Lithium Citrate
Title: Lithium Citrate
CAS Registry Number: 919-16-4
CAS Name: 2-Hydroxy-1,2,3-propanetricarboxylic acid trilithium salt
Additional Names: citric acid trilithium salt
Trademarks: Litarex (Dumex); Lithonate S (Rowell)
Molecular Formula: C6H5Li3O7
Molecular Weight: 209.92
Percent Composition: C 34.33%, H 2.40%, Li 9.92%, O 53.35%
 
Derivative Type: Tetrahydrate
Properties: White granules or cryst powder; feebly alkaline taste; deliquesces on exposure to moist air; loses all of its water at 105°. Sol in 1.5 parts water, slightly in alc. pH ~8. Keep well closed.
 
Use: Formerly in soft drinks.
Therap-Cat: Antidepressant.
Keywords: Antimanic.

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