Lithium hydroxide monohydrate is a strong base that is only moderately soluble in water. The crystalline, hygroscopic substance is extracted from lithium carbonate or spodumene. Lithium hydroxide-based lubricating greases are highly water-resistant and have outstanding properties – both at very high and very low temperatures.
Examples of applications
Lithium hydroxide monohydrate plays an important role, especially in the production of lubricating greases. It is also used in the manufacture of cathode material for Li-ion batteries, and in the manufacture of glass as well as certain ceramic products. Thanks to its carbon dioxide-binding properties, it also finds application in air purification.