Lithium Powder



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Molecular Weight 6.941
Appearance Silvery White
Melting Point 180.54 °C
Boiling Point 1342 °C
Density 0.534 g/cm3
Thermal Expansion

(25 °C) 46 µm·m-1·K-1

Poisson Ratio N/A
Vickers Hardness N/A
Young's Modulus 4.9 GPa
Tensile Strength N/A
Thermal Conductivity 0.848 W/cm/K @ 298-C.2 K
Electronegativity 1.0 Paulings
Specific Heat 0.85 Cal/g/K @ 25 °C
Heat of Vaporization 32.48 K-Cal/gm atom at 1342 °C
Heat of Fusion 1.10 Cal/gm mole;

Health & Safety Information

Signal Word Danger
Hazard Statements H260-H314
Hazard Codes F,C
Risk Codes 14/15-34
Safety Statements 8-43-45
RTECS Number OJ5540000
Transport Information UN 1415 4.3/PG 1
WGK Germany 2

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Date Accessed: 02/08/2016
Date Revised: 05/15/2015


Product Name: Lithium Powder

Product Number: All applicable American Elements product codes, e.g. LI-M-02-P, LI-M-03-P, LI-M-04-P, LI-M-05-P

CAS #: 7439-93-2

Relevant identified uses of the substance: Scientific research and development

Supplier details:
American Elements
1093 Broxton Ave. Suite 2000
Los Angeles, CA 90024
Tel: +1 310-208-0551
Fax: +1 310-208-0351

Emergency telephone number:
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International +1 703-527-3887


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American Elements specializes in producing high purity Lithium Powder with the smallest possible average grain sizes for use in preparation of pressed and bonded sputtering targets and in Chemical Vapor Deposition (CVD) and Physical Vapor Deposition (PVD) processes including Thermal and Electron Beam (E-Beam) Evaporation, Low Temperature Organic Evaporation, Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD), Metallic-Organic and Chemical Vapor Deposition (MOCVD). Powders are also useful in any application where high surface areas are desired such as water treatment and in fuel cell and solar applications. Nanoparticles also produce very high surface areas. Our standard Powder particle sizes average in the range of - 325 mesh, - 100 mesh, 10-50 microns and submicron (< 1 micron). We can also provide many materials in the nanoscale range. Materials are produced using crystallization, solid state and other ultra high purification processes such as sublimation. American Elements specializes in producing custom compositions for commercial and research applications and for new proprietary technologies. American Elements also casts any of the rare earth metals and most other advanced materials into rod, bar, or plate form, as well as other machined shapes and through other processes such as nanoparticles and in the form of solutions and organometallics. See safety data and research below. We also produce Lithium as rod, ingot, pieces, pellets, disc, granules, wire, and in compound forms, such as oxide. Other shapes are available by request.



Chemical Identifiers

Formula Li
CAS 7439-93-2
Pubchem CID 3028194
MDL MFCD00134051
EC No. 231-102-5
Beilstein Registry No. N/A
InchI Identifier InChI=1S/Li

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

The effect of pH on the interlayer distances of elongated titanate nanotubes and their use as a Li-ion battery anode., Yarali, Miad, Biçer Emre, Gürsel Selmiye Alkan, and Yürüm Alp , Nanotechnology, 2016 Jan 8, Volume 27, Issue 1, p.015401, (2016)

A zero dimensional model of lithium-sulfur batteries during charge and discharge., Marinescu, Monica, Zhang Teng, and Offer Gregory J. , Phys Chem Chem Phys, 2016 Jan 7, Volume 18, Issue 1, p.584-93, (2016)

Growth of Lithium Lanthanum Titanate Nanosheets and Their Application in Lithium-Ion Batteries., Lin, Xi, Wang Hongqiang, Du Haiwei, Xiong Xinrun, Qu Bo, Guo Zaiping, and Chu Dewei , ACS Appl Mater Interfaces, 2016 Jan 5, (2016)

A novel one-step strategy toward ZnMn2O4/N-doped graphene nanosheets with robust chemical interaction for superior lithium storage., Wang, Dong, Zhou Weiwei, Zhang Yong, Wang Yali, Wu Gangan, Yu Kun, and Wen Guangwu , Nanotechnology, 2016 Jan 29, Volume 27, Issue 4, p.045405, (2016)

Using elastin protein to develop highly efficient air cathodes for lithium-O2 batteries., Guo, Guilue, Yao Xin, Ang Huixiang, Tan Huiteng, Zhang Yu, Guo Yuanyuan, Fong Eileen, and Yan Qingyu , Nanotechnology, 2016 Jan 29, Volume 27, Issue 4, p.045401, (2016)

Nitrogen-doped carbon and high-content alumina containing bi-active cobalt oxides for efficient storage of lithium., Wu, Bibo, Zhang Shilin, Yao Feng, Huo Ruijie, Zhang Fazhi, and Xu Sailong , J Colloid Interface Sci, 2016 Jan 15, Volume 462, p.183-90, (2016)

Comparative neurocognitive effects of lithium and anticonvulsants in long-term stable bipolar patients., Sabater, Ana, García-Blanco Ana C., Verdet Hélade M., Sierra Pilar, Ribes Josep, Villar Irene, M Lara José, Arnal Pilar, Rojo Luis, and Livianos Lorenzo , J Affect Disord, 2016 Jan 15, Volume 190, p.34-40, (2016)

Extracellular levels of ATP and acetylcholine during lithium-pilocarpine induced status epilepticus in rats., Lietsche, Jana, Imran Imran, and Klein Jochen , Neurosci Lett, 2016 Jan 12, Volume 611, p.69-73, (2016)

Fast lithium-ionic conduction in a new complex hydride-sulphide crystalline phase., Unemoto, Atsushi, Wu Hui, Udovic Terrence J., Matsuo Motoaki, Ikeshoji Tamio, and Orimo Shin-ichi , Chem Commun (Camb), 2016 Jan 11, Volume 52, Issue 3, p.564-6, (2016)