Lithium is a silvery-white to grey alkali metal with a metal- lic lustre when fresh, but it is also highly reactive and in air quickly tarnishes to a dull silvery-grey and then black. It is the lightest metal, the least dense of all the elements that are not gases at 20°C and can float on water.

Demand for lithium-ion batteries is growing at an exciting rate, driven in large part by increasing global demand for electric vehicles, mobile devices and grid storage. We see these as important markets, intended to improve our quality of life by reducing air pollution, promoting electronic mobility, enabling portable medical devices and advancing renewable energy. And at the heart of it all is lithium.

Lithium exhibits unique characteristics that are difficult to replicate with competing battery materials. For example, lithium-ion batteries enable higher energy density (i.e., the amount of energy stored per unit volume or mass) and specific power (i.e., the ability to provide a power burst) than competing battery technologies. In other words, lithium is light, but is able to store large amounts of energy. As such, it has become the battery technology of choice to power our future.

Ametheus has source position for lithium carbonate and lithium hydroxide while providing the highest quality products.

Lithium compounds are used to manufacture a lot of products we all use every day. Lithium carbonate and lithium hydroxide are needed for lithium-ion-batteries we all have in our mobile devices like smartphones, tablet computers and notebooks or in electric vehicles. Butyllithium is needed for the production of synthetic rubber for tires. Lithium organics are versatile tools for the synthesis of pharmaceuticals, agrochemicals or for flavors and fragrances. The glass industry requires lithium carbonate or spodumene to improve the properties of glass. A cook plate made of glass-ceramics would not exist without lithium carbonate as this ingredient reduces its thermal expansion. Lithium bromide is used in industrial absorption refrigeration systems that are installed in large buildings and industrial plants for air conditioning or process cooling.

Battery Products:

Ametheus is dedicated to serve the battery industry with high-quality products. It is our goal to provide material to this industry to support and increase the success of lithium-ion technology, not only in mobile communication and power tool (PWT) applications, but also in electric mobility.


Lithium Metal

Ametheus offers lithium metal as ingots, foil, rods, or anodes in hundreds of sizes and thicknesses for primary and secondary lithium batteries. High-purity lithium metal or lithium alloys are used as anode material. Current research and development efforts pursue the objective of manufacturing a rechargeable lithium battery, by using a lithium metal anode, which offers the highest energy density for rechargeable applications. The anodes of lithium batteries are usually made of lithium foils and rods. To achieve higher surface areas, thin lithium foils are spirally wound in primary cylindrical cells. Anodes for button cells are cut from rods or stamped out of foils. We also produce foil laminates that require the bonding of copper, nickel, or other metals, to lithium foil.

To meet the highly specialized needs of lithium-battery researchers and thermal battery producers, Ametheus can source a broad range of lithium alloys, such as lithium aluminum and lithium silicon in the form of powders, foils, or anodes. Available product forms are:

  • Lithium foil
  • UltraThin foil
  • Specialized lithium foil
  • Lithium anodes
  • Lithium rods
  • Lithium alloy powders
  • Precision cut-to-length rectangular anodes
  • Precision cut-to-shape custom-shaped anodes

In addition to these standard product offerings, our team of lithium experts is prepared to consider new and unique products to suit novel and innovative applications in the rapidly evolving sector of battery industries. Please contact us to discuss how we can improve our standard offerings to better meet your needs.

Lithium Salts

Lithium salts such as lithium carbonate or lithium hydroxide are chemicals from which nearly all other lithium compounds derive.

These lithium salts are the basis for rechargeable batteries that serve a variety of uses ranging from electronic consumer goods to the latest electric vehicles.

As the need for batteries of higher power and capacity evolves, Ametheus will keep focused on providing not only a reliable source of supply by constantly increasing production, but also on improved material quality grades. As far as lithium carbonate is concerned, we will continue to focus on efforts to provide higher purity levels as well as unique physical parameters. This will meet the demands of cathode manufacturers.

Lithium Sulfide

Ametheus is committed to support the development of future battery technologies. One of the key materials for an increased safety level of batteries at a concurrent opportunity for cost benefits are solid electrolytes. Here, sulfide based materials are currently the best performing ones.

Ametheus will serve the increasing demand for this battery component and thus has established a link with a large production unit which has production capacities for the key compound, lithium sulfide pure grade Li2S PG.


The material has been designed to fulfill the high requirements needed for applications in lithium ion batteries.
The quality of Li2S we can provide is especially suitable for a variety of processes and applications in the energy storage sector because of the unique product characteristics:

  • ultra low impurity profile
  • free flowing
  • easy to dose
  • high lot-to-lot consistency.

