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Used in abrasives, in polishing and grinding. It is widely applied in applications calling for high endurance, such as automobile brakes, car clutches and ceramic plates in bulletproof vests. Electronic applications of silicon carbide are as light emitting diodes and sensors. It is utilized for the production of fertile, transgenic maize plants. Silicon carbide whiskers and zirconium diboride ceramic. It compositely plays an important role in the crack-healing behavior.
Cheng, G.; Chang, T. H.; Qin, Q.; Huang, H.; Zhu, Y. Mechanical Properties of Silicon Carbide Nanowires: Effect of Size-Dependent Defect Density. Electrochem. Commun. 2014, 14 (2), 754-758.
Zhang, X.; Xu, L.; Du, S.; Han, W.; Han, J. Crack-healing behavior of zirconium diboride composite reinforced with silicon carbide whiskers. Scripta Materialia. 2008, 59 (11), 1222-1225.
Hazard Statements: H315-H319-H351-H335
Causes skin irritation. Causes serious eye irritation. Suspected of causing cancer. May cause respiratory irritation.
Precautionary Statements: P201-P261-P280-P305+P351+P338-P405-P501a
Obtain special instructions before use. Avoid breathing dust/fume/gas/mist/vapours/spray. Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection. IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing. Store locked up. Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.