Dilithium monoxide; Lithia; Dilithium oxide; [ChemIDplus] UN3262
Metals, Inorganic Compounds
White hygroscopic solid; [CHEMINFO] White odorless powder; Decomposes in water; [MSDSonline]
Used as a carbon dioxide absorbent and to make specialty glasses and ceramics; [CHEMINFO] Produced along with lithium hydroxide when lithium-aluminum alloys are heated by welding or cutting; [AIHA]
A corrosive substance that can cause pulmonary edema; [CHEMINFO] A corrosive substance that can cause injury to the skin, eyes, and respiratory tract; Inhalation may cause chemical pneumonitis; [MSDSonline] Lithium oxide forms lithium hydroxide, a corrosive, in the presence of moisture; Rats inhaling lithium combustion aerosols at 570-1500 mg/m3 for 14 days had coughing, respiratory distress, and showed predominantly laryngeal, but also pulmonary lesions; [AIHA] See "Lithium."
The Guide in the Emergency Response Guidebook is for "Corrosive solid, basic, inorganic, n.o.s."
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