Molybdenum is a very hard, silvery-white metal. Its main use is in the production of high-performance alloys to enhance their resistance to high temperatures and corrosive wear. Due to its high melting point, molybdenum offers an excellent level of conductivity. Molybdenum is used industrially as a heating element in high-temperature furnaces.
- Pigmentation of plastics and paints
- Oil industry catalyst
- As a contrast in mammography via the molybdenum anode