The high quality of the Li2S PG is monitored by a complete set of analytical data. This is to underline the low impurity level. A specially designed control process in combination with our established quality management ensures the target quality.



LiBOB [Lithium bis-(oxalato)borate] belongs to a family of thermally stable chelatoborate salts. Unlike conventional fluorinated conductive salts such as LiPF6 or LiBF4, non-toxic LiBOB works as a multifunctional electrolyte component. The low nucleophilicity of the BOB anion leads to a high degree of dissociation and an unusually high Li-ion transference number.
The halide free product can be employed both as performance additive in standard LiPF6 based electrolytes as well as full conductive salt for lithium batteries. Its unique film forming properties cover and protect graphite anode surfaces.

Further benefits result from its unique film-forming properties, which consists in covering and protecting the graphite anode. LiBOB builds up a thin, corrosion-inhibiting, stable passivation layer on aluminum, which is used as a current collector on the cathode. Both effects will improve the durability and safety of the entire battery.


The new quality advanced battery grade LiBOB abg has improved filtration properties to ease the electrolyte manufacturing process while keeping unchanged superior electrochemical characteristics.


  • Excellent performance vs. LiFePO4 and NMC type materials
  • Reduced leaching of Mn from spinel based cathode active materials
  • Improved overcharge protection
  • Higher safety against mechanical abuse
  • Extended operational lifetime at elevated temperature


  • Most advanced halogen-free performance additive available
  • High performance additive
  • high ionic conductivity combined with improved safety by protective SEI formation
  • Sufficient solubility in a large variety of solvents; EC is no longer mandatory for protective SEI formation


CAS Number       Title


23248-23-9         Lithium 2-Hydroxyethoxide


546-89-4             Lithium Acetate, pure grade

546-89-4             Lithium Acetate, technical grade

546-89-4             Lithium Acetate, technical grade, powder

6867-30-7           Lithium Acetylide – Ethylene Diamine Complex (LAEDA)


16853-85-3         Lithium Aluminum Hydride, fine crystalline

16853-85-3         Lithium Aluminum Hydride, sieved (< 1 mm)

16853-85-3         Lithium Aluminum Hydride, tablets (typ. 0.6 g)

16853-85-3         Lithium Aluminum Hydride, typ. 10 % solution in 2-Methyl-THF (typ. 2.2 M)

16853-85-3         Lithium Aluminum Hydride, typ. 10 % solution in THF (typ. 2.4 M)

16853-85-3         Lithium Aluminum Hydride, typ. 15 % solution in THF / Toluene (typ. 3.5 M)

16853-85-3         Lithium Aluminum Hydride, typ. 15.3 % solution in THF / Toluene (typ. 3.6 M)


7782-89-0           Lithium Amide, milled


553-54-8             Lithium Benzoate, pure

553-54-8             Lithium Benzoate, technical grade


244761-29-3      Lithium bis-(oxalato)borate – LiBOB (abg), advanced battery grade


16949-15-8         Lithium Borohydride, typ. 10 % solution in THF

7550-35-8           Lithium Bromide

7550-35-8           Lithium Bromide anhydrous (Origin US)

7550-35-8           Lithium Bromide, typ. 30 % solution in THF (typ. 4.1 M)

7550-35-8           Lithium Bromide, typ. 54 % solution in water (without inhibitor)

7550-35-8           Lithium Bromide, typ. 55 % solution in water (Molybdate inhibited)

7550-35-8           Lithium Bromide, typ. 55 % solution in water (Nitrate inhibited)


554-13-2             Lithium Carbonate BG < 40 micron (new plant)

554-13-2             Lithium Carbonate Finos <40 micron, <400 ppm Na (G1-400)

554-13-2             Lithium Carbonate, “granules”

554-13-2             Lithium Carbonate, battery grade < 40 micron

554-13-2             Lithium Carbonate, fines

554-13-2             Lithium Carbonate, pharmaceutical grade

554-13-2             Lithium Carbonate, technical grade, min. 99.0 %

554-13-2             Lithium Carbonate, technical grade, min. 99.0 %, milled < 100 µm

554-13-2             Lithium Carbonate, technical grade, min. 99.0 %, milled < 40 µm


