Date: Fri, 2 Sep 2005 11:03:37 -0400
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From: Jay Young <chemcon**At_Symbol_Here**JUNO.COM>
Subject: Re: Immersant for Metallic Lithium
Comments: To: ml107**At_Symbol_Here**POSTOFFICE7.MAIL.CORNELL.EDU
Pay attention!  Lithium FLOATS in kerosine.

Jay Young

Like I already said, ask the lithium supplier.

On Fri, 2 Sep 2005 10:06:22 -0400 Mike Lonon
> 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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