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Molybdenum and Molybdenum Compounds

  1. Roger F. Sebenik1,
  2. A. Richard Burkin2,
  3. Robert R. Dorfler3,
  4. John M. Laferty retired4,
  5. Gerhard Leichtfried5,
  6. Hartmut Meyer-Grünow6,
  7. Philip C. H. Mitchell7,
  8. Mark S. Vukasovich (AMAX, retired)8,
  9. Douglas A. Church9,
  10. Gary G. Van Riper10,
  11. James C. Gilliland retired11,
  12. Stanley A. Thielke12

Published Online: 15 JUN 2000

DOI: 10.1002/14356007.a16_655

Ullmann's Encyclopedia of Industrial Chemistry

Ullmann's Encyclopedia of Industrial Chemistry

How to Cite

Sebenik, R. F., Burkin, A. R., Dorfler, R. R., Laferty, J. M., Leichtfried, G., Meyer-Grünow, H., Mitchell, P. C. H., Vukasovich, M. S., Church, D. A., Van Riper, G. G., Gilliland, J. C. and Thielke, S. A. 2000. Molybdenum and Molybdenum Compounds. Ullmann's Encyclopedia of Industrial Chemistry. .

Author Information

  1. 1

    Cyprus Minerals Company, Englewood, Colorado, United States

  2. 2

    Royal School of Mines, Imperial College, London, United Kingdom

  3. 3

    Cyprus Minerals Company, Green Valley, Arizona, United States

  4. 4

    Climax Molybdenum Company, Wheatridge, Colorado, United States

  5. 5

    Metallwerk Plansee GmbH, Reutte, Austria

  6. 6

    Murex Rainham, Rainham, United Kingdom

  7. 7

    The University of Reading, Reading, United Kingdom

  8. 8

    1457 Woodland Drive, Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States

  9. 9

    Climax Metals Company, AMAX Inc., AMAX Center, Greenwich, Connecticut, United States

  10. 10

    Amax Mineral Resources Company, Golden, Colorado, United States

  11. 11

    Amax Mineral Resources Company, Golden, Colorado, United States

  12. 12

    Climax Metals Company, AMAX Inc., AMAX Center, Greenwich, Connecticut

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 JUN 2000

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The article contains sections titled:

4.2.Processing of Concentrate
4.3.Recovery from Spent Petroleum Catalysts
4.4.Recovery during Production of Tungsten Ores
4.5.Production of Molybdenum Metal Powder
4.6.Production of Compact Molybdenum Metal
4.7.Processing of Molybdenum
4.8.Molybdenum-Base Alloys
6.Production of Ferromolybdenum
6.1.Ferromolybdenum Grades
6.2.Raw Materials
6.3.Submerged Arc Furnace Carbothermic Reduction
6.4.Metallothermic Reduction
7.Molybdenum Compounds
7.1.Overview of Molybdenum Chemistry
7.2.Molybdenum Oxides
7.3.Molybdenum Chalcogenides
7.4.Molybdenum Halides
7.5.Molybdates, Isopolymolybdates, and Heteropolymolybdates
7.6.Other Molybdenum Compounds
8.Uses of Molybdenum Compounds
8.3.Corrosion Inhibition
8.4.Flame Retardancy and Smoke Suppression
10.Economic Aspects
11.Environmental Aspects
12.Toxicology and Occupational Health