Agent Name

Lithium iodide

CAS Number

10377-51-2

Formula

I-Li

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Lithium iodide (LiI); [ChemIDplus]

Category

Metals, Inorganic Compounds

Description

Trihydrate: White, extremely hygroscopic solid; Soluble in water; [Hawley] White, light yellow, or pink odorless powder; Soluble in water; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used in photography; [Merck Index] Trihydrate: Used in air conditioning and as a catalyst; [Hawley] Used in organic synthesis; [Ullmann]

Comments

An irritant; [MSDSonline]

Exposure Assessment
TLV (ACGIH)

0.01 ppm, inhalable fraction and vapor (iodides)

MAK

0.2 mg/m3, inhalable fraction, as Li

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

Other CNS Neurotoxin

Nephrotoxin

Yes

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