FMC Lithium

Lithium Acetate

Key Applications

catalyst carrier in petrol chemical industry; used in manufacture of polyethylene fibers; releases dispersions in coating/latex paints

Additional Resources

Product Description

Lithium acetate is an ester interchange catalyst in polyester production, an anti-corrosion agent in molding polyphenylene sulfide resins, and a catalyst in alkyd resin and acrylic polymer production. It can be used as a performance catalyst or could be used to improve downstream functionality to reduce the number of side reactions, which would improve the quality of the final product. It is also used to prevent side reactions of diethylene glycol (DEG), which tends to cause bubbling on the film as well as problems with extrusion.

Grades

namekey propertiesdocumentation
DihydrateUsed as an ester interchange catalyst in polyester production, an anticorrosion agent in molding polyphenylene sulfide resins,a nd a catalyst in alkyd resin and acrylic polymer production.SDSTDS