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Alfa Aesar™ Potassium carbonate, anhydrous, 99%

$41.26 - $91.28

Chemical Identifiers

Chemical Name or Material Potassium carbonate
CAS 584-08-7
Name Note anhydrous
Molecular Formula CK2O3
Linear Formula K2CO3
Formula Weight 138.21g/mol
MDL Number MFCD00011382
Beilstein 4267587
Merck Index 14,7619
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AAA1662536

 
alfa aesar™
A16625-36
500g Each for $41.26

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alfa aesar™
A16625-0E
2500g Each for $91.28
Description & Specifications

Specifications

Odor Odorless
Melting Point 891°C
pH 11.5 to 12.5
Quantity 500g
Chemical Name or Material Potassium carbonate
Name Note anhydrous
CAS 584-08-7
Assay 99%
Molecular Formula CK2O3
Linear Formula K2CO3
Formula Weight 138.21g/mol
MDL Number MFCD00011382
Beilstein 4267587
Merck Index 14,7619
Health Hazard 1 Warning
Health Hazard 2 GHS H Statement
H302-H319
Harmful if swallowed.
Causes serious eye irritation.
Health Hazard 3 GHS P Statement
P280-P264-P305+P351+P338-P301+P312-P337+P313-P501a
Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection.
Wash thoroughly after handling.
IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing.
IF SWALLOWED: Call a POISON CENTER or doctor/physician if you feel unwell.
If eye irritation persists: Get medical advice/attention.
Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.
RTECS Number TS7750000
TSCA TSCA

Applications
Potassium carbonate has a wide range of industrial and research applications. The major use of potassium carbonate is the manufacture of chemicals, fertilizers, soap and glass. It is used as a drying agent for solvents especially if there are traces of acids present, and as a scavenger of acids produced in organic synthesis. It is used as a buffering agent during the production of wine. It is also used as a fire suppressant in extinguishers. In organic synthesis, it is an extensively used reagent for the alkylation and arylation reactions on carbon, sulfur, nitrogen, and oxygen centres. It is also used in aldol condensation, Michael reaction, acylation, Wittig reaction, Knoevenagel reaction, elimination reaction, epoxide opening, cyclization, metal-catalyzed cross coupling reaction, hydration, and a wide array of reactions.

Solubility
Freely soluble in water. Insoluble in acetone, and alcohol.

Notes
Potassium carbonate is a hygroscopic and deliquescent solid.

Safety and Handling

Warning

GHS P Statement
P280-P264-P305+P351+P338-P301+P312-P337+P313-P501a
Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection.
Wash thoroughly after handling.
IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing.
IF SWALLOWED: Call a POISON CENTER or doctor/physician if you feel unwell.
If eye irritation persists: Get medical advice/attention.
Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.

GHS H Statement
H302-H319
Harmful if swallowed.
Causes serious eye irritation.