Potassium Carbonate USP
Potassium Carbonate is a white salt, soluble in water which forms a strongly alkaline solution. It is a deliquescent material prepared commercially by the electrolysis of Potassium Chloride.
Potassium Carbonate is used for soap, glass and china production. It is also used as a mild drying agent, in cuisine as an ingredient in the production of grass jelly, in the production of cocoa powder, as a buffering agent in the production of mead or wine, for softening hard water, as a fire suppressant, in condensed aerosol fire suppression, as an ingredient in welding fluxes and as an animal feed ingredient.
Chemical Name: Potassium Carbonate
Mol. Formula: K2CO3
Mol. Weight: 138.21 g/mol
CAS No.: 584-08-7
|Appearance||A white granular powder|
|Solubility||Freely soluble in water, practically insoluble in alcohol|
|Appearance of solution||The solution is not more opalescent than the reference suspension and not more colored than the reference solution|
|Loss on drying||Maximum 0.5%|
|Insoluble substances||Passes test|
|Heavy metals||Maximum 0.0005%|
|Organic volatile impurities||Passes test|
|Residual solvents||Meets the requirement|
|Assay||Not less than 99.5% and not more than 100.5%|
Shelf life, Storage and Packing
It should be stored in a segregated area in a cool and ventilated place away from combustible materials. Keep in a tightly closed container, sealed until ready for use. It is packed in 25kg or 50kg HDPE bags or drums as required.
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