molybdenum disulfide

noun Chemistry.
a black crystalline powder, MoS 2 , insoluble in water, used as a lubricant and as a hydrogenation catalyst.
Also called molybdenum sulfide.


Origin:
1930–35

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Molybdenite, a relatively inexpensive mineral of molybdenum disulfide, has a
  layered structure similar to that of raw graphite.
The leached molybdenum disulfide is dried and stored in bins.
Molybdenum disulfide competes as a dry lubricant, but is more sensitive to
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The dry lubricant shall be molybdenum disulfide based.
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