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60109

Sigma-Aldrich

Potassium carbonate

puriss. p.a., ACS reagent, anhydrous, ≥99.0% (T)

Linear Formula:
K2CO3
CAS Number:
Molecular Weight:
138.21
Beilstein:
4267587
EC Number:
MDL number:
PubChem Substance ID:
NACRES:
NB.24

Quality Level

grade

ACS reagent
puriss. p.a.

assay

≥99.0% (T)

form

powder or crystals

impurities

≤0.001% total nitrogen (N)
≤0.004% total sulfur (as SO4)

loss

≤1% loss on drying, 300 °C

pH

11-13 (25 °C, 138 g/L)

mp

891 °C (lit.)

anion traces

chloride (Cl-): ≤30 mg/kg
phosphate (PO43-): ≤10 mg/kg
silicate (as SiO2): ≤50 mg/kg

cation traces

Ag: ≤5 mg/kg
Al: ≤5 mg/kg
As: ≤0.5 mg/kg
Ba: ≤5 mg/kg
Bi: ≤5 mg/kg
Ca: ≤10 mg/kg
Cd: ≤5 mg/kg
Co: ≤5 mg/kg
Cr: ≤5 mg/kg
Cu: ≤5 mg/kg
Fe: ≤5 mg/kg
Li: ≤5 mg/kg
Mg: ≤5 mg/kg
Mn: ≤5 mg/kg
Mo: ≤5 mg/kg
Na: ≤200 mg/kg
Ni: ≤5 mg/kg
Pb: ≤5 mg/kg
Sr: ≤5 mg/kg
Tl: ≤5 mg/kg
Zn: ≤5 mg/kg
heavy metals: ≤5 ppm (by ICP-OES)

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 is an inorganic base. It participates as a base in the palladacycle catalyzed Heck reaction of chlorobenzene with styrene.

Other Notes

Reagent for the decomposition of silicates by fusion

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

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