3D model (JSmol)
CompTox Dashboard (EPA)
|Molar mass||206.25 g·mol−1|
|Appearance||Colorless (white) solid|
|Melting point||229.8 °C (445.6 °F; 502.9 K)|
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
Lithium laurate is an metallorganic compound with the chemical formula LiO2C(CH2)10CH3. It is classified as a metallic soap, i.e. a metal derivative of a fatty acid.  In contrast to the lubricants lithium stearate and lithium 12-hydroxystearate, lithium laurate is of minor commercial value..
Lithium laurate forms colorless crystals of the tetragonal crystal system, with cell parameters a = 2.83 nm, c = 1.17 nm, and 24 formula units per cell (Z = 24).
Lithium laurate is slightly soluble in water, ethanol, and diethyl ether.