Safety Data Sheet


Date Printed: 07/30/2021
Date Revised: 05/15/2015


Product Name: Lithium Hydroxide Monohydrate

Product Number: All applicable American Elements product codes, e.g. LI-OH-02-C.1HYD , LI-OH-03-C.1HYD , LI-OH-04-C.1HYD , LI-OH-05-C.1HYD

CAS #: 1310-66-3

Relevant identified uses of the substance: Scientific research and development

Supplier details:
American Elements
10884 Weyburn Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90024
Tel: +1 310-208-0551
Fax: +1 310-208-0351

Emergency telephone number:
Domestic, North America: +1 800-424-9300
International: +1 703-527-3887


Classification of the substance or mixture
GHS Classification in accordance with 29 CFR 1910 (OSHA HCS)
Acute toxicity, Oral (Category 4), H302
Skin corrosion (Category 1B), H314
Serious eye damage (Category 1), H318
Acute aquatic toxicity (Category 3), H402
GHS Label elements, including precautionary statements

Corrosion - GHS05 Exclamation Mark - GHS07

Signal word Danger
Hazard statement(s)
H302 Harmful if swallowed.
H314 Causes severe skin burns and eye damage.
H402 Harmful to aquatic life.
Precautionary statement(s)
P260 Do not breathe dust or mist.
P264 Wash skin thoroughly after handling.
P270 Do not eat, drink or smoke when using this product.
P273 Avoid release to the environment.
P280 Wear protective gloves/ protective clothing/ eye protection/ face
P301 + P312 IF SWALLOWED: Call a POISON CENTER/doctor if you feel unwell.
P301 + P330 + P331 IF SWALLOWED: Rinse mouth. Do NOT induce vomiting.
P303 + P361 + P353 IF ON SKIN (or hair): Remove/ Take off immediately all contaminated
clothing. Rinse skin with water/ shower.
P304 + P340 IF INHALED: Remove victim to fresh air and keep at rest in a position
comfortable for breathing.
P305 + P351 + P338 IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove
contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing.
P310 Immediately call a POISON CENTER/doctor.
P321 Specific treatment (see supplemental first aid instructions on this label).
P363 Wash contaminated clothing before reuse.
P405 Store locked up.
P501 Dispose of contents/ container to an approved waste disposal plant.
Hazards not otherwise classified (HNOC) or not covered by GHS - none


Formula : HLiO · H2O
Molecular weight : 41.96 g/mol
CAS-No. : 1310-66-3
EC-No. : 215-183-4


Description of first aid measures
General advice
Consult a physician. Show this safety data sheet to the doctor in attendance.Move out of dangerous area.
If inhaled
If breathed in, move person into fresh air. If not breathing, give artificial respiration. Consult a physician.
In case of skin contact
Take off contaminated clothing and shoes immediately. Wash off with soap and plenty of water. Consult a physician.
In case of eye contact
Rinse thoroughly with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes and consult a physician.Continue rinsing eyes during transport to hospital.
If swallowed
Do NOT induce vomiting. Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person. Rinse mouth with water. Consult a physician.
Most important symptoms and effects, both acute and delayed
The most important known symptoms and effects are described in the labelling (see section 2) and/or in section 11
Indication of any immediate medical attention and special treatment needed
No data available


Extinguishing media
Suitable extinguishing media
Use water spray, alcohol-resistant foam, dry chemical or carbon dioxide.
Special hazards arising from the substance or mixture
Lithium oxides
Advice for firefighters
Wear self-contained breathing apparatus for firefighting if necessary.
Further information
No data available


Personal precautions, protective equipment and emergency procedures
Use personal protective equipment. Avoid dust formation. Avoid breathing vapours, mist or gas. Ensure adequate ventilation. Evacuate personnel to safe areas. Avoid breathing dust.
For personal protection see section 8.
Environmental precautions
Prevent further leakage or spillage if safe to do so. Do not let product enter drains. Discharge into the environment must be avoided.
Methods and materials for containment and cleaning up
Pick up and arrange disposal without creating dust. Sweep up and shovel. Keep in suitable, closed containers for disposal.
Reference to other sections
For disposal see section 13.


