Lithium iodide

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White deliquescent granules that are used in photography. Lithium iodide turns yellow on exposure to air due to the liberation of iodine.

Synonyms and Related Terms

lithium iodide trihydrate

Other Properties

Soluble in water, ethanol, acetone.

Composition LiI-3H2O
Melting Point 72
Density 3.48
Boiling Point 1171

Hazards and Safety

May be irritating to skin, eyes and membranes.

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • Richard S. Lewis, Hawley's Condensed Chemical Dictionary, Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, 10th ed., 1993
  • The Merck Index, Martha Windholz (ed.), Merck Research Labs, Rahway NJ, 10th edition, 1983 Comment: entry 5561