367877 Aldrich

Potassium carbonate

99.995% trace metals basis

Synonym: Dipotassium carbonate



Related Categories Acids & Bases, Bases, Chemical Synthesis, Essential Chemicals, Inorganic Bases,
assay   99.995% trace metals basis
form   powder and chunks
mp   891 °C(lit.)



10, 50 g in glass bottle


Potassium carbonate is used as a regent in the synthesis of gold nanoparticles.1 Potassium carbonate is generally used in production of fertilizers, glass, ceramics, explosives , soaps, chemicals and wool treatment, as a source of inorganic potassium salts, as fire suppressant, as an absorbent for chemical processes and pollution control, an antioxidant in rubber additives and in pharmaceutical industry.

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1. Real-time phase-contrast imaging of photothermal treatment of head and neck squamous cell carcinoma: an in vitro study of macrophages as a vector for the delivery of gold nanoshells Yang Dl, et al. J. Biomed. Eng. 17(12), (2012)

Preparation, characterization and evaluation of adsorptive properties of orange peel based activated carbon via microwave induced K2CO3 activation. Foo KY and Hameed BH Bioresour. Technol. 104, 679-86, (2012)


Mesoporous activated carbon from wood sawdust by K2CO3 activation using microwave heating. Foo KY and Hameed BH Bioresour. Technol. 111, 425-32, (2012)


Utilization of rice husks as a feedstock for preparation of activated carbon by microwave induced KOH and K2CO3 activation. Foo KY and Hameed BH Bioresour. Technol. 102(20), 9814-7, (2011)


Preparation and characterization of activated carbon from sunflower seed oil residue via microwave assisted K2CO3 activation. Foo KY and Hameed BH Bioresour. Technol. 102(20), 9794-9, (2011)


Direct ortho-arylation of ortho-substituted benzoic acids: overriding Pd-catalyzed protodecarboxylation. Arroniz C, Ironmonger A, Rassias G, et al. Org. Lett. 15(4), 910-3, (2013)


Co-pyrolysis of sunflower-oil cake with potassium carbonate and zinc oxide using plasma torch to produce bio-fuels. Shie JL, Chang CC, Chang CY, et al. Bioresour. Technol. 102(23), 11011-7, (2011)


Preparation of activated carbon from edible fungi residue by microwave assisted K2CO3 activation--application in reactive black 5 adsorption from aqueous solution. Xiao H, Peng H, Deng S, et al. Bioresour. Technol. 111, 127-33, (2012)


Activated carbons from sisal waste by chemical activation with K₂CO₃: kinetics of paracetamol and ibuprofen removal from aqueous solution. Mestre AS, Bexiga AS, Proença M, et al. Bioresour. Technol. 102(17), 8253-60, (2011)


K2CO3-catalyzed synthesis of chromones and 4-quinolones through the cleavage of aromatic C-O bonds. Zhao J, Zhao Y, and Fu H Org. Lett. 14(11), 2710-3, (2012)


Transition-metal-free intramolecular Ullmann-type O-arylation: synthesis of chromone derivatives. Zhao J, Zhao Y, and Fu H Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. Engl. 50(16), 3769-73, (2011)


K2CO3-promoted domino reactions: construction of functionalized 2,3-dihydrobenzofurans and clofibrate analogues. Li QB, Zhou FT, Liu ZG, et al. J. Org. Chem. 76(17), 7222-8, (2011)


Determination of methanol in pulp washing filtrates by desiccated full evaporation headspace gas chromatography. Hu HC and Chai XS J. Chromatogr. A. 1222, 1-4, (2012)


CuCl-K2CO3-catalyzed highly selective borylcupration of internal alkynes--ligand effect. Yuan W and Ma S Org. Biomol. Chem. 10(36), 7266-8, (2012)


IBS-catalyzed regioselective oxidation of phenols to 1,2-quinones with Oxone®. Uyanik M, Mutsuga T, and Ishihara K Molecules 17(7), 8604-16, (2012)


Novel double phase transforming organogel based on β-cyclodextrin in 1,2-propylene glycol. Liu W, Xing P, Xin F, et al. J. Phys. Chem. B 116(43), 13106-13, (2012)


Effectiveness of potassium carbonate sesquihydrate to increase dietary cation-anion difference in early lactation cows. Harrison J, White R, Kincaid R, et al. J. Dairy Sci. 95(7), 3919-25, (2012)


Analysis of free fatty acids in Notopterygium forbesii Boiss by a novel HPLC method with fluorescence detection. Zhang S, You J, Zhou G, et al. Talanta 98, 95-100, (2012)


Copper-catalyzed N-arylation of amines with part-per-million catalyst loadings under air at room temperature. Xie R, Fu H, and Ling Y Chem. Commun. (Camb.) 47(31), 8976-8, (2011)


Dielectric properties of lead-free BZT-KNN perovskite ceramics for energy storage. Gui DY, Liu HX, Hao H, et al. ChemSusChem 4(10), 1470-4, (2011)


Aqueous synthesis of 1-H-2-substituted benzimidazoles via transition-metal-free intramolecular amination of aryl iodides. Chen C, Chen C, Li B, et al. Molecules 17(11), 12506-20, (2012)


Oral bone loss induced by mineral deficiency in a rat model: effect of a synthetic bone mineral (SBM) preparation. Mijares D, Kulkarni A, Lewis K, et al. Arch. Oral Biol. 57(9), 1264-73, (2012)


Dihydropyranone formation by ipso C-H activation in a glucal 3-carbamate-derived rhodium acyl nitrenoid. Hurlocker B, Abascal NC, Repka LM, et al. J. Org. Chem. 76(7), 2240-4, (2011)


A facile synthesis of new 2-amino-4H-pyran-3-carbonitriles by a one-pot reaction of α, α'-bis(arylidene) cycloalkanones and malononitrile in the presence of K2CO3. Karimi-Jaberi Z and Pooladian B ScientificWorldJournal 2012, 208796, (2012)


Production of ethoxylated fatty acids derived from Jatropha non-edible oil as a nonionic fat-liquoring agent. El-Shattory Y, Abo-Elwafa GA, Aly SM, et al. J. Oleo Sci. 61(5), 255-66, (2012)


Synthesis of bis-acyclonucleoside analogues bearing benzothienyl-1,2,4-Triazol-3-Yl-disulfide under conventional and microwave methods. Aouad MR, Rezki N, Messali M, et al. Nucleosides Nucleotides Nucleic Acids 32(1), 28-41, (2013)


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Aldrich MSDS 1, 1533:A / Corp MSDS 1 (2), 2896:D / RegBook 1 (3), 3397:D / Sax 6, 2271

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