Molybdenum Disulphide

The appearance and feel of molybdenum disulphide is similar to graphite. As per graphite, it is widely used as a solid lubricant because of its low friction properties, sometimes to relatively high temperatures.


Found as the mineral molybdenite.

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Atomic / Molecular Weight 160.07 gmol-1Clip
Density 5060 kgm-3Clip
Melting Point 1458 decomposes KClip
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See also: Graphite, Lubricant.

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Subjects: Chemistry