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Alfa Aesar™ Potassium acetate, 99%

$47.41 - $184.72

Chemical Identifiers

Chemical Name or Material Potassium acetate
CAS 127-08-2
Molecular Formula CH3CO2K
Formula Weight 98.15
MDL Number MFCD00012458
Beilstein 3595449
Merck Index 14,7605
Synonym Acetic acid potassium salt
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AAA163210E

 
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Description & Specifications

Specifications

Formula Weight 98.15
Chemical Name or Material Potassium acetate
TSCA TSCA
Assay 99%
Molecular Formula CH3CO2K
MDL Number MFCD00012458
CAS 127-08-2
Beilstein 3595449
Merck Index 14,7605
Synonym Acetic acid potassium salt
Melting Point 292°C
Quantity 2500g
RTECS Number AJ3325000

Applications
Potassium acetate is used as deicer to remove snow and ice from the surface and considered as a replacement for calcium chloride or magnesium chloride. It is used as a food additive, as a buffer in biological research, as an extinguishing agent used in class K fire extinguishers and as a catalyst to produce polyurethane polymers. It is utilized for the precipitation of dodecyl sulfate bound proteins, thereby removal of proteins from DNA. It plays an important role in preserving tissues, fixation and mummification.

Solubility
Soluble in water, alcohol and ammonia. Insoluble in acetone and ether.

Notes
Hygroscopic. Air and moisture sensitive. Keep the container tightly closed in a dry and well-ventilated place. Incompatible with strong oxidizing agents.