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Potassium Hydroxide

Molecular Formula:KOH
GRADE:90%, 99%
PORT:Shanghai, Tianjin, Qingdao


Potassium hydroxide product introduction

Potassium hydroxide, commonly known as caustic potassium, is white solid. Potassium hydroxide is soluble in water and alcohol, but not in ether. It is easily hygroscopic and deliquescent in the air. It can react with carbon dioxide to produce potassium carbonate. So it can be used to absorb carbon dioxide. It will volatilize but not decompose at high temperature. It is often used as the source of hydroxide radical in the laboratory.

Product use:

1. It is used as desiccant and absorbent, for producing oxalic acid and various potassium salts, and also used for electroplating, engraving and lithography

2. It is mainly used as raw materials in production of potassium salts, such as potassium permanganate and potassium carbonate. In the pharmaceutical industry, it is used to produce potassium borohydride, spironolactone, batyl alcohol, testosterone propionate, etc. In light industry, it is used to produce soft soap, alkaline storage battery and cosmetics (e.g. cold cream, vanishing cream and shampoo). In the dye industry, it is used to produce vat dyes, such as vat blue RSN. In the electrochemical industry, it is used for electroplating, engraving, etc. In the textile industry, it is used for printing and dyeing, bleaching and mercerizing, and is extensively used as the main raw material for manufacturing artificial fibers and polyester fibers. In addition, it is also used in metallurgy heating agent and leather degreasing.

3. It is the basic chemical raw material, and used in pharmaceutical and daily-use chemical industry.

4. It is used as analytical reagent, saponification reagent, and carbon dioxide and moisture absorbent.

5. It is used in the daily-use chemical industry as the raw material for manufacturing cleaning soap, soft soap for washing hair, vanishing cream, cold cream, cream shampoo, etc. In the pharmaceutical industry, it is used as the raw materials to manufacture progesterone and vanillin. In the dye industry, it is used to manufacture melamine dyes. In the battery industry, it is used to manufacture alkaline storage batteries.

Storage and transportation characteristics:

It shall be stored in a cool, dry and well-ventilated warehouse. Keep away from fire and heat sources. The packaging must be sealed and protected from getting wet. It should be stored separately from combustibles, acids and other items, and should not be stored together with other items.

During transportation, ensure that the package is intact and sealed to be protected from rain. Do not mix and transport with inflammable or combustible materials, acids and food chemicals.


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