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13451 Potassium hydroxide, ACS, 85% min, K2CO3 2.0% max

CAS Number
1310-58-3
Synonyms

Stock No. Size Price ($) Quantity Availability
13451-18 50g 26.30
13451-36 500g 31.10
13451-A3 2kg 73.00
13451-A9 10kg 318.00
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Potassium hydroxide, ACS, 85% min, K2CO3 2.0% max

MDL
MFCD00003553
EINECS
215-181-3

Chemical Properties

Formula
KOH
Formula Weight
56.11
Form
Pellets
Melting point
360°
Boiling Point
1320-1324°
Density
2.044
Storage & Sensitivity
Hygroscopic. Air Sensitive. Ambient temperatures.
Solubility
Soluble in water, alcohol, and glycerol. Slightly soluble in ether.

Grade Specifications

Maximum level of impurities: Cl 0.01%, Nitrogen compounds (as N) 0.001%, PO4 5ppm, SO4 0.003%, Heavy Metals (as Ag) 0.001%, Fe 0.001%, Ni 0.001%, Ca 0.005%, Mg 0.002%, Na 0.05%

Applications

In soap manufacture, in bleaching, as an electrolyte, as an absorbent, in dyestuffs, in liquid fertilizer, in electroplating, as a reagentPotassium hydroxide acts as a precursor for most of the soft and liquid soaps, and for numerous potassium-containing chemicals. It is widely used in the manufacture of detergents, fertilizer, rayon, paper, dyestuffs, various drugs, drug intermediates, fine chemicals, and petroleum products. In the field of organic chemistry, potassium hydroxide acts as a base, and is used in the synthesis of several organic compounds. Further, it finds application as an electrolyte in alkaline batteries, which are based on nickel-cadmium, nickel-hydrogen and manganese dioxide-zinc.

Notes

Usually contains 10-15% waterAir sensitive and hygroscopic. Incompatible with nitro compounds, alkali metals, magnesium, copper, halogens, azides and anhydrides. Contact with aluminum, tin and zinc liberates hydrogen gas.

Literature References

Aili, D.; Jankova, K.; Li, Q.; Bjerrum, N. J.; Jensen, J. O. The stability of poly(2, 2'-(m-phenylene)-5, 5'-bibenzimidazole) membranes in aqueous potassium hydroxide. J. Membr. Sci. 2015, 492, 422-429.

Liu, Z.; Sheng, P.; Yang, Y. P.; Li, W.; Huang, W. M.; Wang, J. D.; Fan, Y. M. Comparison of modified Chicago sky blue stain and potassium hydroxide mount for the diagnosis of dermatomycoses and onychomycoses. J. Microbiol. Methods 2015, 112, 21-23.

GHS Hazard and Precautionary Statements

Hazard Statements: H302-H314

Harmful if swallowed. Causes severe skin burns and eye damage.

Precautionary Statements: P260u-P303+P361+P353-P305+P351+P338-P301+P330+P331-P405-P501a

Do not breathe dusts or mists. IF ON SKIN (or hair): Remove/Take off immediately all contaminated clothing. Rinse skin with water/shower. IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing. IF SWALLOWED: Rinse mouth. Do NOT induce vomiting. Store locked up. Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.

Other References

Merck
14,7640
Hazard Class
8
Packing Group
II
Harmonized Tariff Code
2815.20
TSCA
Yes
RTECS
TT2100000

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