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Potassium carbonate

anhydrous, free-flowing, Redi-Dri, ACS reagent, ≥99%

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

grade

ACS reagent
anhydrous

Quality Level

product line

Redi-Dri

assay

≥99%

form

powder

quality

free-flowing

impurities

≤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%
sulfur compounds (as SO42-): ≤0.004%

cation traces

Ca: ≤0.005%
Fe: ≤5 ppm
Mg: ≤0.002%
Na: ≤0.02%
heavy metals (as Pb): ≤5 ppm

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:
  • 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.
  • In the Heck reaction of styrene and bromobenzene.

Packaging

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

Features and Benefits

  • Increased efficiency – Eliminate time and effort of loosening hardened powders
  • Safety – Avoid risks of using tools of force to break up clumps
  • Economy – Faster preparation and solvation increase productivity and reduce costs
  • Assured quality – Excellent, expert-tested quality with no anti-caking agents
  • Flexible volumes – Available from research amounts to scale-up quantities

Legal Information

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

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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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