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7447-40-7 - Potassium chloride, ACS, 99.0-100.5% - 11595 - Alfa Aesar

11595 Potassium chloride, ACS, 99.0-100.5%

CAS Number
7447-40-7
Synonyms

Size Price ($) Quantity Availability
250g 26.10
1kg 64.60
5kg 132.00
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Potassium chloride, ACS, 99.0-100.5%

MDL
MFCD00011360
EINECS
231-211-8

Chemical Properties

Formula
KCl
Formula Weight
74.55
Form
Crystalline
Melting point
773°
Boiling Point
1500° subl.
Density
1.984
Refractive Index
1.490
Sensitivity
Hygroscopic
Solubility
Soluble in water, glycerol and alkalies. Slightly soluble in alcohol and insoluble in ether.

Applications

Potassium chloride is used to replenish electrolytes and restore water electrolyte balance in treating hypokalemia. It is also used in buffers, fertilizers and explosives and finds useful in medicine, scientific applications, and food processing. It plays an important role for the extraction and solubilization of proteins. It acts as a fire extinguishing agent in portable and wheeled fire extinguishers. It may be used as a softener unit in household water, which is an alternative to sodium chloride.

Notes

Hygroscopic in nature. Keep the container tightly closed in a dry and well-ventilated place. Incompatible with strong oxidizing agents and strong acids.

Literature References

Tao, F.; Zhang, Y.; Zhang, F.; Yang, L.; An, Y.; Yin, Y. Influence of potassium chloride on the structure of Cu9S5 nanosheets with hexagonal holes. Mater. Lett. 2015, 140, 166-169.

Fang, K.; Arnold, S.; Garetz, B. A. Nonphotochemical Laser-Induced Nucleation in Levitated Supersaturated Aqueous Potassium Chloride Microdroplets. Cryst. Growth Des. 2015, 14 (5), 2685-2688.

GHS Hazard and Precautionary Statements

Hazard Statements: H303

May be harmful if swallowed.

Precautionary Statements: P312a

Other References

Merck
14,7621
Harmonized Tariff Code
2827.39
TSCA
Yes
RTECS
TS8050000

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