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LC3579 Lithium

(granular) (protective medium: argon) for synthesis


Order number Packaging Quantity Price €
AC30579 Glass bottle 50 g 66.15


Product information
Hill Formula Li
Chemical formula Li
HS Code 2805 19 90
EC number 231-102-5
Molar mass 6.94 g/mol
EC index number 003-001-00-4
CAS number 7439-93-2


Chemical and physical data
Solubility (20 °C) (decomposition)
Melting point 179 °C
Molar mass 6.94 g/mol
Density 0.534 g/cm3 (20 °C)
Boiling point 1347 °C
Vapor pressure 1 hPa (723 °C)


Safety information according to GHS
Hazard Statement(s) H260: In contact with water releases flammable gases which may ignite spontaneously.
H314: Causes severe skin burns and eye damage.
EUH014: Reacts violently with water.
Precautionary Statement(s) P280: Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection.
P301 + P330 + P331: IF SWALLOWED: rinse mouth. Do NOT induce vomiting.
P305 + P351 + P338: IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing.
P402 + P404: Store in a dry place. Store in a closed container.
Signal Word Danger
Hazard Pictogram(s)
Storage class 4.3 Materials that form flammble gases in contact with water
WGK WGK 2 water endangering
Disposal 26
Alkali and alkaline-earth metals should be taken up in an inert solvent and neutralized by adding 2-propanol (Cat. No. 100995) dropwise with stirring. Should the reaction be more violent than expected, conversion should be carried out with tert-butanol or octanol. Caution: This reaction produces hydrogen, which can form explosive mixtures; take necessary precautions. When the reaction has ceased, add water dropwise; neutralize; container D. In the case of alkali or alkaline-earth borohydrides, add methanol (Cat. No. 106008) with stirring; in the case of alkali or alkaline-earth amides and hydrides, organoaluminium and organotin hydrides, add 2-propanol (Cat. No. 100995) dropwise. The substances, which are usually in solid form, should be previously suspended in an ether! When the respective reaction has ceased, hydrolize with water; then neutralize. Container D or E. Lithium aluminium hydride must also be destroyed by slurrying in an ether. Under an inert gas and with thorough stirring, add dropwise a 1:4 mixture of ethyl acetate (Cat. No. 822277) and the ether used to prepare the slurry. Always ensure thorough mixing (stirring)! Container A.


Safety information
R Phrase R 14/15-34
Reacts violently with water, liberating extremely flammable gases.Causes burns.
S Phrase S 8-43-45
Keep container dry.In case of fire, use fire-fighting equipment on basis class D.In case of accident or if you feel unwell, seek medical advice immediately (show the label where possible).
Categories of danger highly flammable, corrosive
Hazard Symbol Flammable


Transport information
Declaration (transport by sea) IMDG-Code UN 1415 LITHIUM, 4.3, I
Declaration (transport by air) IATA-DGR UN 1415 LITHIUM, 4.3, I


Assay of Li ≥ 99 %