Precautions for safe handling
Avoid contact with skin and eyes. Avoid formation of dust and aerosols.Further processing of solid materials may result in the formation of combu formation should be taken into consideration before additional processing
Provide appropriate exhaust ventilation at places where dust is formed.
For precautions see section 2.
Conditions for safe storage, including any incompatibilities
Keep container tightly closed in a dry and well-ventilated place.
Store under inert gas. Air sensitive.
Specific end use(s)
Apart from the uses mentioned in section 1 no other specific uses are stipulated


Exposure controls
Appropriate engineering controls
Handle in accordance with good industrial hygiene and safety practice. Wash hands before breaks and at the end of workday.
Personal protective equipment
Eye/face protection
Face shield and safety glasses Use equipment for eye protection tested and approved under appropriate government standards such as NIOSH (US) or EN 166(EU).
Skin protection
Handle with gloves. Gloves must be inspected prior to use. Use proper glove removal technique (without touching glove's outer surface) to avoid skin contact with this product. Dispose of contaminated gloves after use in accordance with applicable laws and good laboratory practices. Wash and dry hands.
Body Protection
Complete suit protecting against chemicals, The type of protective equipment must be selected according to the concentration and amount of the dangerous substance at the specific workplace.
Respiratory protection
Where risk assessment shows air-purifying respirators are appropriate use (EN 143) respirator cartridges as a backup to engineering controls. If th full-face supplied air respirator. Use respirators and components tested and approved under appropriate government standards such as NIOSH (US) or CEN (EU).
Control of environmental exposure
Prevent further leakage or spillage if safe to do so. Do not let product enter drains. Discharge into the environment must be avoided.


Information on basic physical and chemical properties
Appearance Form: crystalline
Colour: white
Odour No data available
Odour Threshold No data available
pH 12 at 0.4 g/l
Melting point/freezing point
No data available
Initial boiling point and boiling range
100 °C (212 °F) at 1013 hPa
Flash point () Not applicable
Evaporation rate No data available
Flammability (solid, gas) The product is not flammable.
Upper/lower flammability or explosive limits
No data available
Vapour pressure No data available
Vapour density No data available
Relative density 1.510 g/cm3
Water solubility 216 g/l at 20 °C (68 °F)
Partition coefficient: noctanol/water
No data available
Auto-ignition temperature
No data available
Decomposition temperature
No data available
Viscosity No data available
Explosive properties No data available
Oxidizing properties No data available
Other safety information
No data available


No data available
Chemical stability
Stable under recommended storage conditions.
Possibility of hazardous reactions
No data available
Conditions to avoid
No data available
Incompatible materials
Strong oxidizing agents, Acids, Aluminum, Zinc
Hazardous decomposition products
Hazardous decomposition products formed under fire conditions. - Lithium oxides
Other decomposition products - No data available
In the event of fire: see section 5


