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Lithium 12-Hydroxystearate
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Lithium 12-Hydroxystearate Properties (Theoretical)

Compound Formula C18H35LiO3
Molecular Weight 306.41
Appearance solid
Melting Point 220 °C
Boiling Point N/A
Density N/A
Solubility in H2O N/A
Exact Mass 306.274625 g/mol
Monoisotopic Mass 306.274625 g/mol

Lithium 12-Hydroxystearate Health & Safety Information

Signal Word N/A
Hazard Statements N/A
Hazard Codes N/A
RTECS Number N/A
Transport Information NONH for all modes of transport
WGK Germany 3

About Lithium 12-Hydroxystearate

Lithium 12-Hydroxystearate 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 12-Hydroxystearate Synonyms

Lithium 12-hydroxyoctadecanoate; Octadecanoic acid, 12-hydroxy-, monolithium salt; Lithium(1+) 12-hydroxyoctadecanoate; Octadecanoic acid, 12-hydroxy-, lithium salt (1:1); lithium soap; LithoTab 12-hydroxyoctadecanoate; 12-hydroxystearic acid lithium salt

Chemical Identifiers

Linear Formula C18H35LiO3
MDL Number MFCD00067252
EC No. 231-536-5
Pubchem CID 517357
IUPAC Name lithium; 12-hydroxyoctadecanoate
InchI Identifier InChI=1S/C18H36O3.Li/c1-2-3-4-11-14-17(19)15-12-9-7-5-6-8-10-13-16-18(20)21;/h17,19H,2-16H2,1H3,(H,20,21);/q;+1/p-1

Packaging Specifications

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 Safety Data Sheet (SDS). Solutions are packaged in polypropylene, plastic or glass jars up to palletized 440 gallon liquid totes, and 36,000 lb. tanker trucks.

Related Elements


Lithium Bohr ModelSee more Lithium products. Lithium (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.


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