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1310-58-3 - Potassium hydroxide, flake, 85% - A16199 - Alfa Aesar

A16199 Potassium hydroxide, flake, 85%

CAS Number
1310-58-3
Synonyms

Size Price ($) Quantity Availability
500g 19.98
2500g 67.36
10000g 207.00
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Potassium hydroxide, flake, 85%

MDL
MFCD00003553
EINECS
215-181-3

Chemical Properties

Formula
HKO
Formula Weight
56.11
Melting point
360°
Boiling Point
1320-1324°
Density
2.044
Sensitivity
Air Sensitive & Hygroscopic
Solubility
Freely soluble in water. Soluble in ethanol.

Applications

Potassium hydroxide acts as the 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

Incompatible with acids, 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.

Gilliama, R. J.; Graydonb, J. W.; Kirkb, D. W.; Thorpea, S. J. A Review of Specific Conductivities of Potassium hydroxide Solutions for Various Concentrations and Temperatures. Int. J. Hydrogen Energ. 2007, 32 (3), 359-364.

Baroutian, S.; Aroua, M. K.; Raman, A. A. A.; Sulaiman, N. M. N. Potassium Hydroxide Catalyst Supported on Palm Shell Activated Carbon for Transesterification of Palm Oil. Fuel Process. Technol. 2010, 91 (11), 1378-1385.

GHS Hazard and Precautionary Statements

Hazard Statements: H314-H302

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

Precautionary Statements: P260-P280-P303+P361+P353-P305+P351+P338-P301+P330+P331-P304+P340-P310-P301+P312-P405-P501a

Do not breathe dust/fume/gas/mist/vapours/spray. Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection. 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. IF INHALED: Remove to fresh air and keep at rest in a position comfortable for breathing. Immediately call a POISON CENTER or doctor/physician. Call a POISON CENTER or doctor/physician if you feel unwell. 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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