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<ul><li><p>CAUSTIC POTASH www.pawarchemicals.com </p><p>PRODUCT IDENTIFICATION CAS NO. 1310-58-3 </p><p>EINECS NO. 215-181-3 </p><p>FORMULA KOH </p><p>MOL WT. 56.1 </p><p>H.S. CODE 2815.20 </p><p>TOXICITY Oral rat LD50: 273 mg/kg </p><p>SYNONYMS Potassium hydrate; Caustic potash; Lye; potassa; </p><p>Hydroxyde De Potassium (French); Potasse Caustique (French); Kaliumhydroxid (German); </p><p>Kaliumhydroxyde (Dutch); Potassa; Potassio Idrossido Di (Italian); K(OH); Other RN: 29857-72-5, 71769-</p><p>53-4 </p><p>SMILES O[K] CLASSIFICATION EXTRA NOTES EPA Pesticide Chemical Code 075602 </p><p>UN1813 [Corrosive] </p><p>UN1814 [Corrosive] PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES PHYSICAL STATE odorless white, deliquescent solid </p><p>MELTING POINT 360 C </p><p>BOILING POINT 1320 C </p><p>SPECIFIC GRAVITY 2.044 </p><p>SOLUBILITY IN WATER Soluble </p><p>pH 13.5 (0.1 molar solution) </p><p>VAPOR DENSITY </p><p>AUTOIGNITION </p><p>NFPA RATINGS Health: 3; Flammability: 0; Reactivity: 1 </p><p>REFRACTIVE INDEX </p><p>FLASH POINT Not combustible, but contact with water may generate heat </p><p>STABILITY Stable under ordinary conditions </p></li><li><p>EXTERNAL LINKS &amp; GENERAL DESCRIPTION Wikipedia Linking </p><p>Google Scholar Search </p><p>Drug Information Portal (U.S. National Library of Medicine) - Potassium hydroxide </p><p>PubChem Compound Summary - Potassium hydroxide </p><p>IPCS INCHEM - Potassium hydroxide </p><p>KEGG (Kyoto Encyclopedia of Genes and Genomes) - Potassium hydroxide </p><p>http://www.ebi.ac.uk/ - Potassium hydroxide </p><p>http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/ - Potassium hydroxide </p><p>Material Safety Data Sheet </p><p>http://www.panaceauniversity.org/ </p><p>OxyChem Caustic Potash Handbook </p><p>http://minerals.usgs.gov/minerals/ </p><p>Production of potash in the United States increased slightly compared with that of 2001 and was </p><p>approximately 1.2 million metric tons (Mt) of potassium oxide (K2O) equivalent (table 1) according to </p><p>the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), which developed domestic potash data from semiannual </p><p>voluntary canvasses of U.S. operations. Of the seven operations canvassed for both semiannual </p><p>surveys, six responded. Data were estimated for the nonrespondent for both surveys. Data from the </p><p>responding operators were estimated to represent about 98% of the total production listed in table 1. </p><p> There were five U.S. companies producing potash throughout the year from seven operations in </p><p>three States. Most of the domestic production was from southeastern New Mexico, where one </p><p>company operated two mines and a second company operated one mine with multiple products. </p><p> The second company also operated a deep solution mine in Michigan. The third State with potash </p><p>production was Utah with three companies producing from three operations </p><p>Local: </p><p>Potassium Hydroxide, commonly called caustic potash with formula KOH, is a caustic compound of </p><p>strong alkaline chemical dissolving readily in water, giving off much heat and forming a caustic </p><p>solution. It is a white deliquescent solid in the form of pellets obtained by concentration of purified </p><p>electrolytic potassium hydroxide solution with very low chloride content. It reacts violently with acid </p><p>and is corrosive in moist air toward metals such as zinc, aluminium, tin and lead forming a </p><p>combustible, explosive gas. It absorbs rapidly carbon dioxide and water from air. Contact with </p><p>moisture or water will generate heat. Sodium hydroxide (Caustic soda) and potassium hydroxide </p><p>(Caustic potash) are the two most important caustics. They are closely resembles in chemical </p><p>properties and applications, e.g., in manufacturing liquid soap, in bleaching, and in manufacturing </p><p>chemicals. Potassium hydroxide is the largest-volume potassium chemical for non-fertilizer use. </p><p>Potassium Hydroxide is used in chemical manufacturing including potassium carbonate and other </p><p>potassium chemicals, fertilizers, phosphates, agrochemicals, alkaline batteries and dyes. </p><p>APPLICATIONS: Potassium Hydroxide is used in chemical manufacturing including potassium </p><p>carbonate and other potassium chemicals, fertilizers, phosphates, agrochemicals, alkaline batteries </p><p>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Potassium_hydroxidehttp://scholar.google.com/scholar?hl=en&amp;q=Potassium%20hydroxidehttp://druginfo.nlm.nih.gov/drugportal/dpdirect.jsp?name=Potassium%20hydroxidehttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/entrez?db=pccompound&amp;term=1310-58-3http://www.inchem.org/documents/sids/sids/POTASSIUMHYD.pdfhttp://www.kegg.jp/dbget-bin/www_bfind_sub?mode=bfind&amp;max_hit=1000&amp;dbkey=kegg&amp;keywords=Potassium%20hydroxidehttp://www.ebi.ac.uk/chebi/advancedSearchFT.do?searchString=Potassium%20hydroxide&amp;queryBean.stars=3&amp;queryBean.stars=-1http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?term=Potassium%20hydroxidehttp://nj.gov/health/eoh/rtkweb/documents/fs/1571.pdfhttp://www.panaceauniversity.org/KOH%20Hand%20book.pdfhttp://minerals.usgs.gov/minerals/pubs/commodity/potash/potasmyb02.pdf</p></li><li><p>and dyes. It is also widely used in soap and bleaching industry. SALES SPECIFICATION </p><p>APPEARANCE white flakes </p><p>ASSAY 90.0% min </p><p>CARBONATE 0.5% max CHLORIDES 0.01% max SULPHATES 10ppm max IRON 3max HEAVY METAL 10ppm max NICKEL 5ppm max TRANSPORTATION </p><p>PACKING 25kgs, 50kgs in bag </p><p>HAZARD CLASS 8 (Packing group: II) </p><p>UN NO. 1813 </p><p>SAFETY INFORMATION </p><p>HAZARD OVERVIEW OSHA Hazards: Toxic by ingestion, Corrosive GHS SIGNAL WORD Danger </p><p>PICTOGRAMS </p><p>HAZARD STATEMENTS H302-H314 P STATEMENTS P280-P305 + P351 + P338-P310 EC DIRECTIVES </p><p>HAZARD CODES </p><p>RISK PHRASES 22-35 SAFETY PHRASES 26-36/37/39-45 PRICE INFORMATION </p><p>Please contact us at info@pawarchemicals.com </p>mailto:info@pawarchemicals.com</li></ul>