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Alfa Aesar™ Potassium hydroxide, pellets, 85%

Chemical Identifiers

Chemical Name or Material Potassium hydroxide
CAS 1310-58-3
Molecular Formula KOH
Formula Weight 56.11
MDL Number MFCD00003553
UN Number UN1813
Merck Index 14,7640
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AAA188540E

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alfa aesar™
A188540E
2500g CALL N/A N/A
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AAA1885436

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alfa aesar™
A1885436
500g CALL N/A N/A
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Description & Specifications

Specifications

Physical Form Pellet
Formula Weight 56.11
Assay 85%
Health Hazard 3 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.
Health Hazard 1 Danger
CAS 1310-58-3
DOT Information Transport Hazard Class: 8; Packing Group: II; Proper Shipping Name: POTASSIUM HYDROXIDE, SOLID
Merck Index 14,7640
Health Hazard 2 GHS H Statement
H314-H302
Causes severe skin burns and eye damage.
Harmful if swallowed.
pH 13.5
Melting Point 360°C
Odor Odorless
RTECS Number TT2100000
TSCA TSCA
Molecular Formula KOH
MDL Number MFCD00003553
UN Number UN1813
Boiling Point 1320° to 1324°C
Quantity 2500g
Chemical Name or Material Potassium hydroxide

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.

Safety and Handling

Danger

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.

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