StructureLithium nitrate
CAS No. 7790-69-4
EC No. 232-218-9
Synonyms Nitric acid, lithium salt

Lithium nitrate

Lithium nitrate is the anhydrous Lithium salt of Nitric acid (LiNO3). The molecular weight of the product is 68,95 g/mol and its density is 2,38g/cm-3. Melting point is 264 °C, while the product will decompose at temperatures above 600°C. Lithium nitrate does dissolve quickly in both alcohol and water. As a high water-soluble crystalline Lithium source it is suitable for applications compatible with nitrates and at lower (acidic) pH. As a Nitrate it can act as an excellent precursor for production of high purity compounds and catalysts.

Main applications

Lithium nitrate can act as an oxidizing agent in special pyrotechnic devices to give a red flame. It may also be used in combination with other salts, particularly nitrates, to produce low-melting fused salt mixtures used in ceramics, heat-exchange media and refrigeration systems. It can also act in further industrial applications as a corrosion inhibitor.

Packaging & Shelf Life

The product is sold in bags of 25kg net as a standard.

​The shelf life is 12 months from production under conditions as advised in the Material Safety Data Sheet.

Health & Safety

Detailed information on the product described can be found in our relevant Health and Safety Information (Material Safety Data Sheet).