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Lithium Benzoate

CAS 553-54-8

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Formula CAS No. PubChem CID MDL No. EC No IUPAC Name Beilstein
Re. No.
C6H5COOLi 553-54-8 2724073 MFCD00035540 209-042-6 lithium; benzoate 3598089 [Li+].C1=C

PROPERTIES Compound Formula Mol. Wt. Appearance Melting Point Boiling Point Density Exact Mass Monoisotopic Mass Charge MSDS
C7H5LiO2 128.05 Beige powder >300 °C N/A N/A 128.044959 128.044959 0 Safety Data Sheet

Benzoate Formula Diagram (C6H5CO2)Lithium Benzoate is generally immediately available in most volumes. High purity, submicron and nanopowder forms may be considered. American Elements produces to many standard grades when applicable, including Mil Spec (military grade); ACS, Reagent and Technical Grade; Food, Agricultural and Pharmaceutical Grade; Optical Grade, USP and EP/BP (European Pharmacopoeia/British Pharmacopoeia) and follows applicable ASTM testing standards. Typical and custom packaging is available. Additional technical, research and safety (MSDS) information is available as is a Reference Calculator for converting relevant units of measurement.

Lithium Bohr ModelLithium (Li) atomic and molecular weight, atomic number and elemental symbolLithium (atomic symbol: Li, atomic number: 3) is a Block S, Group 1, Period 2 element with an atomic weight of 6.94. The number of electrons in each of Lithium's shells is [2, 1] and its electron configuration is [He] 2s1. The lithium atom has a radius of 152 pm and a Van der Waals radius of 181 pm. Lithium was discovered by Johann Arvedson in 1817 and first isolated by William Thomas Brande in 1821. The origin of the name Lithium comes from the Greek wordlithose which means "stone." Lithium is a member of the alkali group of metals. It has the highest specific heat and electrochemical potential of any element on the period table and the lowest density of any elements that are solid at room temperature. Elemental LithiumCompared to other metals, it has one of the lowest boiling points. In its elemental form, lithium is soft enough to cut with a knife; its silvery white appearance quickly darkens when exposed to air. Because of its high reactivity, elemental lithium does not occur in nature. Lithium is the key component of lithium-ion battery technology, which is becoming increasingly more prevalent in electronics. For more information on lithium, including properties, safety data, research, and American Elements' catalog of lithium products, visit the Lithium element page.

Material Safety Data Sheet MSDS
Signal Word Warning
Hazard Statements H302
Hazard Codes Xn
Risk Codes 22
Safety Precautions 22-36
RTECS Number OJ5720000
Transport Information N/A
WGK Germany 1
Globally Harmonized System of
Classification and Labelling (GHS)
Exclamation Mark-Acute Toxicity        

Benzoic acid, lithium salt; LithoTab benzoate; benzoic acid, lithium salt (1:1)

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Typical bulk packaging includes palletized plastic 5 gallon/25 kg. pails, fiber and steel drums to 1 ton super sacks in full container (FCL) or truck load (T/L) quantities. Research and sample quantities and hygroscopic, oxidizing or other air sensitive materials may be packaged under argon or vacuum. Shipping documentation includes a Certificate of Analysis and Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS). Solutions are packaged in polypropylene, plastic or glass jars up to palletized 440 gallon liquid totes.

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Recent Research & Development for Lithium

  • Permselective Graphene Oxide Membrane for High-Stable and Anti-Self-Discharge Lithium-Sulfur Batteries. Jia-Qi Huang, Ting-Zhou Zhuang, Qiang Zhang, Hong-Jie Peng, Cheng-Meng Chen, and Fei Wei. ACS Nano: February 16, 2015
  • Recent achievements on inorganic electrode materials for lithium ion batteries. Laurence Croguennec and M. Rosa Palacin. J. Am. Chem. Soc.: 42048
  • Ion Transport in Separator Membranes of Lithium Secondary Batteries. Yuria Saito, Wataru Morimura, Rika Kuratani, and Satoshi Nishikawa. J. Phys. Chem. C: February 12, 2015
  • Computational identification and experimental realisation of lithium vacancy introduction into the olivine LiMgPO4. Leopoldo Enciso-Maldonado, Matthew S. Dyer, Michael D. Jones, Ming Li, Julia L. Payne, Michael J. Pitcher, Mona K. Omir, John B. Claridge, Frédéric Blanc, and Matthew J. Rosseinsky. Chem. Mater.: February 12, 2015
  • First-Principles Study of Redox End-Members in Lithium-Sulfur Batteries. Haesun Park, Hyun Seung Koh, and Donald J. Siegel. J. Phys. Chem. C: February 9, 2015
  • Recovery of lithium from wastewater using development of Li ion-imprinted polymers. Xubiao Luo, Bin Guo, Jinming Luo, Feng Deng, Siyu Zhang, Shenglian Luo, and John Charles Crittenden. ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng.: February 9, 2015
  • Impedance Spectroscopy Characterization of Porous Electrodes under Different Electrode Thickness Using a Symmetric Cell for High-Performance Lithium-Ion Batteries. Nobuhiro Ogihara, Yuichi Itou, Tsuyoshi Sasaki, and Yoji Takeuchi. J. Phys. Chem. C: February 9, 2015
  • Charge Relaxation and Stokes–Einstein Relation in Diluted Electrolyte Solution of Propylene Carbonate and Lithium Perchlorate. Jolanta wiergiel, Iwona Powa, and Jan Jadyn. Ind. Eng. Chem. Res.: February 6, 2015
  • Mesoporous Carbon Interlayers with Tailored Pore Volume as Polysulfide Reservoir for High-Energy Lithium–Sulfur Batteries. Juan Balach, Tony Jaumann, Markus Klose, Steffen Oswald, Jürgen Eckert, and Lars Giebeler. J. Phys. Chem. C: February 5, 2015
  • Size-Tunable Single-Crystalline Anatase TiO2 Cubes as Anode Materials for Lithium Ion Batteries. Xuming Yang, Yingchang Yang, Hongshuai Hou, Yan Zhang, Laibing Fang, Jun Chen, and Xiaobo Ji. J. Phys. Chem. C: February 4, 2015

