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Iridium Powder

Iridium Powder

Iridium Powder
Product No NRE-8025
CAS No. 7439-88-5
Formula Ir
Molecular Weight 192.22 g/mol
APS <40 µm (Can be Customized)
Purity 99.9%
Color silvery-white
Density 22.56 g/cm3
Melting Point 2446 °C
Boiling Point 4130 °C

Iridium Powder

Iridium is a precious metal with a variety of unique properties, including high corrosion resistance and extreme hardness, making it valuable for several industrial applications. Iridium powder, which is a finely divided form of iridium, is used in a range of specialized applications due to these properties. Here are some of the key applications of iridium powder:

Electrodes: Iridium powder is commonly used to make high-temperature, high-performance electrical contacts and spark plug electrodes. Its resistance to corrosion and high melting point make it suitable for applications where extreme temperatures and chemical exposure are common.

Catalysis: Iridium powder is used as a catalyst in various chemical reactions. Its catalytic properties are especially valuable in the petrochemical industry, where it can facilitate reactions like hydrogenation and dehydrogenation.

Electronics: Iridium is used in certain electronic applications, particularly for manufacturing high-temperature superconductors and as a component in specialized electrical components such as photodiodes and capacitors.

Alloys: Iridium powder is sometimes alloyed with other metals, such as platinum, to create materials with specific properties. These alloys are used in various applications, including aerospace components and electrical contacts.

Medical Devices: Due to its biocompatibility and resistance to corrosion, iridium is used in some medical devices, such as pacemaker leads and electrodes.

X-ray Imaging: Iridium is used as a contrast agent in X-ray imaging. Iridium-based contrast agents can enhance the visibility of specific tissues or structures during medical imaging procedures.

Space Exploration: Iridium is used in some components of spacecraft and satellites due to its ability to withstand the harsh conditions of space, including extreme temperatures and radiation.

Scientific Research: Iridium powder is used in laboratory settings for various scientific experiments and research, particularly in high-temperature and high-pressure studies.

Jewelry: While less common than other uses, iridium has been used in jewelry, usually as an alloy with other precious metals to enhance durability and corrosion resistance.