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Sigma-Aldrich

Potassium carbonate

99.995% trace metals basis

Synonym(s):
Dipotassium carbonate
Linear Formula:
K2CO3
CAS Number:
Molecular Weight:
138.21
Beilstein:
4267587
EC Number:
MDL number:
PubChem Substance ID:
NACRES:
NA.23

Quality Level

assay

99.995% trace metals basis

form

powder and chunks

impurities

≤55.0 ppm Trace Metal Analysis

mp

891 °C (lit.)

solubility

H2O: soluble 138 g/L at 20 °C (completely)

SMILES string

[K+].[K+].[O-]C([O-])=O

InChI

1S/CH2O3.2K/c2-1(3)4;;/h(H2,2,3,4);;/q;2*+1/p-2

InChI key

BWHMMNNQKKPAPP-UHFFFAOYSA-L

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General description

Potassium carbonate (K2CO3) is a water-soluble inorganic compound that is primarily derived from potash. It is industrially prepared by reacting potassium hydroxide and carbon dioxide. The solution crystallizes to form potash hydrate, which can further be heated above 200°C to produce the anhydrous salt.

Application

K2CO3 can be used for a variety of applications such as:
  • production of soaps and glasses
  • drying agent for organic based compounds like ketones, alcohols, and amines
  • buffering agent to produce wine
  • ingredient in welding and other coatings

Packaging

10, 50 g in glass bottle

Pictograms

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Signal Word

Warning

Hazard Statements

Hazard Classifications

Eye Irrit. 2 - Skin Irrit. 2 - STOT SE 3

Target Organs

Respiratory system

Storage Class Code

13 - Non Combustible Solids

WGK

WGK 1

Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

Flash Point(C)

Not applicable

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US), Eyeshields, Gloves

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