Lithium oxalate

  • Dilithium oxalate
  • Ethanedioic acid, dilithium salt
Formula
Li2C2O4
Structure
Description
White rhombic needles.

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
553-91-3
EC (EINECS/ELINCS)
209-054-1
21/22 34 63
26 27 36/37/39 45
UN (DOT)
1759
Merck
12,5563
Beilstein/Gmelin
32996 (G)
Canada DSL/NDSL
NDSL
US TSCA
Listed
New Zealand
Listed
Japan ENCS (MITI)
Listed
Korea ECL
Listed

Properties.
Formula
C2Li2O4
Formula mass
101.9
Decomposition point, °C
460
Density
2.12 g/cm3 (18 C)
Solubility in water
66 g/l (20 C)

Hazards and Protection.
Storage
Keep tightly closed. Store in a cool dry place.
Protection
Wear appropriate government approved respirator, chemical-resistant gloves, safety goggles, other protective clothing.
Respirators
Wear positive pressure self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA).
Small spills/leaks
Sweep up, place in a bag and hold for waste disposal. Avoid raising dust. Ventilate area and wash spill site after material pickup is complete.
Disposal code
3
Incompatibilities
Strong oxidizing agents, Strong acids.
Decomposition
Carbon monoxide, Carbon dioxide, Nitrogen oxides, Lithium oxides.

Fire.
Fire fighting
Extinguish using Water spray. Carbon dioxide, dry chemical powder, or appropriate foam. Wear self-contained breathing apparatus and protective clothing to prevent contact with skin and eyes.
Fire potential
Non-combustible, substance itself does not burn but may decompose upon heating to produce corrosive and/or toxic fumes.
Hazards
Emits toxic fumes under fire conditions.
Combustion products
Fire may produce irritating, corrosive and/or toxic gases.

Health.
Poison_Class
2 (Very strong toxins)
Exposure effects
Corrosive. Causes burns. Possible risk of harm to the unborn child. Harmful in contact with skin and if swallowed. Target organ(s): Nerves. Kidneys.
   Ingestion
Harmful if swallowed.
   Inhalation
May be harmful if inhaled.
   Skin
Harmful if absorbed through skin.
   Eyes
See Inhalation.

First aid
 
   Ingestion
If swallowed, wash out mouth with water provided person is conscious. Call a physician.
   Inhalation
If inhaled, remove to fresh air. If not breathing give artificial respiration. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen.
   Skin
Remove and isolate contaminated clothing and shoes. Immediately flush with running water for at least 20 minutes. For minor skin contact, avoid spreading material on unaffected skin.
   Eyes
Assure adequate flushing of the eyes by separating the eyelids with fingers.

Transport.
UN number
1759
Response guide
Hazard class
8
Packing Group
II
 
HS Code
2917 11 00