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Potassium oxalate hydrate is used as a chelating agent, a purifying agent in the pharmaceutical industry and a precipitating agent in rare-earth metal processing. It finds application as a grinding agent, as a rust remover in metal treatment and as a bleaching agent in the textile and wood industry. It is also used in waste water treatment and as a scale remover in automobile radiators. Furthermore, it is used as a reagent in analytical chemistry for the determination of calcium and other heavy metals as well as reducing agents in photography. It is also involved in the preparation of SBA-15 (nanostructured SiO2) supported vanadium oxide catalyst.
Ludwinowicz, J.; Jaroniec, M. Potassium salt-assisted synthesis of highly microporous carbon spheres for CO2 adsorption. Carbon 2015, 82, 297-303.
Twahir, U. T.; Stedwell, C. N.; Lee, C. T.; Richards, N. G.; Polfer, N. C.; Angerhofer, A. Observation of superoxide production during catalysis of Bacillus subtilis oxalate decarboxylase at pH 4. Free Radic. Biol. Med. 2015, 80, 59-60.
Hazard Statements: H302-H312
Harmful if swallowed. Harmful in contact with skin.
Precautionary Statements: P264b-P270-P280-P301+P312-P302+P352-P312-P330-P363-P501c
Wash face, hands and any exposed skin thoroughly after handling Do not eat, drink or smoke when using this product. Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection. IF SWALLOWED: Call a POISON CENTER or doctor/physician if you feel unwell. IF ON SKIN: Wash with plenty of soap and water. Rinse mouth. Wash contaminated clothing before reuse. Dispose of contents/ container to an approved waste disposal plant