Agent Name

Lithium methanolate

CAS Number

865-34-9

Formula

C-H4-O.Li

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Methanol, lithium salt; [ChemIDplus] Lithium methoxide; [Alfa Aesar MSDS] UN3206

Category

Metal Alkoxides

Description

White powder; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Comments

Reacts violently with water; Self-heating, may catch fire; Causes burns; Inhalation may cause corrosive injuries to upper respiratory tract and lungs; [Alfa Aesar MSDS] See "Methanol" and "Lithium." See "Sodium methylate."

Exposure Assessment
Explanatory Notes

The Guide in the Emergency Response Guidebook is for "Alkali metal alcoholates, self-heating, corrosive, n.o.s."

Adverse Effects
Toxic Pneumonitis

Yes

Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

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