Lithium Hydroxide Monohydrate Technical Grade

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Lithium Hydroxide Monohydrate is a technical grade free-flowing Lithium product with a minimum of 57% active ingredient. The product is typically used in lithium-ion batteries, low noise lubricating greases, and many fine chemical formulations.
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Industrial grade Lithium hydroxide monohydrate is an inorganic compound that is available commercially in the monohydrate form (LiOH.H2O). LiOH (CAS Number 1310-66-3) is considered a strong base that is water-soluble and is slightly soluble in ethanol.

Lithium compounds are used in a wide array of consumer and industrial applications due to their alkali hygroscopic nature and high reactivity. The technical lithium grade is tailored toward industrial applications, including lithium-ion batteries, lithium greases, dyes, resins, coatings, water treatment, and many other specialty chemicals.

Product Specifications

CAS# 1310-66-3
Chemical compound: LiOH
Molecular weight: 41.96
Density @ 20°C: 1.51 g/cm3
Standard heat of formation: -188.9 kcal/mole
Standard heat of fusion: -0.867 kcal/mole
Specific heat @ 25°C: 0.453 cal/g/°C


Primary Chemistry: Lithium Hydroxide Monohydrate
Features & Benefits
Technical grade for industrial applications Free-flowing, granular solid form High reactivity hydroxide salt Reduced level of impurities, including CaO, NaOH, and Mg
Problems Solved
High cost of lithium hydroxide purified grades
Reactivity issues in the manufacturing of alkyd resins
Thickening difficulties and viscosity drop in high-temperature greases
Performance issues in batteries and energy storage applications
pH drops in printing inks due to acid developments during storage
Applications

Greases: Lithium hydroxide monohydrates are used to produce fatty acid‐based thickener systems that offer excellent stability, higher water resistance than sodium‐based greases, and better high‐temperature resistance than calcium‐based greases.

Dyes, colorants, and inks: Lithium hydroxide are used to increases the brilliance and luminosity of pigments and as fluxing agents in inorganic pigments and glazes. In inkjet technology, LiOH prevents the development of acidic (low pH) conditions during storage, which adversely affects both the viscosity of the ink and the internal components of the printer.

Laboratory reagents and test kits: Lithium hydroxide monohydrate and other lithium compounds are also used in the production of colorimetric analytical reagents often used in pH, water quality, and chlorine content tests.

Protective coatings: LiOH technical grade is used in corrosion‐resistant paints and coatings combined with silicates for enhanced adhesion, extended durability, and excellent chemical resistance. In aluminum alloys for aerospace, lithium products allow low temperature and short time sealing when used in protective anodized coatings. LiOH also provides self‐healing properties to organic coating systems.

Fine and specialty chemicals: Lithium hydroxide is used to produce specialized resins and polymers for the food and protective clothing industries. Lithium hydroxide is also used in the manufacturing of glazing sealants, adhesives, and mastics and the production of agrochemicals, pharmaceuticals, flavorings, fragrances, and esterification reactions.

Cement and building materials: Lithium salts including lithium carbonates and hydroxides are used in the manufacturing of cement, concrete, ceramics, and many other building materials. They provide improved strength, faster setting, higher resistance, and reduce the melting temperature of glass melts.

Water Treatment: Lithium hydroxide is used in cooling water systems for corrosion protection.

Energy storage: Cathode materials and electrolytes for Li-ion battery parts and electric vehicles.