Date: Fri, 2 Sep 2005 10:06:22 -0400
Reply-To: Mike Lonon <ml107**At_Symbol_Here**POSTOFFICE7.MAIL.CORNELL.EDU>
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From: Mike Lonon <ml107**At_Symbol_Here**POSTOFFICE7.MAIL.CORNELL.EDU>
Subject: Re: Immersant for Metallic Lithium
In-Reply-To: <p06110409bf3bf51dd354**At_Symbol_Here**[]>

At 05:02 PM 8/31/2005 -0700, you wrote:
>Can anyone advise what a good organic immersant is for lithium (specific 
>gravity = 0.534)?

I'm sure there's something better out there, but Kerosene is popular for 
metallic lithium, sodium, potassium... because it doesn't absorb water, 
isn't extremely flammable and is oily enough to coat the chunks and prevent 
contact with water vapor in the air.
Yet, it can be cleaned off fairly easily when you want to use the metal.

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