Agent Name

Lithium nitride

CAS Number

26134-62-3

Formula

Li3-N

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Trilithium nitride; UN2806; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Metals, Inorganic Compounds

Description

Brownish-red solid or powder; [NJ-HSFS]

Sources/Uses

Used as a reducing agent; [NJ-HSFS] Used as a catalyst in conversion of alpha-boron nitride to beta-boron nitride and as a solid-state electrolyte in lithium batteries; [Ullmann]

Comments

Reacts with water or moisture to form lithium hydroxide and ammonia. Heat of reaction may ignite combustible materials [CAMEO] See "NITRIDES."

Exposure Assessment
Dangerous When Wet

Yes - A material that, by contact with water, is liable to become spontaneously flammable or to give off flammable or toxic gas at a rate greater than 1 L per kilogram of the material, per hour; [ERG 2004]

Adverse Effects
Toxic Pneumonitis

Yes

Neurotoxin

Other CNS Neurotoxin

Nephrotoxin

Yes

Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

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