Lithium Carbonate

Lithium Carbonate


Lithium Carbonate is an insoluble salt of Lithium and takes the form of a white powder.

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Often produced by extraction from Lithium ores or using its insolubility to allow precipitation from Lithium rich brine. It is often used in metal oxide processing, finding particular use in the manufacture of cathodes for Lithium-ion batteries. It is sold in the form of odourless white powder that flows freely and with relatively fine particle size. It is available from 96.0wt% to 99.5% purity.

Applications and Uses

Applications for Lithium Carbonate are quite diverse, from industrial through to medical.

  • In Construction, it is used to accelerate silica-based cement and mortars and is found in shotcrete and waterproofing slurries where rapid curing is becoming increasingly important.
  • Tile adhesives and flooring screeds also use the rapid curing benefits of Lithium Carbonate to help reduce construction times.
  • Further industrial applications include ceramic glazes, where it will react with metal oxide pigments to produce specific colours.
  • Production of cathodes for Lithium-Ion batteries, as previously described and in Aluminium processing.
  • Away from industry, Lithium Carbonate is used to produce a range of medicines with particular applications for the treatment of mental illnesses.

Specifications:

  • Physical Description: White granular solid or powder, odourless.
  • Molecular weight: 73.89
Parameters Unit Specs
Li2CO3 wt.% 96.0-99.50
Na: ppm 5000 max
Fe: ppm 10 max
Ca: ppm 5000 max
SO4: ppm 2000 max
K: ppm 1000 max
Cl: ppm 3000 max
Mg : ppm 3000 max
B: ppm 500 max
LOI (550°C) : %wt. 0.7 Max.
Water solubility @ 20.: %wt. 1.30
Particle Size: D90 < 70 micron

*General specifications for industrial grade. Can be modified for high purity requirements.

Packing

20 Kgs. /25 Kgs. Kraft Paper Bag; 500/1000 kg. Jumbo bags. 25 kg. poly-lined drums

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