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Potassium carbonate

BioUltra, anhydrous, ≥99.0% (T)

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Linear Formula:
K2CO3
CAS Number:
Molecular Weight:
138.21
Beilstein/REAXYS Number:
4267587
EC Number:
MDL number:
PubChem Substance ID:

product line

BioUltra

assay

≥99.0% (T)

form

powder or crystals

impurities

insoluble matter, passes filter test
≤0.001% total nitrogen (N)

pH

11.0-13.0 (25 °C, 1 M in H2O)

mp

891 °C (lit.)

solubility

H2O: 1 M at 20 °C, clear, colorless

anion traces

chloride (Cl-): ≤30 mg/kg
phosphate (PO43-): ≤20 mg/kg
silicate (as SiO2): ≤30 mg/kg
sulfate (SO42-): ≤30 mg/kg

cation traces

Al: ≤5 mg/kg
As: ≤0.1 mg/kg
Ba: ≤5 mg/kg
Bi: ≤5 mg/kg
Ca: ≤10 mg/kg
Cd: ≤5 mg/kg
Co: ≤5 mg/kg
Cr: ≤5 mg/kg
Cu: ≤5 mg/kg
Fe: ≤5 mg/kg
Li: ≤5 mg/kg
Mg: ≤5 mg/kg
Mn: ≤5 mg/kg
Mo: ≤5 mg/kg
Na: ≤200 mg/kg
Ni: ≤5 mg/kg
Pb: ≤5 mg/kg
Sr: ≤5 mg/kg
Zn: ≤5 mg/kg

λ

1 M in H2O

UV absorption

λ: 260 nm Amax: 0.03
λ: 280 nm Amax: 0.02

SMILES string

[K+].[K+].[O-]C([O-])=O

InChI

1S/CH2O3.2K/c2-1(3)4;;/h(H2,2,3,4);;/q;2*+1/p-2

InChI key

BWHMMNNQKKPAPP-UHFFFAOYSA-L

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cation traces

Al: ≤5 mg/kg, Ba: ≤5 mg/kg, Ca: ≤10 mg/kg, Co: ≤5 mg/kg, Cu: ≤5 mg/kg, Li: ≤5 mg/kg, Mn: ≤5 mg/kg, Na: ≤200 mg/kg, Pb: ≤5 mg/kg, Zn: ≤5 mg/kg, As: ≤0.1 mg/kg, Cd: ≤5 mg/kg, Fe: ≤5 mg/kg, Mo: ≤5 mg/kg, Sr: ≤5 mg/kg, Bi: ≤5 mg/kg, Mg: ≤5 mg/kg, Cr: ≤5 mg/kg, Ni: ≤5 mg/kg

cation traces

Al: ≤5 mg/kg, As: ≤1 mg/kg, Ba: ≤5 mg/kg, Bi: ≤5 mg/kg, Ca: ≤10 mg/kg, Cd: ≤5 mg/kg, Co: ≤5 mg/kg, Cr: ≤5 mg/kg, Cu: ≤5 mg/kg, Fe: ≤5 mg/kg, Li: ≤5 mg/kg, Mg: ≤5 mg/kg, Mn: ≤5 mg/kg, Mo: ≤5 mg/kg, Na: ≤200 mg/kg, Ni: ≤5 mg/kg, Pb: ≤5 mg/kg, Sr: ≤5 mg/kg, Zn: ≤5 mg/kg

cation traces

Al: ≤5 mg/kg, As: ≤0.1 mg/kg, Ba: ≤5 mg/kg, Bi: ≤5 mg/kg, Ca: ≤50 mg/kg, Cd: ≤5 mg/kg, Co: ≤5 mg/kg, Cr: ≤5 mg/kg, Cu: ≤5 mg/kg, Fe: ≤5 mg/kg, Li: ≤5 mg/kg, Mg: ≤10 mg/kg, Mn: ≤5 mg/kg, Mo: ≤5 mg/kg, Na: ≤5000 mg/kg, Ni: ≤5 mg/kg, Pb: ≤5 mg/kg, Sr: ≤5 mg/kg, Zn: ≤5 mg/kg

cation traces

Al: ≤5 mg/kg, As: ≤0.1 mg/kg, Ba: ≤5 mg/kg, Bi: ≤5 mg/kg, Ca: ≤10 mg/kg, Cd: ≤5 mg/kg, Co: ≤5 mg/kg, Cr: ≤5 mg/kg, Cu: ≤5 mg/kg, Fe: ≤5 mg/kg, Li: ≤5 mg/kg, Mg: ≤5 mg/kg, Mn: ≤5 mg/kg, Mo: ≤5 mg/kg, Na: ≤50 mg/kg, Ni: ≤5 mg/kg, Pb: ≤5 mg/kg, Sr: ≤5 mg/kg, Zn: ≤5 mg/kg

form

powder or crystals

form

powder or crystals

form

powder or crystals

form

powder or crystals

anion traces

chloride (Cl-): ≤30 mg/kg, silicate (as SiO2): ≤30 mg/kg, phosphate (PO43-): ≤20 mg/kg, sulfate (SO42-): ≤30 mg/kg

anion traces

chloride (Cl-): ≤50 mg/kg, sulfate (SO42-): ≤50 mg/kg

anion traces

chloride (Cl-): ≤50 mg/kg, sulfate (SO42-): ≤50 mg/kg

anion traces

chloride (Cl-): ≤5 mg/kg, sulfate (SO42-): ≤30 mg/kg

impurities

insoluble matter, passes filter test, ≤0.001% total nitrogen (N)

impurities

insoluble matter, passes filter test

impurities

DNases, none detected, RNases, none detected, insoluble matter, passes filter test, phosphatases, none detected, proteases, none detected

impurities

DNases, none detected, RNases, none detected, insoluble matter, passes filter test, phosphatases, none detected, proteases, none detected, ≤0.001% total nitrogen (N)

mp

891 °C (lit.)

mp

-

mp

-

mp

252.6 °C (lit.)

Application

Potassium carbonate is used to develop and study methods of nucleic acid, DNA, amino acid and peptide intercalation into structures such as into Mg-Al layered double hydroxide (hydrotalcite) capsules.

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Hazard Classifications

Eye Irrit. 2 - Skin Irrit. 2 - STOT SE 3

target_organs

Respiratory system

Storage Class

13 - Non Combustible Solids

wgk_germany

WGK 1

flash_point_f

Not applicable

flash_point_c

Not applicable

ppe

dust mask type N95 (US), Eyeshields, Gloves


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