Potassium Hydroxide Granules Pharmaceutical Grade (Ph.)

Potassium Hydroxide Granules Pharmaceutical Grade (Ph.)
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Potassium hydroxide granules of pharmaceutical quality (Ph.) - the product is a highly corrosive inorganic compound from the group of alkalis. The potassium base is strongly hygroscopic and the dissolution process is exothermic with the release of heat. The product meets the quality requirements specified for pharmaceutical raw materials. It is used in the production of medical devices, medicines and in dermatological cosmetics. In the cosmetics industry it is used for the production of potassium soap and pH regulation.

Potassium hydroxide granules of pharmaceutical quality (Ph.) - it is a very soluble hydroxide with the chemical formula KOH. Potassium base in solid form is used in industry, chemical analytics, pharmaceutical for the preparation of aqueous solutions (e.g. 50%). Potassium hydroxide solutions are also used to adjust the pH. Pharmaceutical potassium hydroxide is used in the technology of producing gels and eye drops with a higher viscosity.

Other uses:

  • Production of medical devices (removal of skin lesions caused by "mollus contagiosum"
  • The aqueous KOH solution absorbs carbon dioxide from the air
  • Diagnosing fungal infections
  • Food industry (pH regulator)
  • In household chemistry, production of cleaning agents and deblocking liquids
  • Production of soft soaps, e.g. "Sapo kalinus"
  • Production of "Soap alcohol" (used in pharmacy recipes)
  • An ingredient of depilatory and hair modeling preparations
  • A component of means for removing cuticles around the nails
Synonyms: Potassium base, caustic potash, Potassium Hydroxide
Molar mass: 56.11 g/mol
Main ingredient content: > 89%
External appearance: white granules, strongly hygroscopic
Density: 2.044 g/cm3
Solubility in water at 20 °C: unlimited
Carbonate content: < 2.0%
Chloride content: ≤ 50ppm
Sulfate content: ≤ 15ppm
Phosphate content: ≤ 20ppm
Iron content: ≤ 10ppm
Mercury content: ≤ 0.1ppm
Aluminum content: ≤ 0.2ppm
Heavy metal content (Pb): ≤ 10ppm
Sodium (Na) content: ≤ 1.0%
Hazard statements:
H290 May be corrosive to metals.
H302 Harmful if swallowed.
H314 Causes severe skin burns and eye damage.

Precautionary statements:
P260 Do not breathe dust.
P280 Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection.
P303 + P361 + P353 IF ON SKIN (or hair): Remove/Take off immediately all contaminated clothing. Rinse skin under running water or shower.
P305 + P351 + P338 IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing.
P310 Immediately call a POISON CENTER/doctor.
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