Lithium Pieces

High Purity Li Metal Pieces
CAS 7439-93-2

Product Product Code Order or Specifications
(2N) 99% Lithium Pieces LI-M-02-PCS Contact American Elements
(3N) 99.9% Lithium Pieces LI-M-03-PCS Contact American Elements
(4N) 99.99% Lithium Pieces LI-M-04-PCS Contact American Elements
(5N) 99.999% Lithium Pieces LI-M-05-PCS Contact American Elements

Formula CAS No. PubChem SID PubChem CID MDL No. EC No Beilstein
Re. No.
Li 7439-93-2 24873303 3028194 MFCD00134051 231-102-5 N/A [Li] InChI=1S/Li WHXSMMKQMYFTQS-UHFFFAOYSA-N

PROPERTIES Mol. Wt. Appearance Density Tensile Strength Melting Point Boiling Point Thermal Conductivity Electrical Resistivity Eletronegativity Specific Heat Heat of Vaporization Heat of Fusion MSDS
6.941 Silvery White 0.534 gm/cc N/A 180.54°C 1342°C 0.848 W/cm/K @ 298.2 K 8.55 microhm-cm @ 0 °C 1.0 Paulings 0.85 Cal/g/K @ 25°C 32.48 K-Cal/gm atom at 1342°C 1.10 Cal/gm mole Safety Data Sheet

American Elements specializes in producing high purity Shot and irregular shaped Lithium Pieces with the highest possible density 99.9+% Ultra High Purity Metallic Piecesand smallest possible average grain sizes for use 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). Our standard Pieces sizes average in the range of 3 mm, 4 -5 mm, 100 - 150 mm, 1/8" and 1/4". We can also provide Pieces and Shot outside this 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 (See also application discussion at Nanotechnology Information and at Quantum Dots) and in the form of solutions and organometallics. American Elements produces to many standard grades when applicable, including Mil Spec (military grade); ACS, Reagent and Technical Grade; Food, Agricultural and Pharmaceutical Grade; Optical Grade, USP and EP/BP (European Pharmacopoeia/British Pharmacopoeia) and follows applicable ASTM testing standards. Typical and custom packaging is available. See safety data and research below and pricing/lead time above. We also produce Lithium as rod, ingot, powder, pellets, disc, granules, wire, and in compound forms, such as oxide. Other shapes are available by request.

Lithium Bohr ModelLithium (Li) atomic and molecular weight, atomic number and elemental symbolLithium (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 word "lithose" 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. For more information on lithium, including properties, safety data, research, and American Elements' catalog of lithium products, visit the Lithium Information Center.

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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 Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS). Solutions are packaged in polypropylene, plastic or glass jars up to palletized 440 gallon liquid totes.

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Recent Research & Development for Lithium

  • Development of a selective culture medium for bifidobacteria, Raffinose-Propionate Lithium Mupirocin (RP-MUP) and assessment of its usage with Petrifilm™ Aerobic Count plates. Miranda RO, Carvalho AF, Nero LA. Food Microbiol. 2014 May.
  • Layer structured a-FeSe: A potential anode material for lithium storage - D Wei, J Liang, Y Zhu, L Hu, K Zhang, J Zhang - Electrochemistry 2014 - Elsevier
  • Facile and fast synthesis of porous TiO2 spheres for use in lithium ion batteries. Wang HE, Jin J, Cai Y, Xu JM, Chen DS, Zheng XF, Deng Z, Li Y, Bello I, Su BL. J Colloid Interface Sci. 2014 Mar.
  • Novel sodium intercalated (NH4)2V6O16 platelets: High performance cathode materials for lithium-ion battery. J Colloid Interface Sci. 2014 create date:2013/11/26 | first author:Fei H
  • Isomeric thiophene-fused benzocarborane molecules-different lithium doping effect on the nonlinear optical property. Li Y, Xu HL, Wu HQ, Zhong RL, Sun SL, Su ZM. Dalton Trans. 2014 Feb.
  • Voltage changes in the lithium dilution cardiac output sensor after exposure to blood from horses given xylazine. Ambrisko TD, Moens Y. Br J Anaesth. 2014 Feb.
  • Self-stopping effects of lithium penetration into silicon nanowires. Nanoscale. 2013 date:2013/10/29 | first author:Lang L
  • Lithium chloride attenuates root resorption during orthodontic tooth movement in rats. Wang Y, Gao S, Jiang H, Lin P, Bao X, Zhang Z, Hu M. Exp Ther Med. 2014 Feb.
  • Ethylcellulose-coated polyolefin separators for lithium-ion batteries with improved safety performance. Carbohydr Polym. 2014 create date:2013/12/05 | first author:Xiong M
  • Lithium and sodium battery cathode materials: computational insights into voltage, diffusion and nanostructural properties. Chem Soc Rev. 2014 create date:2013/11/10 | first author:Islam MS
  • Lithium Chloride Induces TNFα in Mouse Macrophages Via MEK-ERK-Dependent Pathway. J Cell Biochem. 2014 create date:2013/08/02 | first author:Hull M
  • Lithium Chloride Alleviates Neurodegeneration Partly by Inhibiting Activity of GSK3β in a SCA3 Drosophila Model. Cerebellum. 2013 create date:2013/07/03 | first author:Jia DD
  • No association of endocannabinoid genes with bipolar disorder or lithium response in a Sardinian sample. Psychiatry Res. 2013 | first author:Pisanu C
  • Electrochemical performance of a graphene nanosheets anode in a high voltage lithium-ion cell. Phys Chem Chem Phys. 2013 create date:2013/11/05 | first author:Vargas O
  • LixFeF6 (x = 2, 3, 4) battery materials: structural, electronic and lithium diffusion properties. Phys Chem Chem Phys. 2013 | first author:Schroeder M
  • Facile fabrication of Si mesoporous nanowires for high-capacity and long-life lithium storage. Nanoscale. 2013 create date:2013/09/24 | first author:Chen J
  • Inhibition of glycogen synthase kinase 3beta activity with lithium prevents and attenuates paclitaxel-induced neuropathic pain. Neuroscience. 2013 create date:2013/09/28 | first author:Gao M
  • Effects of lithium on magnetic resonance imaging signal might not preclude increases in brain volume after chronic lithium treatment. Biol Psychiatry. 2013 create date:2013/09/04 | first author:Vernon AC
  • Assembling metal oxide nanocrystals into dense, hollow, porous nanoparticles for lithium-ion and lithium-oxygen battery application. Nanoscale. 2013 | first author:Ming J
  • Single-crystalline metal germanate nanowire-carbon textiles as binder-free, self-supported anodes for high-performance lithium storage. Nanoscale. 2013 | first author:Li W