Potassium Hydroxide Properties
Potassium Hydroxide is a 90% white flake or 48% colorless clear liquid. It is one of the strongest alkalis. It is inorganic compound with the formula KOH, and is commonly called caustic potash.
- Easy dissolves in water with heat release; Soluble in methyl and ethyl alcohol; Insoluble in ethyl;
- Not volatile, but it rises easily in air as aerosols;
- Boiling point: 1320°C
- Melting point: 360°C
Specification of Potassium hydroxide
Potassium hydroxide 90% FlakesAppearance White Flakes
Assay, % ≥ 90.00
Potassium carbonate, % ≤ 0.50
Heavy metals (Pb), % ≤ 0.002
Potassium hydroxide 48% Solution
Appearance Clear liquid
KOH, % ≥ 48.00
Potassium carbonate, % ≤ 0.10
Na, % ≤ 0.40
* Please refer to Technical Data Sheet for lot specifications data
What is Potassium hydroxide application?
--Potassium hydroxide in the pharmaceutical industry, used for the production of potassium boron hydrogen, spironolactone, ShaGan alcohol, progesterone and testosterone propionate;-Potassium hydroxide in the light industry,used for the production of potash soap, alkaline battery;
-Potassium hydroxide in the Cosmetics industry,used for the production of cold cream, cold cream and shampoo;
-Potassium hydroxide in the dye industry, used for the production of VAT dye, such as VAT blue RSN;
-Potassium hydroxide in the electrochemical industry, used in electroplating, carving;
-Potassium hydroxide in the textile industry, used for printing and dyeing, bleaching and mercerizing, and synthetic fiber, polyester fiber;
-Potassium hydroxide is used for metallurgy heating agent and leather degreasing;
-Potassium hydroxide can also be used as acid and alkali neutralization solution pH adjustment.Basic chemical reagent, carbon dioxide absorption agent.Saponifying agent,etc.
Packing of Potassium Hydroxide
90% Solid (Flakes or Pearls)
25kg per woven bag,total 22 MT per 20ft container with pallets,25 MT without pallets.48% Solution
1500kg IBC DRUM,total 24 MT per 20ft container.
Potassium Hydroxide Storage & Handling
Stored in cool and airy place; away from fire and heat; handle with care;no breakage, avoid leakage.Potassium hydroxide is classified as Dangerous Good for transport (UN 1813, Class 8, Packing group II)