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209619

Sigma-Aldrich

Potassium carbonate

ACS reagent, ≥99.0%

Linear Formula:
K2CO3
CAS Number:
Molecular Weight:
138.21
Beilstein:
4267587
EC Number:
MDL number:
PubChem Substance ID:
NACRES:
NA.21

Quality Level

grade

ACS reagent

assay

≥99.0%

form

powder or crystals

impurities

≤0.004% S compounds as (SO42-)
≤0.005% silica
≤0.01% insolubles

pH

11-13 (25 °C, 138 g/L)

mp

891 °C (lit.)

anion traces

chloride (Cl-): ≤0.003%
phosphate (PO43-): ≤0.001%

cation traces

Ca: ≤0.005%
Fe: ≤5 ppm
Mg: ≤0.002%
Na: ≤0.02%
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. Addition of amino acids (glycine, sarcosine and proline) to K2CO3 (solvent) promotes the absorption of CO2.

Application

Potassium carbonate has been used in the preparation of disulfonated bis[4-(3-aminophenoxy)phenyl]sulfone, a disulfonated diamine monomer.
It may be used in the following studies:
  • As a reagent in the synthesis of polysubstituted iodobenzene derivatives.
  • As a base for the synthesis of high molecular weight homopolymers and copolymers derived from various bisphenols.
  • As a base for the Suzuki coupling of aryl halides with aryl boronic acids.
  • The Heck reaction of styrene and bromobenzene.

Packaging

2.5, 12 kg in poly drum
100, 500 g in poly bottle

Legal Information

Redi-Dri is a trademark of Sigma-Aldrich Co. LLC

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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

Certificate of Analysis

Certificate of Origin

A kinetic study of CO2 capture with potassium carbonate solutions promoted with various amino acids: glycine, sarcosine and proline.
Thee H, et al.
International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control, 20, 212-222 (2014)
Polyamide interfacial composite membranes prepared from m-phenylene diamine, trimesoyl chloride and a new disulfonated diamine.
Xie W, et al.
Journal of Membrane Science, 403, 152-161 (2012)
Chelating N-heterocyclic carbene ligands in palladium-catalyzed Heck-type reactions.
Herrmann WA, et al.
Journal of Organometallic Chemistry, 557(1), 93-96 (1998)
Heck reaction using palladium complexed to dendrimers on silica.
Alper H, et al.
Canadian Journal of Chemistry, 78(6), 920-924 (2000)
Heck reaction catalyzed by phospha-palladacycles in non-aqueous ionic liquids.
Herrmann WA and Bohm VPW.
Journal of Organometallic Chemistry, 572(1), 141-145 (1999)

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