06005

Sigma-Aldrich

Potassium hydroxide

puriss., meets analytical specification of Ph. Eur., BP, 85-100.5%, pellets

Synonym(s):
Caustic potash
Linear Formula:
KOH
CAS Number:
Molecular Weight:
56.11
EC Number:
MDL number:
eCl@ss:
38100303
PubChem Substance ID:
NACRES:
NA.21

Quality Level

vapor pressure

1 mmHg ( 719 °C)

grade

puriss.

assay

85-100.5%

form

pellets

quality

meets analytical specification of Ph. Eur., BP

impurities

residual solvents, complies
≤0.0005% heavy metals (as Pb)
≤0.0005% total nitrogen (N)
≤1% K2CO3

pH

~13.5 (25 °C, 5.6 g/L)

mp

361 °C (lit.)

anion traces

chloride (Cl-): ≤50 mg/kg
phosphate (PO43-): ≤10 mg/kg
silicate (as SiO2): ≤100 mg/kg
sulfate (SO42-): ≤20 mg/kg

cation traces

Al: ≤10 mg/kg
As: ≤3 mg/kg
Ca: ≤20 mg/kg
Fe: ≤10 mg/kg
Na: ≤1%

SMILES string

[OH-].[K+]

InChI

1S/K.H2O/h;1H2/q+1;/p-1

InChI key

KWYUFKZDYYNOTN-UHFFFAOYSA-M

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Danger

hazcat

Acute Tox. 4 Oral - Eye Dam. 1 - Met. Corr. 1 - Skin Corr. 1A

storage_class_code

8B - Non-combustible, corrosive hazardous materials

WGK Germany

WGK 1

Flash Point F

Not applicable

Flash Point C

Not applicable

Certificate of Analysis

Certificate of Origin

Saeid Baroutian et al.
Bioresource technology, 102(2), 1095-1102 (2010-10-05)
In this study, a novel continuous reactor has been developed to produce high quality methyl esters (biodiesel) from palm oil. A microporous TiO2/Al2O3 membrane was packed with potassium hydroxide catalyst supported on palm shell activated carbon. The central composite design...
Rokas Drevinskas et al.
Optics express, 23(2), 1428-1437 (2015-04-04)
Surface texturing is demonstrated by the combination of wet etching and ultrafast laser nanostructuring of silica glass. Using potassium hydroxide (KOH) at room temperature as an etchant of laser modified glass, we show the polarization dependent linear increase in retardance...
Yuewang Huang et al.
Optics express, 23(5), 6780-6786 (2015-04-04)
We demonstrate a novel technique to fabricate sub-micron silicon nitride waveguides using conventional contact lithography with MEMS-grade photomasks. Potassium hydroxide anisotropic etching of silicon facilitates line reduction and roughness smoothing and is key to the technique. The fabricated waveguides is...
Aldol condensation in gaseous phase by zeolite catalysts.
Wierzchowski PT and Zatorski LW.
Catalysis Letters, 9(5-6), 411-414 (1991)
Kinetics of palm oil transesterification in a batch reactor.
Darnoko D and Cheryan M.
Journal of the American Oil Chemists' Society, 77(12), 1263-1267 (2000)

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