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87626 Potassium chloride, 99.995% (metals basis)

CAS Number
7447-40-7
Synonyms

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87626-18 50g 98.10
87626-30 250g 385.00
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Potassium chloride, 99.995% (metals basis)

MDL
MFCD00011360
EINECS
231-211-8

Chemical Properties

Formula
KCl
Formula Weight
74.55
Form
Powder
Melting point
773°
Boiling Point
1500° subl.
Density
1.984
Refractive Index
1.490
Storage & Sensitivity
Hygroscopic. Ambient temperatures.
Solubility
Freely soluble in water. Slightly soluble in alcohol. Insoluble in ether.

Applications

The main use of potassium chloride is in the manufacture of fertilizers. It finds use in medicine as an electrolyte replenisher, and to treat hypokalemia with its pharmaceutical preparation, a condition in which the level of potassium will be low in blood. Further it finds use as a flux agent in welding and metal casting. It is useful in water softener units, certain de-icing products and calibration of the radiation monitoring equipment. It finds use as a scotophor in dark-trace CRTs.

Notes

Hygroscopic.

Literature References

Sindt, J. O.; Alexander, A. J.; Camp, P. J. Structure and Dynamics of Potassium Chloride in Aqueous Solution. J. Phys. Chem. B. 2014, 118 (31), 9404-9413.

Stil, A.; Xavier,C. J.; Liabeuf, S.; Brocard, C.; Delpire, E.; Vinay, L.; Viemari, J. C. Contribution of the Potassium-Chloride Co-transporter KCC2 to the Modulation of Lumbar Spinal Networks in Mice. Eur. J. Neurosci. 2011, 33 (7), 1212-1222.

Hazard Statements:

May be harmful if swallowed.

Precautionary Statements:

Call a POISON CENTER/doctor if you feel unwell.

Other References

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

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