Molybdenium


Electric radiator filament
Rocket engines, turbo-jets
Lubricants
Radio-isotopes source

Molybdenum is used in the production of steels and special alloys, with high resistance and hardness, hard to melt and resistant to attacks from chemical agents. They are particularly useful in the production of pieces and devices subjected to high strains in unfavorable use conditions. It is the case of the gas turbines, reaction motors, trunnions, rolling supports, supermagnets, etc. Among other applications, we should refer the use of its disulfide as solid lubricant, similar to graphite. The metal and some of its organic-metallic compounds are used as catalysts in the production of gasoline with high octane. An important part of the world production is still used in the coloring industry and in inorganic pigments.