|Molar mass||59.89 g/mol|
3160 °C, 3433 K, 5720 °F
4820 °C, 5093 K, 8708 °F
|Solubility in water||insoluble in water|
|Crystal structure||Cubic, cF8|
|Space group||Fm3m, No. 225|
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Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C, 100 kPa)
It is commercially used in tool bits. It has the appearance of black powder with NaCl-type face centered cubic crystal structure. It is mainly used in preparation of cermets, which are frequently used to machine steel materials at high cutting speed.
It is also used as a surface coating on some titanium watches made by Citizen and marketed as Super Titanium.
The resistance to wear, corrosion, and oxidation of a tungsten carbide-cobalt material can be increased by adding 6-30% of titanium carbide to tungsten carbide. This forms a solid solution that is more brittle and susceptible to breakage than the original material.
Tool bits without tungsten content can be made of titanium carbide in nickel-cobalt matrix cermet, enhancing the cutting speed, precision, and smoothness of the workpiece. This material is sometimes called high-tech ceramics and is used as a heat shield for atmospheric reentry of spacecraft. The substance may be also polished and used in scratch-proof watches.
The mineralogical form is very rare and called khamrabaevite - (Ti,V,Fe)C.
A surprisingly stable cluster with formula Ti
12, was detected in 1992. The 20 atoms were conjectured to be arranged as the vertices of a dodecahedron, with the titanium atoms at the corners of a cube  However, this claim was soon disputed by Linus Pauling who proposed an alternative arrangement—with the Ti atoms still at the corners of a cube, but with the carbon atoms pushed inwards so as to be nearly coplanar with the faces of that cube.
- Guo, Bc; Kerns, Kp; Castleman, Aw, Jr (Mar 1992). "Ti8C12+-Metallo-Carbohedrenes: A New Class of Molecular Clusters?". Science 255 (5050): 1411–1413. doi:10.1126/science.255.5050.1411. ISSN 0036-8075. PMID 17801229.
- Guo, Bc; Wei, S; Purnell, J; Buzza, S; Castleman, Aw, Jr (Apr 1992). "Metallo-Carbohedrenes M8C12+ (M = V, Zr, Hf, and Ti): A Class of Stable Molecular Cluster Ions". Science 256 (5056): 515–516. doi:10.1126/science.256.5056.515. ISSN 0036-8075. PMID 17787948.
- L Pauling (1992). "Molecular structure of Ti8C12 and related complexes". Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 89 (17): 8175–6. doi:10.1073/pnas.89.17.8175. PMC 49879. PMID 11607323.
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