Lithium Deuteride

CAS 13587-16-1

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(2N) 99% Lithium Deuteride LI-HD-02 Contact American Elements
(3N) 99.9% Lithium Deuteride LI-HD-03 Contact American Elements
(4N) 99.99% Lithium Deuteride LI-HD-04 Contact American Elements
(5N) 99.999% Lithium Deuteride LI-HD-05 Contact American Elements

Formula CAS No. PubChem SID PubChem CID MDL No. EC No IUPAC Name Beilstein
Re. No.
LiD 13587-16-1 24879454 6914554 MFCD00011091 237-018-5 lithium deuteride N/A [Li+].[2H-] InChI=1S/Li.H/q+1;-1/i;1+1 SRTHRWZAMDZJOS-IEOVAKBOSA-N

PROPERTIES Compound Formula Mol. Wt. Appearance Density

Exact Mass

Monoisotopic Mass Charge MSDS
DLi 8.96 g/mol Yellow, gray, purple, or brown powder and/or chunks N/A 9.030106 9.030106 0 Safety Data Sheet

Lithium Deuteride is generally immediately available in most volumes. American Elements offers a broad range of products for hydrogen storage research, advanced fuel cells and battery applications. Hydrogen can easily be generated from renewable energy sources and is the most abundant element in the universe. Hydrogen is produced from various sources such as fossil fuels, water and renewables. Hydrogen is nonpolluting and forms water as a harmless byproduct during use. The challenges associated with the use of hydrogen as a form of energy include developing safe, compact, reliable, and cost-effective hydrogen storage and delivery technologies. Currently, hydrogen can be stored in these three forms: Compressed Hydrogen, Liquid Hydrogen and Chemical Storage. 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 word "lithose" 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 Information Center.

Material Safety Data Sheet MSDS
Signal Word Danger
Hazard Statements H260-H314
Hazard Codes F,C
Risk Codes 11-14-34
Safety Precautions 16-26-36/37/39-45-7/9
RTECS Number N/A
Transport Information UN 1414 4.3/PG 1
WGK Germany 2
Globally Harmonized System of
Classification and Labelling (GHS)
Flame-Flammables Corrosion-Corrosive to metals      

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Recent Research & Development for Lithium

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  • Voltage changes in the lithium dilution cardiac output sensor after exposure to blood from horses given xylazine. Ambrisko TD, Moens Y. Br J Anaesth. 2014 Feb.
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  • Ethylcellulose-coated polyolefin separators for lithium-ion batteries with improved safety performance. Carbohydr Polym. 2014 create date:2013/12/05 | first author:Xiong M
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  • Electrochemical performance of a graphene nanosheets anode in a high voltage lithium-ion cell. Phys Chem Chem Phys. 2013 create date:2013/11/05 | first author:Vargas O
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  • Facile fabrication of Si mesoporous nanowires for high-capacity and long-life lithium storage. Nanoscale. 2013 create date:2013/09/24 | first author:Chen J
  • Inhibition of glycogen synthase kinase 3beta activity with lithium prevents and attenuates paclitaxel-induced neuropathic pain. Neuroscience. 2013 create date:2013/09/28 | first author:Gao M
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Recent Research & Development for Hydrides

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  • Low Coordinate Germanium(II) and Tin(II) Hydride Complexes: Efficient Catalysts for the Hydroboration of Carbonyl Compounds. Hadlington TJ, Hermann M, Frenking G, Jones C. J Am Chem Soc. 2014.
  • Expeditious synthesis of 1-aminoindane derivatives achieved by [1,4]-hydride shift mediated C(sp(3))-H bond functionalization. Mori K, Kurihara K, Akiyama T. Chem Commun (Camb). 2014.
  • Effect of Sodium Cation on Metallacycle ß-Hydride Elimination in CO2 -Ethylene Coupling to Acrylates. Jin D, Williard PG, Hazari N, Bernskoetter WH. Chemistry. 2014.
  • Study of hydration process on silica hydride surfaces by microcalorimetry and water adsorption. Bocian S, Rychlicki G, Matyska M, Pesek J, Buszewski B. J Colloid Interface Sci. 2014 Feb.
  • Computational replication of the abnormal secondary kinetic isotope effects in a hydride transfer reaction in solution with a motion assisted h-tunneling model. Kashefolgheta S, Razzaghi M, Hammann B, Eilers J, Roston D, Lu Y. J Org Chem. 2014.
  • Mechanistic Insights into the Pd-Catalyzed Direct Amination of Allyl Alcohols: Evidence for an Outer-sphere Mechanism Involving a Palladium Hydride Intermediate. Sawadjoon S, Sjöberg PJ, Orthaber A, Matsson O, Samec JS. Chemistry. 2014.