Lithium is a silvery-white, soft, lustrous metal with the lowest melting point and boiling point of any element that is solid at room temperature. It is a member of the alkali group and has the highest electrical conductivity of any metal. Its atomic number is 3 and it has an atomic weight of 6.94. Lithium is also a highly reactive element and it can react with almost all other elements except hydrogen to form compounds.
lithium iodide trihydrate, or LiI, is the compound of lithium and iodine. It is a white to yellowish hygroscopic crystal that becomes yellow upon exposure to air, and dissolves readily in water, ethanol and acetone. It has a melting point of 446 °C and a boiling point of 1171 °C. It is used in organic synthesis and for manufacturing pharmaceuticals, as well as in electochemics (batteries and electrolytes) and redox reactions. It is also used as a phosphor for neutron detection.
American Elements produces a wide range of high purity lithium iodide products, including a trihydrate. This product is available in a variety of grades, from Mil Spec to ACS, Reagent and Research Grade to USP and EP/BP and more. For applications requiring higher purity, we can produce it in submicron and nanopowder forms. All of our lithium iodide is produced under rigorous quality control standards and adheres to applicable ASTM testing protocols. For more information, please contact our technical support team.