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A12289 Potassium oxalate hydrate, 99%

CAS Number
6487-48-5
Synonyms
Oxalic acid potassium salt monohydrate

Stock No. Size Price ($) Quantity Availability
A12289-30 250g 29.60
A12289-0B 1000g 77.10
A12289-0I 5000g 294.00
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Potassium oxalate hydrate, 99%

MDL
MFCD00150033
EINECS
209-506-8

Chemical Properties

Formula
K2C2O4•xH2O
Formula Weight
166.22(anhy)
Melting point
>300°
Density
2.13
Storage & Sensitivity
Hygroscopic. Ambient temperatures.
Solubility
Soluble in water.

Applications

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.

Notes

Hygroscopic. Incompatible with halogens, ammonia, cyanides and heavy metals.

Literature References

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.

GHS Hazard and Precautionary Statements

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

Other References

Merck
14,7651
Beilstein
3752576
Harmonized Tariff Code
2917.11
TSCA
Yes
RTECS
RO2885000

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