Agent Name

Lithium deuteride

CAS Number

13587-16-1

Formula

D-Li

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Lithium (2H)hydride; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Metal Hydrides

Description

Gray crystals with melting point of 680 deg C; [Hawley]

Sources/Uses

Used in thermonuclear fusion; [Hawley] Used as the explosive in the hydrogen bomb and may be used in the future as the fuel for controlled fusion reactions; [ACGIH]

Comments

See "Lithium hydride."

Exposure Assessment
Explanatory Notes

Regulated for transportation as Lithium hydride, UN1414; [MSDSonline]

Adverse Effects
Toxic Pneumonitis

Yes

Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

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