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Lithium Cobalt Oxide (LiCoO2) Powder

CAS Number 12190-79-3

Battery Materials, Cathode Active Materials, Materials

Product Code M2401A1-50g
Price £150 ex. VAT

LiCoO2 Powder, Benchmark Battery Materials

High capacity (≥151 mAh/g) LCO powder for lithium-ion battery cathode application

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Lithium cobalt oxide (LiCoO2), CAS number 12190-79-3, is a benchmark battery material that replaces lithium metal as cathode for greater stability and capacity. Sandwiched between two layers of oxygen atoms, the cobalt atoms are formally in the trivalent oxidation state (Co3+). Parallel layers of monovalent lithium cations (Li+) lie between extended anionic sheets of cobalt and oxygen atoms.

lithium cobalt oxide, 12190-79-3-1
Lithium cobalt oxide (LiCoO2) layered structure, CAS 12190-79-3-1

Lithium cobalt oxide dominates in computer, communication, and consumer electronics-based lithium-ion batteries (LIBs) with the merits of easy procession, unprecedented volumetric and gravimetric energy density, and high operation potential. Lithium cobalt oxide possesses a high theoretical specific capacity (274 mAh/g) and high discharge voltage (~4.2 V vs Li+/Li). However, when half of the Li+ are removed roughly at 4.0 − 4.2 V, it causes an abrupt change in configurational entropy (ΔS) and leads to structural instability. Consequently, commercial LiCoO2 exhibits a maximum capacity of only ~165 mAh/g.

High discharge voltage 12190-79-3

High discharge voltage

(~4.2 V vs Li+/Li)

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Low Cost Lithium Cobalt Oxide (LiCoO2) Powder

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Great stability and 12190-79-3 capacity

Stability & capacity

Greater stability and capacity

Technical Data

CAS Number 12190-79-3
Chemical Formula LiCoO2
Molecular Weight 97.87 g/mol
Chemical Name Lithium Cobalt Oxide
Synonyms Lithium cobaltite
Classification / Family 2D semiconducting materials, Battery materials, Metal oxides, Cathode materials
Colour Black to grey powder

Lithium Cobalt Oxide (LiCoO2) Powder

Product Code M2401A1
Average Particle Size (APS) D50: ~ 10 μm
Specific Surface Area (SSA) 0.2 – 0.5 m2/g
Coin Cell Capacity 1 C (3.0 – 4.3 V) ≥151 mAh/g
True Density 2.8 g/cm3
Li Content (%) 6.9 – 7.1
Co Content (%) 59 – 61
pH 9 – 11

Pricing Table

Product Code Weight Price
M2401A1 50 g £150
M2401A1 100 g £240

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MSDS Documents

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