Alfa Aesar™ Potassium, chunks, in mineral oil, 98%
Manufacturer: Alfa Aesar™ L1326714
Potassium, chunks, in mineral oil; 98%; Solid; Alfa Aesar; 25g; FW: 39.10g/mol; K; mp: 63 to 64°C; bp: 765 to 770°C; Density: 0.860g/mL; CAS: 7440-09-7Applications
Potassium forms a blue solution in tetrahydrofoliate which is used for the ɑ -monoalkylation of -lactones in the presence of 18-crown-6. It is used for generation of potassium ethoxide in solution, for use in the Birch reduction of an aromatic ring, for preparation of potassium amide,
Reacts with water.
Store in cool place. Keep container tightly closed in a dry and well-ventilated place. Handle and store under inert gas. Incompatible with strong oxidizing agents.
|chunks, in mineral oil|
|Air & Moisture Sensitive|
|63° to 64°C|
|765° to 770°C|
|Potassium, chunks, in mineral oil|
Safety and Handling
SDS & Safety Documents
GHS H Statement
In contact with water releases flammable gases which may ignite spontaneously.
Causes severe skin burns and eye damage.
Causes serious eye damage.
GHS P Statement
Handle under inert gas.
Protect from moisture.
Do not breathe dust/fume/gas/mist/vapors/spray.
IF ON SKIN (or hair): Remove/Take off immediately all contaminated clothing.
Rinse skin with water/shower.
IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes.
Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do.
Store locked up.
Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.
DOTInformation : Transport Hazard Class: 4.3; Packaging Group: I; Proper Shipping Name: POTASSIUM
RTECSNumber : TS6460000
TSCA : TSCA