WHAT IS LITHIUM CARBONATE

Lithium carbonate — also known as lithium salt, carbolith, dilithium carbonate, or CAS No. 554-13-2 — is an inorganic compound used extensively in medicine and glassware. The ingredient is so vital to the medical field that it is listed on the World Health Organization's List of Essential Medicines.

  • Synonyms:Carbonic Acid Dilithium Salt, Carbonic Acid Lithium Salt, Dilithium Carbonate, Lithium Carbonate, Lithium Salt of Carbonate
  • INCI: Lithium Carbonate
  • Chemical formula: Li2CO3
  • CAS #: 554-13-2
  • Hazard: GHS07 Harmful

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PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS

Characteristics
AppearanceWhite Powder to Granular
OdorOdorless
SolubilitiesWater Solubility is 13 Grams per Liter @ 68 F (20 C)
Freezing point1328°F (720.0°C)
Molecular weight73.89 g/mol
Weight per gallon17.6 lb/gal
ClassInorganic Salt
GradesIndustrial, ACS, USP, NF Grade

USES AND APPLICATIONS FOR LITHIUM CARBONATE

Lithium Carbonate uses include alkaline batteries, batteries, carbon dioxide removal, catalyst, cement, ceramics, glass, grease, lithium ion batteries, pharmaceuticals, welding rods.

  • Pharmaceutical Industry: It is used to treat bipolar disorder, lithium carbonate is safe to ingest. The FDA initially approved the additive in 1970 for oral use either by tablet or capsule, and it continues to be used in medications today. However, it might cause mild side effects like hand tremors, increased urination and thirst, weight gain, nausea, and vomiting.
  • Others: Lithium carbonate, the first chemical in the production chain, is the building block for other lithium derivatives and used in a great variety of applications, like frits for the ceramic and enamel industries, heat resistant glass, aluminum production, pharmaceuticals and lithium ion batteries.

Quick Answers

Lithium carbonate — also known as lithium salt, carbolith, dilithium carbonate, or CAS No. 554-13-2 — is an inorganic compound used extensively in medicine and glassware. The ingredient is so vital to the medical field that it is listed on the World Health Organization's List of Essential Medicines.

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Lithium Carbonate is available in bags of 50 lbs quantities.

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