Potassium formate, 99% (water <2%), Alfa Aesar™

Manufacturer: Alfa Aesar A145510I

Quantity 5000g

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    Chemical Identifiers

    Assay Percent Range 99%
    Molecular Formula HCO2K
    Formula Weight 84.12g/mol
    Chemical Name or Material Potassium formate

    Specifications

    Melting Point 165° to 168°C
    Quantity 5000g
    CAS 590-29-4
    Assay Percent Range 99%
    Molecular Formula HCO2K
    Formula Weight 84.12g/mol
    MDL Number MFCD00013100
    Beilstein 3623272
    Merck Index 14,7633
    Synonym Formic acid potassium salt
    Solubility Information Soluble in water
    Health Hazard 1 Warning
    Health Hazard 2 GHS H Statement
    H315-H319-H335
    Causes skin irritation.
    Causes serious eye irritation.
    May cause respiratory irritation.
    Health Hazard 3 GHS P Statement
    P261-P280-P305+P351+P338-P304+P340-P405-P501a
    Avoid breathing dust/fume/gas/mist/vapors/spray.
    Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection.
    IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing.
    IF INHALED: Remove to fresh air and keep at rest in a position comfortable for breathing.
    Store locked up.
    Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.
    Storage Note 1 Hygroscopic
    RTECS Number LQ9625000
    TSCA TSCA
    Chemical Name or Material Potassium formate
    Assay 99%, (water <2%)

    Description

    Applications
    Potassium formate acts as an intermediate in the formate potash process for the production of potassium. It is a deicing salt for used on roads. It serves as a corrosion inhibitor, an anti-scaling agent, a functional fluid, a processing aid and used in petroleum production.

    Solubility
    Soluble in water and alcohol. Insoluble in ether.

    Notes
    Hygroscopic. Keep the container tightly closed in a dry and well-ventilated place. Incompatible with strong oxidizing agents.

    GHS H Statement
    H315-H319-H335
    Causes skin irritation.
    Causes serious eye irritation.
    May cause respiratory irritation.

    GHS P Statement
    P261-P280-P305+P351+P338-P304+P340-P405-P501a
    Avoid breathing dust/fume/gas/mist/vapors/spray.
    Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection.
    IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing.
    IF INHALED: Remove to fresh air and keep at rest in a position comfortable for breathing.
    Store locked up.
    Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.

    Hygroscopic

    Warning

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