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Lithium Nickel Manganese Cobalt Oxide Powder (NCM523)

CAS Number 346417-97-8 / 182442-95-1

2D Semiconductor Materials, Battery Materials, Cathode Active Materials, Green Energy Materials, Low Dimensional Materials, Organic Conductors

Product Code M2409A1-50g
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NCM523 - Lithium Nickel Manganese Cobalt Oxide, Cathode Materials

Powder for high power Li-ion battery cathode application, (Ni : Co : Mn = 5 : 2 : 3)

Layered ternary oxide lithium nickel manganese cobalt oxide, LiNi0.5Co0.2Mn0.3O2 (NCM523, or NMC532), has displayed great advantages in its relatively high energy density, low cost, low toxicity, cycle stability and safety as battery materials for electric vehicles. NCM523 is one of the most important cathode materials for next-generation lithium (Li) ion batteries due to its high capacity and cost effectiveness compared with LiCoO2. It has been reported to have a reversible capacity of 160 mAh g-1 at 4.3 V (vs. Li/Li+) and 190 mAh g-1 at 4.5 V (vs. Li/Li+). Compared with LiCoO2 cathode material, less use of Co reduces the cost; Ni contributes to a higher capacity at the expense of complicated preparation and Mn enhances the structural stability during charging/discharging.

High energy density Lithium Nickel Manganese Cobalt Oxide Powder

High energy density

Most important cathode materials for next-generation lithium

low cost 346417-97-8 & 182442-95-1

low cost

Cost Effective Value

High safety 346417-97-8 & 182442-95-1

High safety

Safety tests superior to a pure NCM cell.

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With low contents of cheap materials graphene (0.5 wt%) and Al2O3 (1.0 wt %) as additives, the cyclic stability, energy density and thermal safety of the lithium ion battery (LIBs) can be dramatically improved. The assembled cell of NCM523-Al2O3-Gs∥graphite delivered an impressive capacity retention of 76.9% at 3.0 C after 400 cycles. The heat generation during the discharging under 3.0 C and safety tests are also both superior to those of a pure NCM cell.


  • Understanding the Outstanding High-Voltage Performance of NCM523||Graphite Lithium Ion Cells after Elimination of Ethylene Carbonate Solvent from Conventional Electrolyte, S. Klein et al., Adv. Energy Mater., 11, 2003738 (2021); DOI: 10.1002/aenm.202003738.
  • On the Beneficial Impact of Li2CO3 as Electrolyte Additive in NCM523 ∥ Graphite Lithium Ion Cells Under High-Voltage Conditions, S. Klein et al., Adv. Energy Mater., 11, 2003756 (2021); DOI: 10.1002/aenm.202003756,
  • Stable Electrode/Electrolyte Interface for High-Voltage NCM 523 Cathode Constructed by Synergistic Positive and Passive Approaches, X. Shi et al., ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 13 (48), 57107–57117 (2021); DOI: 10.1021/acsami.1c15690.
  • Pathways toward Improved Performance of NCM523 Pouch Cell via Incorporating Low-Cost Al2O3 and Graphene, Y. Huang et al., ACS Appl. Energy Mater., 3 (11), 10920–10930 (2020); DOI: 10.1021/acsaem.0c01912.
  • Dual Role of Bis(borate) Additive in Electrode/Electrolyte Interface Layer Construction for High-Voltage NCM 523 Cathode, Y. Ciao et al., ACS Appl. Energy Mater., 6 (9), 4817–4824 (2023); DOI: 10.1021/acsaem.3c00250.
  • High potential performance of Cerium-doped LiNi0.5Co0.2Mn0.3O2 cathode material for Li-ion battery, L. Xia et al., J. Mater. Sci., 50, 2914–2920 (2015); DOI: 10.1007/s10853-015-8856-9.
  • Lithium-conductive LiNbO3 coated high-voltage LiNi0.5Co0.2Mn0.3O2 cathode with enhanced rate and cyclability, H. Yu et al., Green Energy Environ., 7 (2), 266-274 (2022); DOI: 10.1016/j.gee.2020.09.011.
  • Strategic Approach to Diversify Design Options for Li-Ion Batteries by Utilizing Low-Ni Layered Cathode Materials, M. Jeong et al., Adv, Energy Mater., 12 (7), 2103052 (2022); DOI: 10.1002/aenm.202103052.
  • Structural and Chemical Compatibilities of Li1−xNi0.5Co0.2Mn0.3O2 Cathode Material with Garnet-Type Solid Electrolyte for All-Solid-State Batteries, S. Hong et al., Small, 17 (46), 2103306 (2021); DOI: 10.1002/smll.202103306.
  • Understanding the Degradation Mechanisms of LiNi0.5Co0.2Mn0.3O2 Cathode Material in Lithium Ion Batteries, S. Jung et al., Adv, Energy Mater., 4 (1), 1300787 (2014); DOI: 10.1002/aenm.201300787.

Technical Data

CAS Number 346417-97-8 / 182442-95-1
Chemical Formula LiNi0.5Co0.2Mn0.3O2
Molecular Weight 96.55 g/mol
Chemical Name Lithium Nickel Manganese Cobalt Oxide
Synonyms NCM523, NMC532
Classification / Family 2D semiconducting materials, Battery materials, Metal oxides, Cathode materials
Colour Black to grey powder

Lithium Nickel Manganese Cobalt Oxide (LiNi0.5Co0.2Mn0.3O2) Powder

Product Code M2409A1
Resistance 115 Ω cm
Tap Density 2.50 g/cm3
BET 0.33 m2/g
Particle Size ~ 10 µm (D50)
pH 11.2
Discharge Efficiency (First) 87%
Capacity (First) 154 mAh/g

MSDS Documents

lithium nickel manganese cobalt oxide (ncm523) powder MSDSNCM523 - Lithium Nickel Manganese Cobalt Oxide (LiNi0.5Co0.2Mn0.3O2) Powder MSDS Sheet

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Product Code Weight Price
M2409A1 50 g £150
M2409A1 100 g £240
M2409A1 250 g £480

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