Lithium stearate

  • Lithium octadecanoate
  • Octadecanoic acid, lithium sal
  • Litholite
  • Stavinor 60
  • S 7000F
Formula
C18H35LiO2
Structure
Description
White powder.

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
4485-12-5
EC (EINECS/ELINCS)
224-772-5
RTECS
WI4370000
RTECS class
Other
Beilstein/Gmelin
3919701
Beilstein Reference
4-02-00-01206
Swiss Giftliste 1
G-8061
Canada DSL/NDSL
DSL
US TSCA
Listed
Austrailia AICS
Listed
New Zealand
Listed
Japan ENCS (MITI)
Listed
Korea ECL
Listed

Properties.
Formula
C18H35O2*Li
Formula mass
290.41
Melting point, °C
220 - 221.5

Hazards and Protection.
Storage
Store in a cool, dry place. Store in a tightly closed container.
Handling
Avoid breathing dust, vapor, mist, or gas. Avoid contact with skin and eyes.
Protection
Skin: Wear appropriate gloves to prevent skin exposure. Clothing: Wear a chemical apron.
Respirators
A NIOSH/MSHA approved air purifying dust or mist respirator or European Standard EN 149.
Small spills/leaks
Vacuum or sweep up material and place into a suitable disposal container.
Stability
Stable under normal temperatures and pressures.
Incompatibilities
Strong oxidizing agents, acids, bases.
Decomposition
Carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide.

Fire.
Fire fighting
Wear a self-contained breathing apparatus in pressure-demand, MSHA/NIOSH (approved or equivalent), and full protective gear. Dusts at sufficient concentrations can form explosive mixtures with air. To extinguish fire use water spray, dry chemical, carbon dioxide, or chemical foam.

Health.
Poison_Class
4
Exposure effects
   Ingestion
No hazard expected in normal industrial use.
   Inhalation
No hazard expected in normal industrial use.
   Skin
Non-irritating to the skin.
   Eyes
Non-irritating to the eyes.

First aid
 
   Ingestion
Get medical aid. Wash mouth out with water.
   Inhalation
Remove from exposure to fresh air immediately.
   Skin
Flush skin with plenty of soap and water for at least 15 minutes while removing contaminated clothing and shoes.
   Eyes
Flush eyes with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes, occasionally lifting the upper and lower eyelids.

Transport.