Lithium acetate is used in the laboratory as buffer for gel electrophoresis of DNA and RNA.
It has a lower electrical conductivity and can be run at higher speeds than can gels made from TAE buffer (5-30V/cm as compared to 5-10V/cm).
Melting point: 286 °C (547 °F; 559 K)
Chemical formula: C2H3LiO2
Density: 1.26 g/cm3
Solubility in water: 45.0 g/100 mL