Crystal structure with Ru shown in yellow, Li in purple and O in red
Scale bar 0.1 mm
|Preferred IUPAC name
3D model (JSmol)
|Appearance||Dark blue crystals|
Formula units (Z)
|Lithium iridate, lithium platinate|
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 ruthenate, Li2RuO3, is a chemical compound of lithium, ruthenium and oxygen. It has a layered honeycomb crystal structure, and can be prepared by direct calcination of Ru metal and lithium carbonate at ca. 700 °C. It is a potential lithium-ion battery electrode material, though this application is hindered by the high costs of Ru, as compared to the cheaper Li2MnO3 alternative.