Potassium hydroxide

Synonyms: Potash caustic

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Catalogue Number105033
SynonymsPotash caustic
Product Information
CAS number1310-58-3
EC index number019-002-00-8
EC number215-181-3
Hill FormulaHKO
Chemical formulaKOH
Molar Mass56.11 g/mol
HS Code2815 20 00
Quality LevelMQ300
Physicochemical Information
Density2.04 g/cm3 (20 °C)
Melting Point360 °C
pH value14 (56 g/l, H₂O, 20 °C)
Solubility1130 g/l
Toxicological Information
LD 50 oralLD50 Rat 333 mg/kg
Safety Information according to GHS
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Hazard Statement(s)H290: May be corrosive to metals.
H302: Harmful if swallowed.
H314: Causes severe skin burns and eye damage.
Precautionary Statement(s)P280: Wear protective gloves/ protective clothing/ eye protection/ face protection.
P301 + P330 + P331: IF SWALLOWED: Rinse mouth. Do NOT induce vomiting.
P305 + P351 + P338: IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing.
P308 + P310: IF exposed or concerned: immediately call a POISON CENTER or doctor/ physician.
Signal WordDanger
Storage class8B Non-combustible, corrosive hazardous materials
WGKWGK 1 slightly hazardous to water
Bases and alcoholates should be diluted if necessary by carefully stirring them into water and then neutralized (protective gloves, fume cupboard!) with hydrochloric acid (Cat. No. 100312). Before placing in container D, check the pH with pH universal indicator strips (Cat. No. 109535).
Safety Information
Hazard SymbolsHazard SymbolsHazard SymbolsCorrosive
Categories of dangerharmful, corrosive
R PhraseR 22-35
Harmful if swallowed.Causes severe burns.
S PhraseS 26-36/37/39-45
In case of contact with eyes, rinse immediately with plenty of water and seek medical advice.Wear suitable protective clothing, gloves and eye/face protection.In case of accident or if you feel unwell, seek medical advice immediately (show the label where possible).
Storage Information
StorageStore at +5°C to +30°C.

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