Lithium Benzoate



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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


Compound Formula C7H5LiO2
Molecular Weight 128.05
Appearance Beige powder
Melting Point >300 °C
Boiling Point N/A
Density N/A
Exact Mass 128.044959
Monoisotopic 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
Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling (GHS) N/A

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

LiSee 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. Compared 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 & Development for Lithium

  • Polyanthraquinone as a Reliable Organic Electrode for Stable and Fast Lithium Storage. Song Z, Qian Y, Gordin ML, Tang D, Xu T, Otani M, Zhan H, Zhou H, Wang D. Angew Chem Int Ed Engl. 10-79-2015
  • Large-Area Polyimide/SWCNT Nanocable Cathode for Flexible Lithium-Ion Batteries. Wu H, Meng Q, Yang Q, Zhang M, Lu K, Wei Z. Adv Mater. 10/15/2015
  • Structural and Electrical Properties of Lithium-Ion Rechargeable Battery Using the LiFePO4/Carbon Cathode Material. Kim YS, Jeoung TH, Nam SP, Lee SH, Kim JC, Lee SG. J Nanosci Nanotechnol. 10/1/2015
  • Prognostics of Lithium-Ion Batteries Based on Wavelet Denoising and DE-RVM. Zhang C, He Y, Yuan L, Xiang S, Wang J. Comput Intell Neurosci. 9/30/2015
  • Synthesis and Electrochemical Properties of LiFePO4/C for Lithium Ion Batteries. Gao H, Wang J, Yin S, Zheng H, Wang S, Feng C, Wang S. J Nanosci Nanotechnol. 9/23/2015
  • Magnetic Field-Controlled Lithium Polysulfide Semi-Liquid Battery with Ferrofluidic Properties. Li W, Liang Z, Lu Z, Tao X, Liu K, Yao H, Cui Y. Nano Lett. 9/23/2015
  • Concentration Effects on the Entropy of Electrochemical Lithium Deposition - Implications for Li+ Solvation. Schmid MJ, Xu J, Lindner J, Novák P, Schuster R. J Phys Chem B. 9/22/2015
  • Graphitic Carbon Conformal Coating of Mesoporous Ti02 Hollow Spheres for High-Performance Lithium Ion Battery Anodes. Liu H, Li W, Shen D, Zhao D, Wang G. J Am Chem Soc. 9/19/2015
  • Surface Coating Constraint Induced Self-Discharging of Silicon Nanoparticles as Anodes for Lithium Ion Batteries. Luo L, Zhao P, Yang H, Liu B, Zhang JG, Cui Y, Yu G, Zhang S, Wang CM. Nano Lett. 9/3/2015
  • Ionomer-Liquid Electrolyte Hybrid Ionic Conductor for High Cycling Stability of Lithium Metal Electrodes. Song J, Lee H, Choo MJ, Park JK, Kim HT. Sci Rep. 4/24/2015

Recent Research & Development for Benzoates

  • Rate-Determining Attack on Substrate Precedes Rieske Cluster Oxidation during Cis-Dihydroxylation by Benzoate Dioxygenase. Rivard BS, Rogers MS, Marell DJ, Neibergall MB, Chakrabarty S, Cramer CJ, Lipscomb JD. Biochemistry. 9/30/2015
  • A field investigation of a modified intravaginal progesterone releasing device and oestradiol benzoate based ovulation synchronisation protocol designed for fixed-time artificial insemination of Brahman heifers. Edwards SA, Boe-Hansen GB, Satake N, Chandra K, McGowan MR. Anim Reprod Sci. 9/29/2015
  • Determination of 3,4-Dihydroxy Methyl Benzoate in Rat Plasma by HPLC and Its Pharmacokinetics. Jiang Z, Xu H, Zhao Y, Yu M. J Chromatogr Sci. 9/23/2015
  • Crystal structure of 4-hy-droxy-pyridin-1-ium 3,5-di-carb-oxy-benzoate. Staun SL, Oliver AG. Acta Crystallogr E Crystallogr Commun. 9/22/2015
  • Effect of oestradiol benzoate on oestrus intensity and pregnancy rate in CIDR treated anoestrus nulliparous and multiparous buffalo. Yousuf MR, Martins JP, Husnain A, Riaz U, Riaz H, Sattar A, Javed K, Ahmad N. Anim Reprod Sci. 9/18/2015
  • Crystal structure of tri-aqua-(4-cyano-benzoato-?(2) O,O')(nicotinamide-?N (1))zinc 4-cyano-benzoate. A?k?n G?, Necefo?lu H, Y?lmaz Nayir G, Çatak Çelik R, Hökelek T. Acta Crystallogr E Crystallogr Commun. 9/17/2015
  • Vibrational spectroscopy of Methyl benzoate. Maiti KS. Phys Chem Chem Phys. 9/10/2015
  • Sodium Benzoate, a Metabolite of Cinnamon and a Food Additive, Upregulates Ciliary Neurotrophic Factor in Astrocytes and Oligodendrocytes. Modi KK, Jana M, Mondal S, Pahan K. Neurochem Res. 9/2/2015
  • Short communication: Use of a mixture of sodium nitrite, sodium benzoate, and potassium sorbate in aerobically challenged silages. Knicky M, Spörndly R. J Dairy Sci. 8/30/2015
  • Changes induced by UV radiation in the presence of sodium benzoate in films formulated with polyvinyl alcohol and carboxymethyl cellulose. Villarruel S, Giannuzzi L, Rivero S, Pinotti A. Mater Sci Eng C Mater Biol Appl. 8/29/2015

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