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Product Code M2408A1-100g
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Lithium Iron Phosphate (LiFePO4) Powder, Cathode Materials

Desirable as high specific energy capacity for Li-ion battery cathode mass production in electrical vehicles

Lithium iron phosphate (LiFePO4) as the cathode material for lithium-ion batteries (LIBs) have high specific energy (90 – 170 Wh Kg-1), high volumetric energy density (1200 kJ L-1) and offer good cyclic performance (~1500 cycles) with nominal cell voltage (~3.2 Vs. Li/Li+). Lithium iron phosphate has a wide but flat exothermic reaction peak at 250 – 360 °C with a much smaller heat release of 147 J g-1 and the strong P–O covalent bond prohibits oxygen release thus promoting intrinsic safety which is the top priority of an electrical vehicles (EVs). Also with relatively Low cost, long battery life, no cobalt content, it makes LFPO cells desirable for mass production for in EVs.

long 15365-14-7 battery life

Long battery life

Desirable for mass production

low cost Lithium Iron Phosphate

Low cost

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High safety 15365-14-7

High safety

Prohibiting oxygen release

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With an orthorhombic lattice structure in the space group Pnma, the triphylite LiFePO4 belongs to the olivine family of lithium ortho-phosphates. The unit cell structure is represented by corner-shared FeO6 octahedra and edge-shared LiO6 octahedra running parallel to the b-axis, linked together by the PO4 tetrahedra.

LiFePO4 crystal structure
Crystal Structure of Lithium iron phosphate (LiFePO4)

Carbon-coated lithium iron phosphate, surface-modified with 2 wt% of the electrochemically exfoliated graphene layers, is able to reach 208 mAh g-1 in specific capacity. Binder-free SWCNT modified LFPO cathode delivers a superior rate capacity of 161.5 mAh g-1 at 0.5 C and 130.2 mAh g-1 at 5 C, with a high-rate capacity retention of 87.4% after 200 cycles at 2 C.

Technical Data

CAS Number 15365-14-7
Chemical Formula LiFePO4
Molecular Weight 157.76 g/mol
Chemical Name Lithium Iron Phosphate
Synonyms LFP, LFPO
Classification / Family 2D semiconducting materials, Battery materials, Metal oxides, Cathode materials
Colour Black powder

Lithium Iron Phosphate (LiFePO4) Powder

Product Code M2408A1
Resistance 115 Ω cm
Tap Density 1.13 g/cm3
SSA 12.2 m2/g
Particle Size ~1.5 µm (D50)
pH ≤8.9
Discharge Efficiency (First) 97.5%
Capacity (First) 155.5 mAh/g

MSDS Documents

lithium iron phosphate (LiFePO4) powder MSDSLithium Iron Phosphate (LiFePO4) Powder MSDS Sheet

Pricing Table

Product Code Weight Price
M2408A1 100 g £160
M2408A1 250 g £320
M2408A1 500 g £512

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  • Three-Dimensional Carbon-Coated LiFePO4 Cathode with Improved Li-Ion Battery Performance, C. Wang et al., Coatings, 11 (9), 1137 (2021); DOI: 10.3390/coatings11091137.
  • Preparation of Tough, Binder-Free, and Self-Supporting LiFePO4 Cathode by Using Mono-Dispersed Ultra-Long Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes for High-Rate Performance Li-Ion Battery, M. Guo et al., Adv. Sci., 10 (13), 2207355 (2023); DOI: 10.1002/advs.202207355.
  • An Advanced Lithium-Ion Battery Based on a Graphene Anode and a Lithium Iron Phosphate Cathode, J. Hassoun et al., Nano Lett., 14 (8), 4901–4906 (2014); DOI: 10.1021/nl502429m.
  • Valuation of Surface Coatings in High-Energy Density Lithium-ion Battery Cathode Materials, U. Nisar et al., Energy Stor. Mater., 38, 309-328 (2021); DOI~: 10.1016/j.ensm.2021.03.015.
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