Potassium Hydroxide

SKU
P-2881
  • CAS:1310-58-3
  • Formula:KOH
  • MW:56.11 Da
  • Appearance:Solid
  • Purity: ≥ 85.0 %

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Potassium Hydroxide
1 kg
$52.43
Potassium Hydroxide
5 kg
$263.24

Description

Potassium hydroxide is an inorganic compound and a precursor to other potassium compounds. It has high thermal stability and is a highly caustic metallic base and alkali salt. 

Applications

• Buffer reagent for alkaline lysis and pH purposes

• Alkalimetric titrations

• Catalyst in aldol condensation reactions

• Used in wet mount preparation of various clinical specimens for microscopic visualization of fungi

• Used to activate carbon

• Used to control atmospheric humidity in biological experiments

 

References

• “Hydrothermal carbonization (HTC) of wheat straw: Influence of feedwater pH prepared by acetic acid and potassium hydroxide”

• “Preparation of activated carbons from cherry stones by activation with potassium hydroxide”

• “A Better Potassium Hydroxide Preparation? In Vivo Diagnosis of Tinea With Confocal Microscopy”

• “Control of Humidity with Potassium Hydroxide, Sulphuric Acid, or other Solutions”

 

Not for human therapeutic use or for medicinal purposes. For research applications only.

More Information
Alternate Name/Synonyms
Caustic potash; potash lye; Potasse caustique; Potassium hydrate; KOH
SKU
P-2881
CAS #
1310-58-3
Chemical Name
potassium;hydroxide
Chemical Formula
KOH
Molecular Weight
56.11 Da
Appearance
Solid
Purity
≥ 85.0 %
Solubility
Soluble in water
Melting Point
361 °C
Storage Temp
Room Temperature
THERAPEUTIC AREA
Not Applicable
USE
Potassium hydroxide is used in the following processes; conversion of nitriles to amide in tert-butanol, cross-coupling of aryl halides with different sulfur-, oxygen- and nitrogen-based nucleophiles in dimethyl sulfoxide, an activator for the preparation of activated carbons from corn cobs, a base for the N-alkylation of nitrogen heterocycles in polyethylene glycol-ether solvents and synthesis of (S)-1-(4-benzyl-2-thioxothiazolidin-3-yl)propan-1-one from (S)-phenylalaninol.
Handling
Avoid contact with skin and eyes. Avoid formation of dust and aerosols. Provide appropriate exhaust ventilation at places where dust is formed.
GHS PICTOGRAMS
Handling Avoid contact with skin and eyes. Avoid formation of dust and aerosols. Provide appropriate exhaust ventilation at places where dust is formed.
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