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Lithium sulfide

99.98% trace metals basis

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Synonym(s):
(lithiosulfanyl)lithium
Empirical Formula (Hill Notation):
Li2S
CAS Number:
Molecular Weight:
45.95
EC Number:
MDL number:
PubChem Substance ID:
NACRES:
NA.23

grade

battery grade

Assay

99.98% trace metals basis

form

powder

composition

Li2S

reaction suitability

reagent type: catalyst
core: lithium

density

1.66 g/mL at 25 °C (lit.)

application(s)

battery manufacturing
battery manufacturing

storage temp.

2-8°C

SMILES string

[Li]S[Li]

InChI

1S/2Li.S

InChI key

ZWDBUTFCWLVLCQ-UHFFFAOYSA-N

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General description

Lithium sulfide powder is a high-purity, inorganic compound that appears as a white to yellowish crystalline powder. It has a molecular weight of 45.95 g/mol and a density of 1.82 g/cm³. Lithium sulfide is a strong nucleophile and has the chemical formula Li₂S. It readily reacts with water to produce lithium hydroxide and hydrogen sulfide gas. It is also soluble in some organic solvents, such as pyridine and dimethyl sulfoxide.

Application

High-purity lithium sulfide is primarily used as a precursor in the synthesis of other lithium compounds such as lithium thioacetate, lithium tetrafluoroborate, and thio-LISICONs, which are used in lithium-ion batteries among other applications. High-purity lithium sulfide can also be used directly in battery applications as a cathode material in lithium-sulfur batteries. With a theoretical capacity of up to 1166 mAh/g, almost four times that of lithium cobalt oxide, lithium sulfide has gained attention as next-generation cathode material. Additionally, lithium sulfide is used as a precursor in the semiconductor industry for the production of thin-film transistors (TFTs) and other electronic devices, especially lithium sulfide-phosphorus oxide (Li2S-P2O5) TFTs. It is also used in the chemical manufacturing industry as a precursor for lithium hydride, lithium borohydride, and lithium amide, among many other applications.

Features and Benefits

Higher Purity - 99.98%, making it an ideal choice for applications that require higher purity materials.

Pictograms

CorrosionSkull and crossbones

Signal Word

Danger

Hazard Statements

Hazard Classifications

Acute Tox. 3 Oral - Eye Dam. 1 - Skin Corr. 1B

Supplementary Hazards

Storage Class Code

6.1B - Non-combustible, acute toxic Cat. 1 and 2 / very toxic hazardous materials

WGK

WGK 2

Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

Flash Point(C)

Not applicable

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US), Eyeshields, Gloves

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