7447-41-8           Lithium Chloride, 40 % solution in water

7447-41-8           Lithium Chloride, low sodium

7447-41-8           Lithium Chloride, technical grade, granules

7447-41-8           Lithium Chloride, technical grade, powder

6080-58-6           Lithium Citrate Tetrahydrate, milled

6080-58-6           Lithium Citrate, Tetrahydrate


4111-54-0           Lithium Diisopropylamide, typ. 25 % solution in Heptane / THF / Ethylbenzene (typ. 1.9 M)

4111-54-0           Lithium Diisopropylamide, typ. 28 % solution in Heptane / THF / Ethylbenzene (typ. 2.1 M)


7789-24-4           Lithium Fluoride, technical grade


4039-32-1           Lithium Hexamethyldisilazide (LHMDS), typ. 20 % solution in THF / Ethylbenzene (typ. 1.1 M)

4039-32-1           Lithium Hexamethyldisilazide (LHMDS), typ. 24 % solution in THF with 2-Methyl-2-Butene (typ. 1.3 M)


7580-67-8           Lithium Hydride, powder < 100 µm

1310-66-3           Lithium Hydroxide Monohydrate, standard, typ. 55 % LiOH

1310-66-3           Lithium Hydroxide Monohydrate, technical grade, free flowing, min. 56.5 %

1310-65-2           Lithium Hydroxide, calcinated, typ. 98.5 % LiOH


7439-93-2           Lithium Metal

7439-93-2           Lithium Metal, Battery Grade


865-34-9             Lithium Methoxide, powder

865-34-9             Lithium Methoxide, typ. 10 % solution in Methanol (typ. 2.2 M)


13568-40-6         Lithium Molybdate, solution min. 37 %


7790-69-4           Lithium Nitrate, pure grade

7790-69-4           Lithium Nitrate, technical grade

26134-62-3         Lithium Nitride


7791-03-9           Lithium Perchlorate, pure


12031-80-0         Lithium Peroxide


10377-52-3         Lithium Phosphate, catalytic grade

10377-52-3         Lithium Phosphate, technical grade


552-38-5             Lithium Salicylate

16090-09-8         Lithium Succinate


10377-48-7         Lithium Sulfate, pure, anhydrous, min. 99.0 %

10377-48-7         Lithium Sulfate, technical grade, min. 99.0 %

12136-58-2         Lithium Sulfide, pure grade


1907-33-1           Lithium tert-Butoxide, powder


22560-16-3         Lithium Triethylborohydride, typ. 12 % solution in THF (typ. 1.0 M)

22560-16-3         Lithium Triethylborohydride, typ. 20 % solution in THF (typ. 1.7 M)


17476-04-9         Lithium-tri-(tert-butoxy)-Aluminum Hydride, powder

17476-04-9         Lithium-tri-(tert-butoxy)-Aluminum Hydride, typ. 30 % solution in THF (typ. 1.1 M)


Magnesium Chloro 2,2,6,6-Tetramethylpiperidide Lithium Chloride Complex, typ. 20% solution in THF / Toluene (typ. 1.0 M)


917-54-4             Methyllithium, typ. 3 % solution in 2-Methyl-THF / Cumene

917-54-4             Methyllithium, typ. 5 % solution in Diethyl Ether (typ. 1.6 M)

917-54-4             Methyllithium, typ. 6 % solution in Diethyl Ether with Lithium Bromide (typ. 2.2 M)

917-54-4             Methyllithium, typ. 8,0 % solution in Diethoxymethane (typ. 3 M)


Lithium resources occur in two distinct categories: lithium minerals, largely from the mineral spodumene (Li2O.Al2O3.4SiO2), and salts, largely from lithium-rich brines in salt lakes. Canada, China and Australia have significant resources of lithium minerals, while lithium brine is produced predominantly in Chile, followed by Argentina, China and the USA. Lithium brines are the dominant feedstock for lithium carbonate production.


Spodumene is a pyroxene mineral consisting of lithium aluminium inosilicate, LiAl(SiO3)2, and is a source of lithium.
Application: Spodumene is an important source of lithium, for use in ceramics, mobile phone and automotive batteries, medicine, Pyroceram and as a fluxing agent. As of 2022, around half of lithium is extracted from mineral ores, which mainly consist of spodumene. Lithium is extracted from spodumene by fusing in acid after roasting to convert it to the more reactive β-spodumene. The advantage of spodumene as a lithium source compared to brine sources is the higher lithium concentration, at the expense of a higher extraction cost.

An important economic concentrate of spodumene, known as spodumene concentrate 6 or SC6, is a high-purity lithium ore with approximately 6 percent lithium content being produced as a raw material for the subsequent production of lithium-ion batteries for electric vehicles.

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