Lithium iodide

Lithium iodide

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Name = Lithium Iodide
ImageFile = Lithium-iodide-3D-ionic.png ImageName = Lithium iodide
OtherNames = lithium(I) iodide
Section1 = Chembox Identifiers
CASNo = 10377-51-2

Section2 = Chembox Properties
Formula = LiI
MolarMass = 133.845 g/mol
Appearance = White crystalline solid
Density = 3.494 g/cm³, Solid
Solubility = 151 [cite web | url =| title = Lithium Iodide MSDS| accessdate = 2007-04-27] g/100mL(25°C)
MeltingPt = 459°C
BoilingPt = 1171°C

Section7 = Chembox Hazards
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ExternalMSDS = [ External MSDS]

Section8 = Chembox Related
OtherAnions = Lithium fluoride, Lithium chloride, lithium bromide.
OtherCations = Sodium iodide, Potassium iodide

Lithium iodide, or LiI, is a compound of lithium and iodine. When exposed to air, it becomes yellow in color, due to the oxidation of iodide to iodine. [cite web | title= A PDF file from ESPICorp Inc., a supplier of lithium iodide | url='s/lithiumiodide.pdf | accessdate = 2005-09-16]


Lithium iodide is used as an electrolyte for high temperature batteries. It is also used for long life batteries as required, for example, by artificial pacemakers. The solid is used as a phosphor for neutron detection. [Some lithium iodide phosphors for slow neutron detection, K. P. Nicholson et al. Br. J. Appl. Phys. 6 104-106 (1955) doi|10.1088/0508-3443/6/3/311]

ee also

* Lithium battery


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