Agent Name

Lithium acetate

CAS Number

546-89-4

Formula

C2-H4-O2.Li

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Lithium ethanate; Quilone; Acetic acid, lithium salt; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Organic Acids, Metal Salts

Description

Solid; Becomes dihydrate at 56.5 deg C; [Merck Index] White powder; Soluble in water; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used as an anti-manic drug; [Merck Index] Used to produce drugs and polyesters; [Ullmann]

Comments

May cause irritation; Affects the central nervous system when used as a drug; [MSDSonline]

Exposure Assessment
MAK

0.2 mg/m3, inhalable fraction, as Li

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

Other CNS Neurotoxin

Nephrotoxin

Yes

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