Potassium Hydroxide, Caustic Potash, and Potash Lye are powerful and versatile chemical compounds that are commonly used in various industrial and manufacturing processes. With a high degree of alkalinity, they are effective in dissolving and breaking down organic materials, making them valuable tools for cleaning and disinfecting. Their caustic nature also makes them ideal for adjusting pH levels in water treatment and refining applications. Trust the expertise of these compounds for all your chemical needs.
Other Names: Caustic Potash, Potash Lye
CAS Number: 1310-58-3
Chemical Formula: KOH
Average Molar Mass: 56.11 g/mol
Density: Approximately 2.044 g/cm³
Appearance: White, deliquescent pellets or flakes
Applications and Uses:
Widely used in the manufacturing of soap and detergents.
Applied in the production of various potassium salts.
Utilized in the food industry for the peeling of fruits and vegetables.
Functions as a strong alkaline reagent in laboratories and industrial processes.
Essential in biodiesel production and certain chemical synthesis reactions.
Storage and Handling Guidelines:
Store in a cool, dry place away from incompatible materials.
Keep containers tightly closed to prevent absorption of moisture.
Protect from exposure to air and humidity.
Implement measures to avoid spills and contamination.
Corrosive substance – handle with extreme care.
Use appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE), including gloves and eye protection.
Avoid inhalation and skin contact. In case of contact, rinse affected areas with water.
Follow recommended guidelines for safe handling, storage, and disposal.
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