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Alfa Aesar™ Potassium hydroxide, flake, 85%

Chemical Identifiers

CAS 1310-58-3
Molecular Formula HKO
Linear Formula KOH
Formula Weight 56.11
MDL Number MFCD00003553
UN Number UN1813
Merck Index 14,7640
Chemical Name or Material Potassium hydroxide
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AAA161990C Alfa Aesar™
A161990C
10000g N/A N/A  
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AAA1619936 Alfa Aesar™
A1619936
500g N/A N/A  
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AAA161990E Alfa Aesar™
A161990E
2500g N/A N/A  
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Specifications

Description

Applications
Potassium hydroxide acts as the precursor for most of the soft and liquid soaps, and for numerous potassium-containing chemicals. It is widely used in the manufacture of detergents, fertilizer, rayon, paper, dyestuffs, various drugs, drug intermediates, fine chemicals, and petroleum products. In the field of organic chemistry, potassium hydroxide acts as a base, and is used in the synthesis of several organic compounds. Further it finds application as an electrolyte in alkaline batteries, which are based on nickel-cadmium, nickel-hydrogen and manganese dioxide-zinc.

Solubility
Freely soluble in water. Soluble in ethanol.

Notes
Incompatible with acids, nitro compounds, alkali metals, magnesium, copper, halogens, azides and anhydrides. Contact with aluminum, tin and zinc liberates hydrogen gas.
Description & Specifications

Chemical Identifiers

1310-58-3
KOH
MFCD00003553
14,7640
HKO
56.11
UN1813
Potassium hydroxide

Specifications

1310-58-3
HKO
56.11
UN1813
Odorless
360°C
10000g
85%
Flakes
KOH
MFCD00003553
14,7640
1320° to 1324°C
13.5
Potassium hydroxide

Safety and Handling

GHS H Statement
H314-H302
Causes severe skin burns and eye damage.
Harmful if swallowed.

GHS P Statement
P260-P303+P361+P353-P305+P351+P338-P301+P330+P331-P405-P501a
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. Continue rinsing.
IF SWALLOWED: Rinse mouth. Do NOT induce vomiting.
Store locked up.
Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.

Danger

DOTInformation : Transport Hazard Class: 8; Packing Group: II; Proper Shipping Name: POTASSIUM HYDROXIDE, SOLID

RTECSNumber : TT2100000

TSCA : TSCA