Lithium, Elemental

CAS RN: 7439-93-2

Cleanup Methods

Eliminate all ignition sources. Keep water away from release. Shovel into suitable dry container.
Spillage Disposal: Wear eye protection, laboratory coat and nitrile rubber gloves. Cover spill with a 1:1:1 mixture by weight of sodium carbonate or calcium carbonate, clay cat litter (bentonite) and sand. Scoop the mixture into a pail and transport to the fume hood. Slowly and with stirring add to a large quantity of 95% ethanol. Mix and let stand for 24 hours. The solid residue may be treated as normal refuse.
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