Lithium telluride
3D model (JSmol)
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EC Number
  • 235-229-7
  • InChI=1S/2Li.Te
  • [Li][Te][Li]
Molar mass 141.48 g·mol−1
Appearance Light grey or light yellow crystals[1]
Melting point 1204.5°C[1]
Calcium fluoride structure (cubic)
a = 0.6517 nm
Related compounds
Other anions
Lithium oxide
Lithium sulfide
Lithium selenide
Lithium polonide
Other cations
Sodium telluride
Potasium telluride
Rubidium telluride
Caesium telluride
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).

Lithium telluride (Li2Te) is an inorganic compound of lithium and tellurium. Along with LiTe3, it is one of the two intermediate solid phases in the lithium-tellurium system.[3] It can be prepared by directly reacting lithium and tellurium in a beryllium oxide crucible at 950°C.[4]


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  2. ^ Zintl, E.; Harder, A.; Dauth, B. (August 1934). "Gitterstruktur der Oxyde, Sulfide, Selenide und Telluride des Lithiums, Natriums und Kaliums" [Crystal structure of the oxides, selenides and tellurides of lithium, sodium, and potassium]. Zeitschrift für Elektrochemie und angewandte physikalische Chemie (in German). 40 (8): 588-593. doi:10.1002/bbpc.19340400811. S2CID 94213844.
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  4. ^ Gruen, D. M.; McBeth, R. L.; Foster, M. S.; Crouthamel, C. E. (1966). "Absorption Spectra of Alkali Metal Tellurides and of Elemental Tellurium in Molten Alkali Halides". The Journal of Physical Chemistry. American Chemical Society (ACS). 70 (2): 472–477. doi:10.1021/j100874a024. ISSN 0022-3654.