finds use in the production of specific types of semiconductors and as a dopant in the fabrication of certain types of transistors and other electronic components.