Agent Name

Lithium amide

CAS Number

7782-89-0

Formula

H2-Li-N

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

Lithamide; [HSDB] UN1390 for Alkali Metal Amides; [ERG 2016]

Category

Bases

Description

White to colorless crystals with an ammonia-like odor; [HSDB]

Sources/Uses

Used in the production of pharmaceuticals and antioxidants; Used as a catalyst for polymers and other chemical synthesis; [HSDB]

Comments

"Decomposes in water to form ammonia." [Hawley] Explosive peroxide formed on storage; [CAMEO]

Adverse Effects
Toxic Pneumonitis

Yes

Neurotoxin

Other CNS Neurotoxin

Nephrotoxin

Yes

Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

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