Lithium Benzoate

CAS 553-54-8
Linear Formula: C6H5COOLi
MDL Number: MFCD00035540
EC No.: 209-042-6

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(5N) 99.999% Lithium Benzoate
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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

Linear Formula C6H5COOLi
CAS 553-54-8
Pubchem CID 2724073
MDL Number MFCD00035540
EC No. 209-042-6
Beilstein Registry No. 3598089
IUPAC Name lithium; benzoate
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

Polysaccharide structures and interactions in a lithium chloride/urea/water solvent., Winkworth-Smith, Charles G., MacNaughtan William, and Foster Tim J. , Carbohydr Polym, 2016 Sep 20, Volume 149, p.231-41, (2016)

In vitro study on the degradation of lithium-doped hydroxyapatite for bone tissue engineering scaffold., Wang, Yaping, Yang Xu, Gu Zhipeng, Qin Huanhuan, Li Li, Liu Jingwang, and Yu Xixun , Mater Sci Eng C Mater Biol Appl, 2016 Sep 1, Volume 66, p.185-92, (2016)

Recovery of metals from simulant spent lithium-ion battery as organophosphonate coordination polymers in aqueous media., Perez, Emilie, Andre Marie-Laure, Amador Ricardo Navarro, Hyvrard François, Borrini Julien, Carboni Michaël, and Meyer Daniel , J Hazard Mater, 2016 Nov 5, Volume 317, p.617-21, (2016)

Removing hydrochloric acid exhaust products from high performance solid rocket propellant using aluminum-lithium alloy., Terry, Brandon C., Sippel Travis R., Pfeil Mark A., I Gunduz Emre, and Son Steven F. , J Hazard Mater, 2016 Nov 5, Volume 317, p.259-66, (2016)

Oxygen vacancy induced fast lithium storage and efficient organics photodegradation over ultrathin TiO2 nanolayers grafted graphene sheets., Xie, Yu, Hu Dongsheng, Liu Lianjun, Zhou Panpan, Xu Jiangwei, and Ling Yun , J Hazard Mater, 2016 Nov 15, Volume 318, p.551-60, (2016)

Ti(0) nanoparticles via lithium-naphthalenide-driven reduction., Schöttle, Christian, Doronkin Dmitry E., Popescu Radian, Gerthsen Dagmar, Grunwaldt Jan-Dierk, and Feldmann Claus , Chem Commun (Camb), 2016 May 7, Volume 52, Issue 37, p.6316-9, (2016)

Formation of Co3O4 microframes from MOFs with enhanced electrochemical performance for lithium storage and water oxidation., Feng, Yi, Yu Xin-Yao, and Paik Ungyu , Chem Commun (Camb), 2016 May 7, Volume 52, Issue 37, p.6269-72, (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)

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