|Jmol-3D images||Image 1|
|Molar mass||151.905 g/mol|
|Melting point||200 °C|
|Solubility in water||soluble|
|GHS signal word||DANGER|
|GHS hazard statements||H314|
|GHS precautionary statements||P280, P310, P305+351+338|
|EU Index||Not listed|
|R-phrases||R22, R24, R34|
|S-phrases||S26, S36, S37, S39, S45|
|Other anions||Lithium tetrafluoroborate|
|Other cations||Sodium hexafluorophosphate
|Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C (77 °F), 100 kPa)|
|(what is: / ?)|
Lithium hexafluorophosphate is an inorganic compound with the formula LiPF6 that is commonly used salt in commercial lithium batteries. This white crystalline powder is used in commercial secondary batteries, an application that exploits its high solubility in nonpolar solvents. Specifically, solutions of lithium hexafluorophosphate in propylene carbonate with dimethoxyethane serves as an electrolyte in lithium batteries. This application also exploits the inertness of the hexafluorophosphate anion toward strong reducing agents, such as lithium metal.
This salt is composed of the lithium cation and hexafluorophosphate anion (PF6-). The salt deteriorates at 70°C according to the following equation: LiPF6(s)-> LiF(s) + PF5(g). 
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