Lithium Metal

Availability

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

Formula

Li

CAS

7439-93-2

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Lithium Metal

Distributor of lithium metal

Description

Lithium is not naturally found in a free state, but is present in numerous minerals. Elementary lithium has a silvery white appearance and, unlike sodium that reacts with water violently, it does not cause an explosion when it comes into contact with water. As a metal, lithium is used in the nuclear field and in the pharmaceutical field for the synthesis of vitamin C; Lithium compounds are widely used in the ceramics and glass industries and in the plastic industry.

Appearance

Lithium is a silvery white-silver metal.

Solubility

Lithium dissolves slowly in diluted acids.

Uses

Lithium is used in the nuclear field, in the pharmaceutical industry, in the glass and ceramics industry.

Classification

Lithium metal reacts with water giving off gas; it is very inflammable, 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 metal is stored in original packing and under conditions mentioned on the safety data sheet (SDS).

Synonyms

Lithium metal