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8.20744 EMD Millipore


Potassium-O-ethyldithiocarbonate for synthesis. CAS 140-89-6, pH 9 - 10 (100 g/l, H₂O, 20 °C)., for synthesis

Synonym: Potassium ethylxanthogenate, Potassium xanthogenate

  • CAS Number 140-89-6

  • Linear Formula C₃H₅KOS₂

  • Molecular Weight 160.3 g/mol

  •  EC Number 205-439-3



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packaging   100 g in Plastic bottle (8207440100)
solubility   1090 g/l
mp   209 - 214 °C decomposes
pH   9 - 10 (100 g/l, H₂O, 20 °C)
bulk density   400 - 600 kg/m3
LD 50 oral   LD50 Rat 1700 mg/kg
shipped in   ambient
storage temp.   Store below +30°C.
specifications   Assay (iodometric): ≥ 97.0 %
  Identity (IR): passes test

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Safety Information

HS Code 
2930 90 98
Hazard Statement(s) 
H302: Harmful if swallowed.
H315: Causes skin irritation.
H319: Causes serious eye irritation.
H335: May cause respiratory irritation.
Precautionary Statement(s) 
P302 + P352: IF ON SKIN: Wash with plenty of soap and water.
P304 + P340: IF INHALED: Remove victim to fresh air and keep at rest in a position comfortable for breathing.
P305 + P351 + P338: IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing.
Storage class 
10 - 13 Other liquids and solids
WGK 2 water endangering
Relatively unreactive organic reagents should be collected in container A. If halogenated, they should be collected in container B. For solid residues use container C.
Hazard Pictogram(s) 
GHS07  GHS07
Hazard Symbols 
Harmful  Harmful
Categories of danger 
harmful, irritant
R Phrase 
R 22-36/37/38
Harmful if swallowed.Irritating to eyes, respiratory system and skin.
S Phrase 
S 26
In case of contact with eyes, rinse immediately with plenty of water and seek medical advice.
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