Potassium Hydroxide USP

Potassium Hydroxide also known as caustic potash is an inorganic compound that has many industrial and niche applications. It is the precursor to most soft and liquid soaps as well as numerous potassium containing chemicals.


Potassium Hydroxide is used as a precursor to many potassium salts. It is also used in the manufacture of biodiesel, in the manufacture of soft soaps, as an electrolyte in alkaline batteries, as a useful ingredient in preparations that clean and disinfect materials and, in semiconductor chip fabrication, as cuticle removers in manicure treatments, in tanning of leather and in petroleum and natural gas refining.


Chemical Name: Potassium Hydroxide
Synonyms: Caustic Potash
Mol. Formula: KOH
Mol. Weight: 56.11 g/mol
CAS No.: 1310-58-3


General Specifications

Test Specification…USP
Appearance White, crystalline hard masses, supplied as sticks, pellets or irregularly shaped pieces, hygroscopic
Solubility Very soluble in water, freely soluble in alcohol
Appearance of solution The solution is clear and colorless
Insoluble substances Passes test
Heavy metals Maximum 0.003%
Organic volatile impurities Passes test
Residual solvents Passes test
Assay Not less than 85% of KOH


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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