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Potassium hydroxide

semiconductor grade, pellets, 99.99% trace metals basis (Purity excludes sodium content.)

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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

grade

semiconductor grade

Quality Level

vapor pressure

1 mmHg ( 719 °C)

Assay

99.99% trace metals basis (Purity excludes sodium content.)

form

pellets

composition

KOH, >85.0%

impurities

15% water

pH

~13.5 (25 °C, 5.6 g/L)

mp

361 °C (lit.)

cation traces

Na: ≤500.0 ppm

SMILES string

[OH-].[K+]

InChI

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

InChI key

KWYUFKZDYYNOTN-UHFFFAOYSA-M

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vapor pressure

1 mmHg ( 719 °C)

vapor pressure

1 mmHg ( 719 °C)

vapor pressure

1 mmHg ( 719 °C)

vapor pressure

1 mmHg ( 719 °C)

assay

99.99% trace metals basis (Purity excludes sodium content.)

assay

≥85%

assay

≥85% KOH basis

assay

≥99.95% trace metals basis

form

pellets

form

pellets

form

pellets

form

crystals or chunks, powder and chunks, powder or crystals

impurities

15% water

impurities

≤0.001% N compounds, ≤2.0% K2CO3, 10-15% water

impurities

≤0.0005% Phosphorus (P), ≤0.1% Insoluble matter, ≤2.0% K2CO3

impurities

≤300.0 ppm Trace Metal Analysis

pH

~13.5 (25 °C, 5.6 g/L)

pH

~13.5 (25 °C, 5.6 g/L)

pH

~13.5 (25 °C, 5.6 g/L)

pH

-

General description

Potassium hydroxide (KOH), also known as caustic potash. It is used as a significant precursor to many potassium containing products.

Application

In combination with tellurium powder, mediates the quantitative pinacolization of aromatic carbonyl compounds.
Potassium hydroxide can be used:
  • As a base in the synthesis of imines, starting from amines and alcohols.
  • As a base in β-alkylation of secondary alcohols with primary alcohols without any transition metal catalyst.
  • In combination with aluminium for pinacolization of aromatic aldehydes and reduction of hindered ketones.
  • As a precipitating agent in the synthesis of MnZn ferrites nanoparticles (Mn0.8Zn0.2Fe2O4 ferrite nanoparticles) by modified hydrothermal method.

Pictograms

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Signal Word

Danger

Hazard Statements

Hazard Classifications

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

Storage Class Code

8A - Combustible, corrosive hazardous materials

WGK

WGK 1

Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

Flash Point(C)

Not applicable


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