Lithium Benzoate



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(2N) 99% Lithium Benzoate LI-BENZ-02 Pricing
(3N) 99.9% Lithium Benzoate LI-BENZ-03 Pricing
(4N) 99.99% Lithium Benzoate LI-BENZ-04 Pricing
(5N) 99.999% Lithium Benzoate LI-BENZ-05 Pricing


Compound Formula C7H5LiO2
Molecular Weight 128.05
Appearance Beige powder
Melting Point >300 °C
Boiling Point N/A
Density N/A
Monoisotopic Mass 128.044959
Exact Mass 128.044959

Health & Safety Info  |  MSDS / SDS

Signal Word Warning
Hazard Statements H302
Hazard Codes Xn
Risk Codes 22
Safety Statements 22-36
RTECS Number OJ5720000
Transport Information N/A
WGK Germany 1


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.


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

Chemical Identifiers

Formula C6H5COOLi
CAS 553-54-8
Pubchem CID 2724073
MDL MFCD00035540
EC No. 209-042-6
IUPAC Name lithium; benzoate
Beilstein Registry No. 3598089
SMILES [Li+].C1=CC=C(C=C1)C(=O)[O-]
InchI Identifier InChI=1S/C7H6O2.Li/c8-7(9)6-4-2-1-3-5-6;/h1-5H,(H,8,9);/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 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.

Recent Research

Hydrogel-forming microneedle arrays: Potential for use in minimally-invasive lithium monitoring., Eltayib, Eyman, Brady Aaron J., Caffarel-Salvador Ester, Gonzalez-Vazquez Patricia, Alkilani Ahlam Zaid, McCarthy Helen O., McElnay James C., and Donnelly Ryan F. , Eur J Pharm Biopharm, 2016 May, Volume 102, p.123-31, (2016)

Exposure to lithium through drinking water and calcium homeostasis during pregnancy: A longitudinal study., Harari, Florencia, Åkesson Agneta, Casimiro Esperanza, Lu Ying, and Vahter Marie , Environ Res, 2016 May, Volume 147, p.1-7, (2016)

Mitochondrial dysfunction and lipid peroxidation in rat frontal cortex by chronic NMDA administration can be partially prevented by lithium treatment., Kim, Helena K., Isaacs-Trepanier Cameron, Elmi Nika, Rapoport Stanley I., and Andreazza Ana C. , J Psychiatr Res, 2016 May, Volume 76, p.59-65, (2016)

Flexible and free-standing ternary Cd2GeO4 nanowire/graphene oxide/CNT nanocomposite film with improved lithium-ion battery performance., Wang, Linlin, Zhang Xiaozhu, Shen Guozhen, Peng Xia, Zhang Min, and Xu Jingli , Nanotechnology, 2016 Mar 4, Volume 27, Issue 9, p.095602, (2016)

Synthesis of graphitic ordered mesoporous carbon with cubic symmetry and its application in lithium-sulfur batteries., Kim, Min-Seop, Jeong Jinhoo, Cho Won Il, and Kim Woong , Nanotechnology, 2016 Mar 29, Volume 27, Issue 12, p.125401, (2016)

A two-hit model of suicide-trait-related behaviors in the context of a schizophrenia-like phenotype: Distinct effects of lithium chloride and clozapine., Deslauriers, Jessica, Belleville Karine, Beaudet Nicolas, Sarret Philippe, and Grignon Sylvain , Physiol Behav, 2016 Mar 15, Volume 156, p.48-58, (2016)

EPR and impedance spectroscopic investigations on lithium bismuth borate glasses containing nickel and vanadium ions., Yadav, Arti, Khasa Satish, Hooda Ashima, Dahiya Manjeet S., Agarwal Ashish, and Chand Prem , Spectrochim Acta A Mol Biomol Spectrosc, 2016 Mar 15, Volume 157, p.129-37, (2016)

Lithium-titanate-nanotube-supported WO3 for enhancing transmittance contrast in electrochromics., Dong, Yunbing, Xiong Chunrong, Zhang Yilu, Xing Shuai, and Jiang Hong , Nanotechnology, 2016 Mar 11, Volume 27, Issue 10, p.105704, (2016)

Three-dimensional free-standing carbon nanotubes for a flexible lithium-ion battery anode., Kang, Chiwon, Cha Eunho, Baskaran Rangasamy, and Choi Wonbong , Nanotechnology, 2016 Mar 11, Volume 27, Issue 10, p.105402, (2016)

A Selective Association between Central and Peripheral Lithium Levels in Remitters in Bipolar Depression: A 3T-(7) Li Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy Study., Machado-Vieira, R, Otaduy M C., Zanetti M V., De Sousa R T., Dias V V., Leite C C., Forlenza O V., Busatto G F., Soares J C., and Gattaz W F. , Acta Psychiatr Scand, 2016 Mar, Volume 133, Issue 3, p.214-20, (2016)