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Lithium and Lithium Compounds

  1. Ulrich Wietelmann,
  2. Richard J. Bauer

Published Online: 15 JUN 2000

DOI: 10.1002/14356007.a15_393

Ullmann's Encyclopedia of Industrial Chemistry

Ullmann's Encyclopedia of Industrial Chemistry

How to Cite

Wietelmann, U. and Bauer, R. J. 2000. Lithium and Lithium Compounds. Ullmann's Encyclopedia of Industrial Chemistry. .

Author Information

  1. Chemetall GmbH, Frankfurt, Federal Republic of Germany

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 JUN 2000

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The article contains sections titled:

2.1.Physical Properties
2.2.Chemical Properties
3.1.Important Lithium Minerals
3.1.1.Lithium Aluminum Silicates
3.1.3.Lithium Phosphates
3.1.4.Other Lithium Ores
3.2.Reserves of Lithium Minerals
3.3.Lithium in Natural Brines
4.Production of Primary Lithium Compounds
4.1.Mining of Ore and Production of Concentrate
4.2.Ore Digestion and Production of Lithium Compounds
4.2.1.Acid Digestion
4.2.2.Alkali Digestion
4.2.3.Ion-Exchange Processes
4.3.Production of Lithium Carbonate from Brines
5.Lithium Metal and Lithium Alloys
5.1.Production of Lithium Metal
5.2.Uses of Lithium Metal
5.3.Lithium Alloys
6.Lithium Compounds
6.1.Inorganic Lithium Compounds and Lithium Salts
6.2.Organolithium Compounds, Lithium Alkylamides, and Lithium Alkoxides
7.Quality Specifications and Analysis
8.Toxicology and Occupational Health
9.Economic Aspects