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Potassium Hydroxide

Potassium Hydroxide, sometimes known as lye, is an inorganic substance with the chemical formula KOH. It is also known as Caustic Potash, and is a strong base that comes in pellets, flakes, and powders. In chemical, industrial, and manufacturing processes, it has a wide range of applications. Potassium hydroxide may be used to make a variety of potassium compounds. Lab Grade chemicals are also known as Chemically Pure or Laboratory Reagents. Despite their acceptable purity, Lab Grade chemicals do not comply with any quality or purity criteria, such as the ACS Grade, the USP Grade, or the FCC Grade. In terms of heavy metals, our Lab Grade products are exceptionally pure. Lab Alley is selling online its premium quality products in the United States of America. laballey.com.

Potassium hydroxide is an inorganic compound with the formula KOH, and is commonly called caustic potash. Along with sodium hydroxide, this colorless solid is a prototypical strong base. It has many industrial and niche applications, most of which exploit its caustic nature and its reactivity toward acids.

Potassium Hydroxide is used to manufacture soft soaps. The saponification of fats with KOH is used to prepare the corresponding "potassium soaps", which are softer than the more common sodium hydroxide-derived soaps. Because of their softness and greater solubility, potassium soaps require less water to liquefy, and can thus contain more cleaning agent than liquefied sodium soaps.  Potassium hydroxide and its solutions are severe irritants to skin and other tissue.


Potassium Hydroxide Flake Features:

Assay Min 90.0%
Common Uses
  • Reagent
  • pH adjustment
Commercial/Industrial Applications
  • Paint & varnish removing
  • Water treatment
Safety and Handling

Potassium Hydroxide Flake Lab Shipping Information:
DOT: Potassium hydroxide, solid, 8, UN1813, PG II

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