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Iron Sulfide Powder (FeS, Purity: >99.99%, APS: 30-45 µm)

Iron Sulfide Powder

Iron Sulfide Powder
Product No NRE-11137
CAS No. 1317-37-9
Formula FeS
Molecular Weight  87.910 g/mol
APS <45 µm (can be customized)
Purity 99.99%
Density 4.84 g/cm3
Color Grey
Melting Point 1,194 °C
Boiling Point NA

Iron Sulfide Powder

Iron sulfide powder, known by its chemical formula FeS, has various applications in different fields due to its unique properties. Some of its significant applications are:

Lubricant Additive: Iron sulfide powder is used as a lubricant additive due to its self-lubricating properties. It helps in reducing friction and wear between moving parts, especially in high-temperature environments.

Friction Material: It is used in the production of friction materials such as brake pads and linings, where it enhances the friction characteristics and thermal stability of the materials.

Chemical Industry: Iron sulfide is utilized in the chemical industry as a precursor in the production of other chemicals and materials. It serves as a source of sulfide ions in various chemical reactions.

Photovoltaic Cells: Iron sulfide has been studied for its potential use in the development of low-cost and environmentally friendly photovoltaic cells. It has shown promise in the realm of renewable energy due to its semiconducting properties.

Catalyst: Iron sulfide can act as a catalyst in various chemical reactions, including hydrogenation and desulfurization processes in the petroleum industry.

Pyrotechnics: It is used in the production of pyrotechnic initiators and delay compositions, owing to its ability to create high-temperature reactions.

Biomedical Applications: Iron sulfide nanoparticles have been investigated for their potential in biomedical applications, including drug delivery systems, bioimaging, and cancer treatment due to their magnetic properties.

Environmental Applications: It is utilized in environmental remediation processes, particularly for the removal of heavy metals from wastewater and other contaminated sources.

Gas Purification: Iron sulfide is used in gas purification processes, especially for the removal of hydrogen sulfide from gases and natural gas streams.

Steel Production: Iron sulfide is sometimes used in steel production as a source of sulfur, which can improve the machinability and mechanical properties of the steel.