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Spinel LiMn2O4 Powder, Battery Materials

With improved ion transport and power capability as lithium-ion battery cathode material

Lithium manganese oxide (LMO) has a chemical formula of LiMn2O4. It is a promising candidate to replace layered Ni or Co oxide materials as the cathode in lithium-ion batteries for its intrinsic low-cost, environmental friendliness, high abundance, and better safety. Lithium manganese oxide can improve ion transport and power capability especially at high rates with higher nominal voltage (4.0 V) than the benchmark cathode material LiCoO2.

improved ion transport 12057-17-9

High voltage

Improve ion transport at higher rates with High Voltage

Environmentally friendly Lithium Manganese Oxide (LMO) Powder

Environmentally friendly

Improved environmental friendliness

Low Cost Lithium Nickel Manganese Oxide

Low Cost

Intrinsic low-cost

safe 12057-17-9


Better safety

Lithium manganese oxide has a spinel crystal structure with space group of Fd3m. Closely packed oxygen array allocates cations in octahedral and tetrahedral sites. The same amount of Mn3+ and Mn4+ occupies the octahedral sites while lithium occupies the tetrahedral sites.

lithium manganese oxide crystal structure
Lithium manganese oxide (LiMn2O4) crystal structure, CAS 12057-17-9

Like LiCoO2, LiMn2O4 also suffers from capacity fading caused by a combination of structural transformation and transition metal cation dissolution. The so called Jahn–Teller distortion, occurred at the discharge state of Mn3+, causes a symmetry distortion of the octahedra complex and transforms the spinel into a tetragonal with large anisotropic volume change. The structure distortion is peaked at high current rate when Li+ diffusion rate into the electrolyte is greater than inside the domain of the crystal structure.

Technical Data

CAS Number 12057-17-9
Chemical Formula LiMn2O4
Molecular Weight 180.81 g/mol
Chemical Name Lithium Manganese Oxide
Synonyms Lithium manganese oxide spinel powder
Classification / Family 2D semiconducting materials, Battery materials, Metal oxides, Cathode materials
Colour Black to grey powder

Lithium Manganese Oxide Powder

Product Code M2402A1
Average Particle Size (APS) D50: 23 – 27 μm
Specific Surface Area (SSA) 0.4 – 1.0 m2/g
Coin Cell Capacity 1 C (3.0 – 4.3 V) ~105 mAh/g
True Density 4 – 5 g/cm3
Melting Point 400 °C

MSDS Documents

Lithium Manganese Oxide (LiMn2O4) Powder MSDSLithium Manganese Oxide (LMO) Powder MSDS Sheet

Pricing Table

Product Code Weight Price
M2402A1 100 g £165
M2402A1 250 g £330
M2402A1 500 g £560

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