Lithium ruthenate

Crystal structure with Ru shown in yellow, Li in purple and O in red

Scale bar 0.1 mm[1]
Preferred IUPAC name
Lithium ruthenate
3D model (JSmol)
  • InChI=1S/2Li.3O.Ru/q2*+1;;2*-1;
  • [Li+].[Li+].[O-][Ru](=O)[O-]
Appearance Dark blue crystals
Monoclinic, P21/m[2]
Related compounds
Other anions
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.[2] It is a potential lithium-ion battery electrode material,[2] though this application is hindered by the high costs of Ru, as compared to the cheaper Li2MnO3 alternative.[3]


  1. ^ Freund, F.; Williams, S. C.; Johnson, R. D.; Coldea, R.; Gegenwart, P.; Jesche, A. (2016). "Single crystal growth from separated educts and its application to lithium transition-metal oxides". Scientific Reports. 6: 35362. arXiv:1604.04551. Bibcode:2016NatSR...635362F. doi:10.1038/srep35362. PMC 5066249. PMID 27748402.
  2. ^ a b c O'Malley, Matthew J.; Verweij, Henk; Woodward, Patrick M. (2008). "Structure and properties of ordered Li2IrO3 and Li2PtO3". Journal of Solid State Chemistry. 181 (8): 1803. Bibcode:2008JSSCh.181.1803O. doi:10.1016/j.jssc.2008.04.005.
  3. ^ Yoshio, Masaki; Brodd, Ralph J.; Kozawa, Akiya (17 July 2010). Lithium-Ion Batteries: Science and Technologies. Springer Science & Business Media. p. 10. ISBN 978-0-387-34445-4.