Lithium carbonate (CAS 554-13-2)

Lithium carbonate (CAS 554-13-2)

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Lithium carbonate (CAS 554-13-2)

Lithium carbonate is an inorganic compound, the lithium salt of carbonate with the formula Li2CO3. This white salt is widely used in the processing of metal oxides. It is listed on the World Health Organization’s List of Essential Medicines because it can be used as a treatment for mood disorders such as bipolar disorder.

Lithium carbonate is an important industrial chemical. Its main use is as a precursor for compounds used in lithium-ion batteries. Glasses derived from lithium carbonate are useful in ovenware. Lithium carbonate is a common ingredient in both low-fire and high-fire ceramic glaze. It forms low-melting fluxes with silica and other materials. Its alkaline properties are conducive to changing the state of metal oxide colorants in glaze, particularly red iron oxide (Fe2O3). Cement sets more rapidly when prepared with lithium carbonate, and is useful for tile adhesives. When added to aluminium trifluoride, it forms LiF which gives a superior electrolyte for the processing of aluminium.

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Industries: Building chemistry
CAS number: 554-13-2
WE number: 209-062-5
Chemical formula: Li2CO3
Molar mass: 73,89 g/mol
Customs tariff code: 28369100

Other physical properties

Melting / freezing point: 720°C
Relative density: 2,1 g/cm3 (20°C)
Solubility in water: 8,4 g/l (20°C)

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