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- Caustic Potash
A representative alkaline product manufactured through the electrolysis of potassium chloride solution
Strong alkaline product with acute toxicity and corrosivity.
It is a “hazardous substance” under the Poisonous and Deleterious Substances Control Act.
Generic name: potassium hydroxide
Chemical formula: KOH
(Reaction) KCl + H2O > KOH Caustic potash + 1/2H2 Hydrogen + 1/2Cl2 Chlorine
CSCL Number 1-369
Industrial Safety and Health Act Number 1-369
CAS NO 1310-58-3
The manufacturing of all kinds of potassium chloride, soft soap, petrochemicals, optical glass, etc.
Liquid caustic potash (48%) comes in chemical tank trucks, drums (280kg) and plastic bags.
Please select to match your intended use.
|Caustic potash (liquid)||Caustic potash (solid)|
|Appearance||Changing condition of concentration and|
temperature may solidify from liquid state.
|Color||Colorless and transparent||White|
|Melting point||No data available||360°C|
Warnings for use
It is corrosive to eyes and skin, so always wear protective gear such as protective goggles, rubber gloves, and rubber boots.
It produces heat if diluting or neutralizing acid, so please add a small amount of potassium hydroxide liquid while stirring.
Never add water or acid into a concentrated solution of potassium hydroxide, because there is a danger of causing an explosive boil.
Phase diagram (taken from a graph of solidifying temperature per concentration)
*Please refer to the SDS for more detailed product information.