Information on toxicological effects
Acute toxicity
LD50 Oral - Rat - female - 368 mg/kg(Lithium hydroxide monohydrate)
LC50 Inhalation - Rat - male and female - 4 h - > 6.15 mg/l(Lithium hydroxide monohydrate)
(OECD Test Guideline 403)
Dermal: No data available(Lithium hydroxide monohydrate)
No data available(Lithium hydroxide monohydrate)
Skin corrosion/irritation
Skin - in vitro assay(Lithium hydroxide monohydrate)
Result: Corrosive
(In Vitro Membrane Barrier Test Method for Skin Corrosion - CORROSITEX)
Serious eye damage/eye irritation
No data available(Lithium hydroxide monohydrate)
Respiratory or skin sensitisation
No data available(Lithium hydroxide monohydrate)
Germ cell mutagenicity
Tests on bacterial or mammalian cell cultures did not show mutagenic effects. Not mutagenic in Ames Test(Lithium hydroxide monohydrate)
Mouse(Lithium hydroxide monohydrate)
Result: negative
IARC: No component of this product present at levels greater than or equal to 0.1% is identified as
probable, possible or confirmed human carcinogen by IARC.
NTP: No component of this product present at levels greater than or equal to 0.1% is identified as a
known or anticipated carcinogen by NTP.
OSHA: No component of this product present at levels greater than or equal to 0.1% is identified as a carcinogen or potential carcinogen by OSHA.
Reproductive toxicity
Lithium and its compounds are possible teratogens by analogy to lithium ca positive animal teratogenic data.(Lithium hydroxide monohydrate)
No data available(Lithium hydroxide monohydrate)
Specific target organ toxicity - single exposure
No data available(Lithium hydroxide monohydrate)
Specific target organ toxicity - repeated exposure
No data available
Aspiration hazard
No data available(Lithium hydroxide monohydrate)
Additional Information
RTECS: Not available
Large doses of lithium ion have caused dizziness and prostration, and can Dehydration, weight loss, dermatological effects, and thyroid disturbance include slurred speech, blurred vision, sensory loss, ataxia, and convuls effects such
as tremor, clonus, and hyperactive reflexes may occur as a r, Cyanosis and t-wave inversion have occurred in the breast-fed infants of women receiving lithium carbonate therapy., Material is extremely destructive to tissue of the mucous membranes and upper respiratory tract, eyes, and skin., Cough, Shortness of breath(Lithium hydroxide monohydrate)
Stomach - Irregularities - Based on Human Evidence
Stomach - Irregularities - Based on Human Evidence(Lithium hydroxide monohydrate)


Toxicity to fish static test LC50 - Danio rerio (zebra fish) - 109 mg/l - 96 h(Lithium hydroxide
(OECD Test Guideline 203)
Toxicity to daphnia and other aquatic invertebrates
static test EC50 - Daphnia magna (Water flea) - ca. 33.5 mg/l - 48 h(Lithium hydroxide monohydrate)
(OECD Test Guideline 202)
Toxicity to algae static test EC50 - Pseudokirchneriella subcapitata (algae) - 41.62 mg/l - 72h(Lithium hydroxide monohydrate)
(OECD Test Guideline 201)
Toxicity to bacteria Respiration inhibition EC50 - Sludge Treatment - ca. 316.8 mg/l - 3 h(Lithium hydroxide monohydrate)
(OECD Test Guideline 209)
Persistence and degradability
No data available
Bioaccumulative potential
Does not bioaccumulate.
Mobility in soil
No data available(Lithium hydroxide monohydrate)
Results of PBT and vPvB assessment
PBT/vPvB assessment not available as chemical safety assessment not required/not conducted
Other adverse effects
An environmental hazard cannot be excluded in the event of unprofessional handling or disposal.
Harmful to aquatic life.


Waste treatment methods
Offer surplus and non-recyclable solutions to a licensed disposal company. Contact a licensed professional waste disposal service to dispose of this material. Dissolve or mix the material with a combustible solvent and burn in a chem scrubber.
Contaminated packaging
Dispose of as unused product.


UN number: 2680 Class: 8 Packing group: II
Proper shipping name: Lithium hydroxide
Poison Inhalation Hazard: No
UN number: 2680 Class: 8 Packing group: II EMS-No: F-A, S-B
Proper shipping name: LITHIUM HYDROXIDE
UN number: 2680 Class: 8 Packing group: II
Proper shipping name: Lithium hydroxide


SARA 302 Components
No chemicals in this material are subject to the reporting requirements of SARA Title III, Section 302.
SARA 313 Components
This material does not contain any chemical components with known CAS numbers that exceed the threshold (De Minimis) reporting levels established by SARA Title III, Section 313.
SARA 311/312 Hazards
Acute Health Hazard, Chronic Health Hazard
Massachusetts Right To Know Components
No components are subject to the Massachusetts Right to Know Act.
Pennsylvania Right To Know Components
Lithium hydroxide monohydrate 1310-66-3
New Jersey Right To Know Components
Lithium hydroxide monohydrate
Revision Date
California Prop. 65 Components
This product does not contain any chemicals known to State of California to cause cancer, birth defects, or any other reproductive harm.