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It is used as a heat transfer medium, as a storage-battery electrolyte and also used for the production of lithium greases. It is also used in ceramics, in some portland cement formulations, in the absoption of carbondioxide from sealed enviornments such as submarines, spacecrafts and breathing apparatus. It is used in esterification reactions, as stabilizer in photographic developments and as a coolant in pressurized water reactors for corrosion control.
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Mitchell, L. D; Beaudoin, J. J; Bellew, P. G. The effects of lithium hydroxide solution on alkali silica reaction gels created with opal. Cem. Concr. Res. 2004,34(4), 641-649.
Gefahrenhinweise (EU): H301-H331-H314-H318
Toxic if swallowed. Toxic if inhaled. Causes severe skin burns and eye damage. Causes serious eye damage.
Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection. IF ON SKIN (or hair): Remove/Take off immediately all contaminated clothing. Rinse skin with water/shower. IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing. Immediately call a POISON CENTER/doctor