Potassium hydroxide pellets

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Chemically pure alkali which is supplied in the form of free-flowing, hemispherical pellets, diameter 5 - 7 mm, weight approximately 0.1 g.

  • Product name

    Potassium hydroxide pellets
  • Brand

    Eka Pellets
  • CAS number

    1310-58-3
  • Physical form

    Pellets
  • ProductChemicalFormula

    KOH
  • Regional availability

    Global
  • Chemical name

    Potassium hydroxide
  • Molecular Weight

    56.11

Market Segments

Electronics

Detailed description

Aqueous potassium hydroxide is employed as the electrolyte in alkaline batteries based on nickel-cadmium, nickel-hydrogen, and manganese dioxide-zinc. Potassium hydroxide is preferred over sodium hydroxide because its solutions are more conductive.

Functions

  • Electrolysis salt

Applications

  • Electronics Industry,
  • batteries

Chemical intermediates

Detailed description

Potassium hydroxide is a highly caustic alkali, soluble in water and is commonly used as a strong base in (organic) chemical synthesis.

Functions

  • Chemical Reagent

Applications

  • Organic Synthesis,
  • Chemical synthesis

Personal care

Detailed description

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.

Functions

  • Softener

Applications

  • Hand Cleaner,
  • Cleaning agent,
  • Cleanser

Food

Detailed description

In food products, potassium hydroxide acts as a food thickener, pH control agent and food stabilizer. It is known in the E number system as E525.

Functions

  • pH Control,
  • Thickener,
  • Stability improvement

Applications

  • Food and Beverage Industry,
  • Food and Flavor Industry

Pharmaceutical industry

Detailed description

Pharmaceutical application of KOH is commonly in preparation of the drugs for treating high blood uric acid.

Functions

  • Chemical Reagent

Applications

  • Pharma and Fine Chemicals,
  • Pharmaceutical