Lithium-6 Metal Isotope




Compound Formula N/A
Molecular Weight 6.015
Appearance Chunks
Melting Point N/A
Boiling Point N/A
Density N/A
Exact Mass 6.015123
Monoisotopic Mass 6.015123

Health & Safety Info  |  MSDS / SDS

Signal Word Danger
Hazard Statements H260-H314
Hazard Codes F, C
Risk Codes 14/15-34
Safety Statements 26-27-36/37/39-45
RTECS Number N/A
Transport Information UN 1415 4.3 / PGI
WGK Germany 3
Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling (GHS) N/A


Lithium 6 Metal (Lithium-6) is a stable (non-radioactive) isotope of Lithium. It is both naturally occurring and a produced by fission. Lithium 6 Metal is one of over 250 stable Metallic isotopes produced by American Elements for biological and biomedical labeling, as target materials and other applications. Lithium Metal is also available in ultra high purity and as nanoparticles. For thin film applications it is available as rod, pellets, pieces, granules and sputtering targets and as either an ingot or powder. Lithium Metal 6 isotopic material is generally immediately available. 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-6Li, Lithium, isotope of mass 6, (6)Li, (6)3Li

Chemical Identifiers

Formula 6Li
CAS 14258-72-1
Pubchem CID 6337039
MDL MFCD00084621
EC No. N/A
IUPAC Name lithium-6
Beilstein Registry No. N/A
InchI Identifier InChI=1S/Li/i1-1

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 Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS). Solutions are packaged in polypropylene, plastic or glass jars up to palletized 440 gallon liquid totes.

Related Products & Element Information

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.