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Alfa Aesar™ Lithium hydride, 97+%

Chemical Identifiers

Chemical Name or Material Lithium hydride
CAS 7580-67-8
Molecular Formula HLi
Linear Formula LiH
Formula Weight 7.95
MDL Number MFCD00011074
UN Number UN1414
Merck Index 14,5533
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AAA1794822

 
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A1794822
100g CALL N/A N/A
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AAA1794818

 
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A1794818
50g CALL N/A N/A
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AAA1794830

 
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A1794830
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Description & Specifications

Specifications

Formula Weight 7.95
Chemical Name or Material Lithium hydride
TSCA TSCA
Odor Odorless
Assay ≥97%
Molecular Formula HLi
Linear Formula LiH
MDL Number MFCD00011074
CAS 7580-67-8
UN Number UN1414
Merck Index 14,5533
Melting Point 688°C
Quantity 100g
Health Hazard 1 Danger
Health Hazard 2 GHS H Statement
H260-H301-H314-H318
In contact with water releases flammable gases which may ignite spontaneously.
Toxic if swallowed.
Causes severe skin burns and eye damage.
Causes serious eye damage.
Health Hazard 3 GHS P Statement
P231+P232-P301+P310-P303+P361+P353-P305+P351+P338-P405-P501a
Handle under inert gas.
Protect from moisture.
IF SWALLOWED: Immediately call a POISON CENTER or doctor/physician.
IF ON SKIN (or hair): Remove/Take off immediately all contaminated clothing. Rinse skin with water/shower.
IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing.
Store locked up.
Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.
DOT Information Transport Hazard Class: 4.3; Packing Group: I; Proper Shipping Name: LITHIUM HYDRIDE
RTECS Number OJ6300000

Applications
Used for preparation of anhydrous Li salts of carboxylic acids prior to reaction with organothium reagents (most often methyl or phenyl) as a useful route to ketones. Also used in the preparation of LiCN by reaction with acetone cyanohydrins. It is also applied as a desiccating and condensing agent and a shielding material in nuclear energy production. It is used in the manufacture of catalysts for polyolefin plastics; in fuels for aircraft, missiles. It is used in metallurgy, as degasifier, deoxidizer, desulfurizer; as grain refiner in non-ferrous metals. Employed as a chemical intermediate for butyllithium polymerization catalyst; in alloys with aluminum or magnesium for aerospace uses.

Solubility
Reacts violently with water. Soluble in ether, liquid ammonia. Insoluble in benzene, and toluene.

Notes
Air & Moisture Sensitive. Store away from acids, alcohols, oxidizing agents, air, water/moisture. Keep the container tightly closed and place it in a cool, dry and well ventilated condition. Store under inert gas.

Safety and Handling

Danger

GHS P Statement
P231+P232-P301+P310-P303+P361+P353-P305+P351+P338-P405-P501a
Handle under inert gas.
Protect from moisture.
IF SWALLOWED: Immediately call a POISON CENTER or doctor/physician.
IF ON SKIN (or hair): Remove/Take off immediately all contaminated clothing. Rinse skin with water/shower.
IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing.
Store locked up.
Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.

GHS H Statement
H260-H301-H314-H318
In contact with water releases flammable gases which may ignite spontaneously.
Toxic if swallowed.
Causes severe skin burns and eye damage.
Causes serious eye damage.