Recent Research & Development for Benzoates

  • Determination of Sub-Nanomolar Levels of Low Molecular Mass Thiols in Natural Waters by Liquid Chromatography Tandem Mass Spectrometry after Derivatization with p-(Hydroxymercuri) Benzoate and Online Preconcentration. Van Liem-Nguyen, Sylvain Bouchet, and Erik Björn. Anal. Chem.: December 17, 2014
  • Using NMR Spectroscopy To Probe the Chemo- and Diastereoselectivity in the NaBH4 Reduction of Benzoin Acetate and Benzoin Benzoate. Shahrokh Saba, Kristen Cagino, and Caitlin Bennett. J. Chem. Educ.: 41949
  • Asymmetric Hydrogenation of 1-Alkyl and 1-Aryl Vinyl Benzoates: A Broad Scope Procedure for the Highly Enantioselective Synthesis of 1-Substituted Ethyl Benzoates. Patryk Kleman, Pedro J. González-Liste, Sergio E. García-Garrido, Victorio Cadierno, and Antonio Pizzano. ACS Catal.: October 29, 2014
  • Microwave Irradiated Immobilized Lipase Catalyzed Synthesis of Alkyl Benzoate Esters by Transesterification: Mechanism and Kinetic Modeling. Somnath D. Shinde and Ganapati D. Yadav. Ind. Eng. Chem. Res.: April 30, 2014
  • Unexpected 4-Fold [2 + 2] Interpenetration and Polycatenation Behaviors in Porous Luminescent Zinc Metal–Organic Frameworks Constructed from Flexible 3,5-Bis(4-pyridylmethoxy)benzoate Ligand. Jin-Jin Shen, Ming-Xing Li, Zhao-Xi Wang, Chun-Ying Duan, Shou-Rong Zhu, and Xiang He. Crystal Growth & Design: April 25, 2014
  • Observation of Transient Alignment-Inversion Walls in Nematics of Phenyl Benzoates in the Presence of a Magnetic Field. Hristo P. Hinov, Leonard K. Vistin’, and Yordan G. Marinov. J. Phys. Chem. B: March 26, 2014
  • Phase Structure and Phase Transition Mechanism for Light-Induced Ia3d Cubic Phase in 4′-n-Docosyloxy-3′-nitrobiphenyl-4-carboxlic acid/Ethyl 4-(4′-n-docosyloxyphenylazo)benzoate Binary Mixture. Ryo Hori, Yohei Miwa, Katsuhiro Yamamoto, and Shoichi Kutsumizu. J. Phys. Chem. B: March 11, 2014
  • Comparison of Aminolysis of 2-Pyridyl and 4-Pyridyl X-Substituted Benzoates in Acetonitrile: Evidence for a Concerted Mechanism Involving a Cyclic Transition State. Ik-Hwan Um, Ae-Ri Bae, and Tae-Il Um. J. Org. Chem.: January 7, 2014
  • Metal(II)-Induced Coordination Polymer Based on 4-(5-(Pyridin-4-yl)-4H-1,2,4-triazol-3-yl)benzoate as an Electrocatalyst for Water Splitting. Yun Gong, Hui-Fang Shi, Peng-Gang Jiang, Wei Hua, and Jian-Hua Lin. Crystal Growth & Design: December 17, 2013
  • Preparation and Physicochemical Characteristics of Polylactide Microspheres of Emamectin Benzoate by Modified Solvent Evaporation/Extraction Method. Shao Fei Zhang, Peng Hao Chen, Fei Zhang, Yan Fang Yang, De Kun Liu, and Gang Wu. J. Agric. Food Chem.: November 27, 2013