Lithium Hydroxide

Availability

Special and quality requirements for lithium hydroxide monohydrate are available upon request: lithium hydroxide is normally available in various concentrations.

Formula

LiOH.H2O

CAS

1310-66-3

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Lithium Hydroxide

Distributor of lithium hydroxide

Description

Lithium hydroxide comes in the form of small crystals; it is soluble in water but not very soluble in ethyl and ether alcohol. Lithium hydroxide is widely used in the production of lithium salts or in the preparation of lithium soaps; it is used as a catalyst in esterification reactions, for the preparation of alkaline batteries and in the ceramics industry. If it comes into contact with the skin, thoroughly wash with water because lithium hydroxide is harmful and very irritating to the skin and mucous membranes.

Appearance

Lithium hydroxide occurs in small colourless crystals.

Solubility

Lithium hydroxide dissolves well in water but is not very soluble in alcohol and insoluble in ether.

Uses

Lithium hydroxide is used for production of lithium salts; as a catalyst in esterification reactions and for the preparation of alkaline batteries.

Classification

Lithium hydroxide causes burns and is corrosive.

Safety

Request safety data sheet (SDS) and refer to points 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 13, 14, 15.

Specifications

Technical specifications are provided on request according to the application: lithium hydroxide is stored in original packing and under conditions mentioned on the safety data sheet (SDS).

Synonyms

Lithium hydroxide monohydrate