Lithium Acetate
Title: Lithium Acetate
CAS Registry Number: 546-89-4
Trademarks: Quilonum (GSK)
Molecular Formula: C2H3LiO2
Molecular Weight: 65.99
Percent Composition: C 36.40%, H 4.58%, Li 10.52%, O 48.49%
Literature References: Prepn: Gmelins, Lithium (8th Ed.) 20, pp 230-232 (1927). Prepn and solubilities: N. V. Sidgwick, J. A. H. R. Gentle, J. Chem. Soc. 121, 1837 (1922). Crystal structure of anhydrous: C. Saunderson, R. B. Ferguson, Acta Crystallogr. 14, 321 (1961). Pharmacokinetics in psychiatric patients: J.-L. Evrard et al., Acta Psychiatr. Scand. 58, 67 (1978).
Properties: mp 286° (slight dec). Changes to dihydrate at 56.5°.
Melting point: mp 286° (slight dec)
 
Derivative Type: Dihydrate
CAS Registry Number: 6108-17-4
Trademarks: Quilonorm (Doetsch, Grether)
Properties: Rhombic crystals. Begins to melt at 49° (Gmelin). Congruent mp 57.8° (Sidgwick). Freely sol in water or alcohol. Its aq soln is practically neutral.
Melting point: mp 57.8° (Sidgwick)
 
Therap-Cat: Antimanic.
Keywords: Antimanic.

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