Potassium Ethoxide CAS 917-58-8

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Name: Potassium Ethoxide

Cas: 917-58-8

Purity: 99%min


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Chemical Structure

Molecular formula of potassium ethoxide

Basic Info:

CAS No:917-58-8
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General Description:

Potassium ethanol (CAS 917-58-8) is an organic compound with the chemical formula C2H5KO and a molecular weight of 86.13. It is a white or light yellow powder that dissolves easily in water. Potassium ethoxide is used as a catalyst in organic synthesis and in the production of chemicals and pharmaceuticals. Due to its strong alkaline nature, it needs to be used with care and safety.

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As a commonly used organic compound, potassium ethanol has a wide range of applications in different fields. The following are the uses of potassium ethanol as a raw material:

  1. Organic synthesis field: Potassium ethanol is a commonly used catalyst for the synthesis of organic compounds such as ethers, esters, aldehydes and ketones.
  2. Chemicals field: Potassium ethanol can be used to produce chemicals such as organic acid salts, organic sulfides, organic nitrides, etc.
  3. Pharmaceutical field: potassium ethanol can be used in the production of certain drugs, such as antibiotics, analgesics, antipyretics, etc.
  4. Other fields: Potassium ethanol can also be used in the preparation of certain materials such as paints, resins, plastics, etc., and as a catalyst for certain metal surface treatments, etc.

It should be noted that potassium ethanol is strongly alkaline and needs to be used safely to avoid contact with skin and eyes to avoid irritation and injury.

Safety Precautions for Potassium Ethanol

  1. Potassium ethanol is strongly alkaline and requires protective equipment such as protective gloves and goggles when used to avoid contact with skin and eyes to avoid irritation and injury.
  2. When handling potassium ethanol, it is necessary to do so in a well-ventilated environment to avoid inhalation of the harmful gases it produces.
  3. Potassium ethanol needs to be stored in a dry, cool and ventilated place, away from fire and oxidizing agents to avoid moisture and oxidation.
  4. When transporting potassium ethanol, protective measures need to be taken to avoid collisions, friction and high temperatures to avoid leakage and accidents.
  5. In case of inadvertent contact with potassium ethanol, flush the skin or eyes with plenty of water immediately and seek medical attention promptly.

Related References

  1. Parkash, R., Ahluwalia, S.C. & Paul, R.C. Heats of solution and neutralization of protonic acids and bases in ethanol. Monatsh Chem 115, 135–140 (1984). 
  2. Wang ML, Rajendran V. Ethoxylation of p-chloronitrobenzene using phase-transfer catalysts by ultrasound irradiation: a kinetic study. Ultrason Sonochem. 2007 Mar;14(3):368-74. doi: 10.1016/j.ultsonch.2006.07.007. Epub 2006 Sep 11. PMID: 16963307.
  3. Potassium ethoxide – Wikipedia

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