Potassium hydroxide concentrate

0.1 M KOH in water (0.1N), Eluent concentrate for IC

Potassium hydroxide solution
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0.1 M KOH in water (0.1N)


immunocytochemistry: suitable

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General description

This certified eluent concentrate for ion chromatography is traceable by potentiometric titration to NIST Standard Reference Material. It is certified in accordance with ISO Guide 31. All details about exact content, uncertainty, traceability and expiry date are described in the certificate.
Potassium hydroxide (KOH) solution is a strong alkali widely used in chemical synthesis. Van Slyke apparatus and Hildebrand adsorption technique have been utilized to determine the solubility of oxygen in different concentration of KOH solution.


Potassium hydroxide solution may be used in the following processes:
  • Depolymerization of poly(ethylene terephthalate) (PET) flakes.
  • Synthesis of potassium bicarbonate and potassium carbonate.
  • As an eluent in the nonsuppressor ion chromatography to separate and determine inorganic and organic anions.
  • Saponification of fruit seed oil to determine tocopherols and tocotrienols.


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Preparation Note

Prepared with potassium hydroxide and high purity water (18.2 MΩ, 0.2 μm filtered)


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dust mask type N95 (US),Eyeshields,Gloves


UN 1814 8 / PGIII

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Native oils from apple, blackcurrant, raspberry, and strawberry seeds as a source of polyenoic fatty acids, tocochromanols, and phytosterols: a health implication.
Pieszka M, et al.
Journal of Chemistry, 2015 null
Nonsuppressor ion chromatography of inorganic and organic anions with potassium hydroxide as eluent.
Okada T and Kuwamoto T.
Analytical Chemistry, 55 (7), 1001-1004 (1983)
The solubility and diffusion coefficient of oxygen in potassium hydroxide solutions.
Davis RE, et al.
Electrochimica Acta, 12 (3), 287-289 (1967)
Kinetics of depolymerization of poly (ethylene terephthalate) in a potassium hydroxide solution.
Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 40 (2), 509-514 (2001)
The Preparatory Manual of Explosives., 79-79 (2007)

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