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757551 Sigma-Aldrich

Potassium hydroxide

anhydrous, ≥99.95% trace metals basis

Synonym: Caustic potash

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Properties

Related Categories Chemical Synthesis, Inorganic Salts, Materials Science, Metal and Ceramic Science, Potassium,
Quality Level   100
grade   anhydrous
vapor pressure   1 mmHg ( 719 °C)
assay   ≥99.95% trace metals basis
form   crystals or chunks
  powder and chunks
  powder or crystals
mp   361 °C (lit.)
solubility   H2O: soluble 1120 g/L
SMILES string   [OH-].[K+]
InChI   1S/K.H2O/h;1H2/q+1;/p-1
InChI key   KWYUFKZDYYNOTN-UHFFFAOYSA-M

Description

General description

Potassium hydroxide (KOH) is also known as caustic potash. It is a strong alkali or a solid base compound that can be used in a variety of industrial applications. It finds its usage in the production of soaps, cleaners and detergents.

Packaging

25 g in poly bottle

5 g in glass bottle

Safety & Documentation

Safety Information

Symbol 
Signal word 
Danger
Hazard statements 
RIDADR 
UN 1813 8 / PGII
WGK Germany 
WGK 1
Flash Point(F) 
Not applicable
Flash Point(C) 
Not applicable
Protocols & Articles
Peer-Reviewed Papers
15

References

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