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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 56.11g/mol
MDL Number MFCD00003553
UN Number UN1813
Merck Index 14,7640
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AAA188540E

 
alfa aesar™
A18854-0E
2500g CALL N/A N/A
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AAA1885436

 
alfa aesar™
A18854-36
500g CALL N/A N/A
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Description & Specifications

Specifications

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

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.