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Potassium carbonate

anhydrous, free-flowing, Redi-Dri, ACS reagent, ≥99%

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ACS reagent

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≤0.005% silica
≤0.01% insolubles


11-13 (25 °C, 138 g/L)


891 °C (lit.)

anion traces

chloride (Cl-): ≤0.003%
phosphate (PO43-): ≤0.001%
sulfur compounds (as SO42-): ≤0.004%

cation traces

Ca: ≤0.005%
Fe: ≤5 ppm
Mg: ≤0.002%
Na: ≤0.02%
heavy metals (as Pb): ≤5 ppm

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General description

Potassium carbonate is an inorganic base. It participates as a base in the palladacycle catalyzed Heck reaction of chlorobenzene with styrene. Addition of amino acids (glycine, sarcosine and proline) to K2CO3 (solvent) promotes the absorption of CO2.


Potassium carbonate has been used in the preparation of disulfonated bis[4-(3-aminophenoxy)phenyl]sulfone, a disulfonated diamine monomer.

It may be used:
  • As a reagent in the synthesis of polysubstituted iodobenzene derivatives.
  • As a base for the synthesis of high molecular weight homopolymers and copolymers derived from various bisphenols.
  • As a base for the Suzuki coupling of aryl halides with aryl boronic acids.
  • In the Heck reaction of styrene and bromobenzene.


1 kg in poly bottle
2.5, 12 kg in poly drum
100, 500 g in poly bottle

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Hazard Classifications

Eye Irrit. 2 - Skin Irrit. 2 - STOT SE 3

Target Organs

Respiratory system

Storage Class Code

13 - Non Combustible Solids



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Not applicable

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Adam F Nugraha et al.
Polymers, 12(7) (2020-07-24)
Several methods to synthesize poly(phenylene) block copolymers through the nickel coupling reaction were attempted to reduce the use of expensive nickel catalysts in polymerization. The model reaction for poly(phenylene) having different types of dichlorobenzene derivative monomers illustrated the potential use
Yusuke Yagi et al.
Organic & biomolecular chemistry, 13(4), 1113-1121 (2014-11-26)
Fluorine-18 labeled radiotracers, such as [(18)F]fluorodeoxyglucose, can be used as practical diagnostic agents in positron emission tomography (PET). Furthermore, the properties of pharmaceuticals can be enhanced significantly by the introduction of fluorine groups into their original structures, and significant progress
Ellen Dirkx et al.
Journal of molecular and cellular cardiology, 76, 208-217 (2014-09-01)
In the insulin resistant heart, energy fuel selection shifts away from glucose utilization towards almost complete dependence on long-chain fatty acids (LCFA). This shift results in excessive cardiac lipid accumulation and eventually heart failure. Lipid-induced cardiomyopathy may be averted by
Brian Capozzi et al.
Journal of the American Chemical Society, 136(29), 10486-10492 (2014-07-09)
We have measured the single-molecule conductance of a family of oligothiophenes comprising 1-6 thiophene moieties terminated with methyl-sulfide linkers using the scanning tunneling microscope-based break-junction technique. We find an anomalous behavior: the peak of the conductance histogram distribution does not
K M Frankowski et al.
Journal of dairy science, 97(9), 5356-5370 (2014-07-16)
Many food companies are trying to limit the amount of sodium in their products. Permeate, the liquid remaining after whey or milk is ultrafiltered, has been suggested as a salt substitute. The objective of this study was to determine the


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