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UNS C48600 Dezincification Resistant (DZR) Brass

C48600 brass is a brass formulated for primary forming into wrought products. It can have a moderately low tensile strength among the wrought brasses in the database.

The properties of C48600 brass include two common variations. This page shows summary ranges across both of them. For more specific values, follow the links immediately below. The graph bars on the material properties cards further below compare C48600 brass to: wrought brasses (top), all copper alloys (middle), and the entire database (bottom). A full bar means this is the highest value in the relevant set. A half-full bar means it's 50% of the highest, and so on.

Mechanical Properties

Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus

100 GPa 15 x 106 psi

Elongation at Break

20 to 25 %

Poisson's Ratio


Rockwell B Hardness

55 to 58

Shear Modulus

39 GPa 5.7 x 106 psi

Shear Strength

180 to 230 MPa 26 to 33 x 103 psi

Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS)

280 to 360 MPa 40 to 53 x 103 psi

Tensile Strength: Yield (Proof)

110 to 170 MPa 16 to 24 x 103 psi

Thermal Properties

Latent Heat of Fusion

170 J/g

Maximum Temperature: Mechanical

120 °C 240 °F

Melting Completion (Liquidus)

900 °C 1640 °F

Melting Onset (Solidus)

890 °C 1640 °F

Specific Heat Capacity

380 J/kg-K 0.091 BTU/lb-°F

Thermal Conductivity

110 W/m-K 64 BTU/h-ft-°F

Thermal Expansion

21 µm/m-K

Electrical Properties

Electrical Conductivity: Equal Volume

25 % IACS

Electrical Conductivity: Equal Weight (Specific)

28 % IACS

Otherwise Unclassified Properties

Base Metal Price

24 % relative


8.1 g/cm3 500 lb/ft3

Embodied Carbon

2.8 kg CO2/kg material

Embodied Energy

47 MJ/kg 20 x 103 BTU/lb

Embodied Water

330 L/kg 39 gal/lb

Common Calculations

Resilience: Ultimate (Unit Rupture Work)

55 to 59 MJ/m3

Resilience: Unit (Modulus of Resilience)

61 to 140 kJ/m3

Stiffness to Weight: Axial

7.1 points

Stiffness to Weight: Bending

19 points

Strength to Weight: Axial

9.5 to 12 points

Strength to Weight: Bending

12 to 14 points

Thermal Diffusivity

36 mm2/s

Thermal Shock Resistance

9.3 to 12 points

Alloy Composition

Among wrought copper alloys, the composition of C48600 brass is notable for including arsenic (As). Arsenic is used to protect the alloy against dezincification.

Copper (Cu)Cu 59 to 62
Zinc (Zn)Zn 33.4 to 39.7
Lead (Pb)Pb 1.0 to 2.5
Tin (Sn)Sn 0.3 to 1.5
Arsenic (As)As 0.020 to 0.25
Residualsres. 0 to 0.4

All values are % weight. Ranges represent what is permitted under applicable standards.

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