Lithium carbonate is a white salt that has many uses in different fields. It is mainly used as a precursor to compounds used in lithium-ion batteries, which power many portable devices. It is also used in ceramic and glass production, as it lowers the melting point of silica and changes the color of metal oxides. Also, it is used in carbon dioxide detection, curing cements and adhesives, aluminum industry, and treatment for bipolar disorder.
It is commercialized as lithium carbonate battery grade (99.5%) and technical grade (99%)
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