Lithium – Lithium hydroxide exports by quantity of major lithium hydroxide producers

Lithium hydroxide

Lithium hydroxide is a compound that has many uses in different industries. It is obtained from the reaction of lithium carbonate with calcium hydroxide, and it can form lithium salts or soaps with fatty acids. These soaps are used as thickeners in lubricating greases, which have high temperature and water resistance, and can withstand extreme pressures. Lithium hydroxide is also used as an additive in alkaline batteries, and as a carbon dioxide scrubber in submarines and spacecrafts. 

Lithium hydroxide is an important raw material for making cathodes for lithium-ion batteries, which are used in electric vehicles and other devices.


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