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Lithium Oxide Properties

Lithium Oxide

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Description

 

Lithium oxide is an inorganic chemical compound. It is used as a flux in ceramic glazes, and creates blues with copper and pinks with cobalt. Its usage is also being investigated for non-destructive emission spectroscopy evaluation and degradation monitoring within thermal barrier coating systems. It can be added as a co-dopant with yttria in the zirconia ceramic top coat, without a large decrease in expected service life of the coating. At high heat, lithium oxide emits a very detectable spectral pattern, which increases in intensity along with degradation of the coating. Implementation would allow in situ monitoring of such systems, enabling an efficient means to predict lifetime until failure or necessary maintenance. A possible new use is as a replacement for lithium cobalt oxide as the cathode in the lithium ion batteries used to power electronic devices from mobile phones to laptop computers to battery-powered cars.

Chemical Properties

Appearance White Solid
CAS Number 12057-24-8
Density 2.013 g/cm3
EINECS Number 235-019-5
IUPAC Name Lithium Oxide
InChI 1S/2Li.O/q2*+1;-2
InChIKey FUJCRWPEOMXPAD-UHFFFAOYSA-N
Main Hazards Corrosive, reacts violently with water
Melting Point 1570 °C
Molar Mass 29.88 g/mol
Molecular Formula Li2O
Other_Cations Sodium Oxide;Potassium Oxide;Rubidium Oxide;Caesium Oxide
RTECS Number OJ6360000
Refractive n20/D 1.644
Related Compounds Lithium Hydroxide
Solubility 10.02 g/100 ml
Synonyms Lithium Monoxide;Lithia;Dilithium Monoxide;Dilithium Oxide;Lithium Oxide
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