Lithium tert-Amoxide (LTA)

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Lithium 2-methyl-2-butoxide
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Lithium 2-methyl-2-butoxide Properties (Theoretical)

Compound Formula C5H11LiO
Molecular Weight 94.08
Appearance Light Yellow Liquid
Melting Point N/A
Boiling Point N/A
Density 0.73 g/mL
Solubility in H2O Reacts violently
Exact Mass 94.096995
Monoisotopic Mass 94.096995

Lithium 2-methyl-2-butoxide Health & Safety Information

Signal Word Danger
Hazard Statements H225-H260-H302-H304-H314-H331-H336-H410
Hazard Codes F, C, T, Xn, N
Precautionary Statements P210-P223-P231 + P232-P261-P370 + P378-P422
Flash Point -9 °C
RTECS Number N/A
Transport Information UN 3274 8(3) / PGII
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About Lithium 2-methyl-2-butoxide

Lithium 2-methyl-2-butoxide (also known as Lithium tert-amoxide or Lithium tert-amylate) is one of numerous organometallic compounds manufactured by American Elements under the trade name AE Organometallics™. Organometallics are useful reagents, catalysts, and precursor materials with applications in thin film deposition, industrial chemistry, pharmaceuticals, LED manufacturing, and others. American Elements supplies organometallic compounds in most volumes including bulk quantities and also can produce materials to customer specifications. Most materials can be produced in high and ultra high purity forms (99%, 99.9%, 99.99%, 99.999%, and higher) and to many standard grades when applicable including Mil Spec (military grade), ACS, Reagent and Technical Grades, Pharmaceutical Grades, Optical, Semiconductor, and Electronics Grades. Please request a quote above for more information on pricing and lead time.

Lithium 2-methyl-2-butoxide Synonyms

Lithium tert-amoxide, LTA, Lithium tert-amylate, Lithium tert-pentoxide, Lithium tert-pentyloxide, Lithium tert-amoxide solution 40 % (w/w) in heptanes

Chemical Identifiers

Linear Formula [CH3CH2(CH3)2CO]2Li
MDL Number MFCD11656089
EC No. N/A
Beilstein/Reaxys No. N/A
Pubchem CID 23682251
IUPAC Name lithium; 2-methylbutan-2-olate
SMILES [Li+].CCC(C)(C)[O-]
InchI Identifier InChI=1S/C5H11O.Li/c1-4-5(2,3)6;/h4H2,1-3H3;/q-1;+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.

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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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