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Potassium hydroxide

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

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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

vapor pressure

1 mmHg ( 719 °C)

Quality Level

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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06005

Potassium hydroxide

Essential Grade
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P5958

Potassium hydroxide

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30603

Potassium hydroxide

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vibrant-m

1.05029

Potassium hydroxide

-
assay

85-100.5%

assay

≥85% KOH basis

assay

≥85%

assay

85.0-100.5% KOH basis

grade

puriss.

grade

-

grade

-

grade

-

mp

361 °C (lit.)

mp

361 °C (lit.)

mp

361 °C (lit.)

mp

361 °C (lit.)

vapor pressure

1 mmHg ( 719 °C)

vapor pressure

1 mmHg ( 719 °C)

vapor pressure

1 mmHg ( 719 °C)

vapor pressure

1 mmHg ( 719 °C)

cation traces

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

cation traces

Al: ≤0.0005%, Ca: ≤0.0005%, Cu: ≤0.0005%, Fe: ≤0.0005%, Mg: ≤0.0005%, NH4+: ≤0.05%, Na: ≤0.05%, Pb: ≤0.001%, Zn: ≤0.0005%

cation traces

Al: ≤0.001%, Ca: ≤0.001%, Fe: ≤0.001%, Na: ≤1.0%, Ni: ≤0.0005%

cation traces

Al: ≤0.001%, Ca: ≤0.001%, Fe: ≤0.0005%, Mg: ≤0.002%, N: ≤0.002%, Na: ≤0.05%, Ni: ≤0.0005%, heavy metals (as Ag): ≤0.0005%, heavy metals (as Pb): ≤0.0005%

General description

Potassium hydroxide is an inorganic compound commonly known as caustic potash. It is frequently used to neutralize acids and prepare potassium salts of reagents. Additionally, NaOH is also employed in a variety of large-scale applications.

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Danger

Hazard Classifications

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

Storage Class

8B - Non-combustible, corrosive hazardous materials

wgk_germany

WGK 1

flash_point_f

Not applicable

flash_point_c

Not applicable


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