Lithium molybdate
3D model (JSmol)
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EC Number
  • 236-977-7
  • InChI=1S/2Li.Mo.4O/q2*+1;;;;2*-1 checkY
  • InChI=1/2Li.Mo.4O/q2*+1;;;;2*-1/r2Li.MoO4/c;;2-1(3,4)5/q2*+1;-2
  • [Li+].[Li+].[O-][Mo]([O-])(=O)=O
Molar mass 173.82 g/mol
Appearance white odorless powder
hygroscopic or transparent crystal
Density 3.07 g/cm3 (pure crystal), 2.66 g/cm3 (hydrated crystal)
Melting point 705 °C (1,301 °F; 978 K)
very soluble
GHS labelling:[1]
GHS07: Exclamation mark
H315, H319, H335
P261, P264, P271, P280, P302+P352, P304+P340, P305+P351+P338, P312, P321, P332+P313, P337+P313, P362, P403+P233, P405, P501
NFPA 704 (fire diamond)
NFPA 704 four-colored diamondHealth 3: Short exposure could cause serious temporary or residual injury. E.g. chlorine gasFlammability 0: Will not burn. E.g. waterInstability 1: Normally stable, but can become unstable at elevated temperatures and pressures. E.g. calciumSpecial hazards (white): no code
Related compounds
Other cations
sodium molybdate
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
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Lithium molybdate (Li2MoO4) is a chemical compound. It is mainly used as an inhibitor in some types of industrial air conditioning.


Lithium molybdate is used as corrosion inhibitor in LiBr (Lithium bromide) absorption chiller for industrial central air conditioning. It is manufactured and shipped as either a colorless, transparent fluid or a white crystal powder. In either state it not classified as a hazardous material.

Li2MoO4 crystals have been found applicable for cryogenic phonon-scintillation detectors, which are used to investigate some rare nuclear processes.[2] The use of Li2MoO4 ceramics for antennas has been studied due to their low loss dielectric properties and the possibility to fabricate them by a room-temperature densification method instead of conventional sintering.[3] Li2MoO4 (LMO) have also been used with hollow glass microspheres (HGMS) to make low permittivity composite which has been used to make lenses for lens antennas.[4]


  1. ^ "Lithium molybdate".
  2. ^ Barinova, O. P.; Danevich, F. A.; Degoda, V. Ya.; Kirsanova, S. V.; Kudovbenko, V. M.; Pirro, S.; Tretyak, V. I. (2010-01-21). "First test of Li2MoO4 crystal as a cryogenic scintillating bolometer". Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment. 613 (1): 54–57. Bibcode:2010NIMPA.613...54B. doi:10.1016/j.nima.2009.11.059.
  3. ^ Kähäri, Hanna; Ramachandran, Prasadh; Juuti, Jari; Jantunen, Heli (2017). "Room-Temperature Densified Li2MoO4 Ceramic Patch Antenna and the Effect of Humidity". International Journal of Applied Ceramic Technology. 14: 50–55. doi:10.1111/ijac.12615. ISSN 1744-7402.
  4. ^ Kokkonen, Mikko; Nelo, Mikko; Chen, Jiangcheng; Myllymäki, Sami; Jantunen, Heli (2020). "Low Permittivity Environmentally Friendly Lenses for Ku Band". Progress in Electromagnetics Research Letters. 93: 1–7. doi:10.2528/pierl20060108. S2CID 221461236.