Anhydrous potassium [127-08-2] Potassium acetate is used to make glass; as a softener for paper and textiles; as a drainage agent; and as a buffer. In medicine, it is used as an expectorant and diuretic. It is used as a diuretic and urinary alkalizer and works by changing the physical properties of body fluids and acting as alkali after a miscarriage.
Density: 1.57 g / cm3 (25 ° C)
Melting point: 292 ° C
PH value: 7.5 – 8.5 (50 g / l, H₂O, 20 ° C)
Bulk density: 500 kg / m3
Solubility: 2530 g / l
PH value (5%; water): 7.5 – 8.5
Chloride (Cl): ≤ 0.01%
Sulphate (SO₄): ≤ 0.005%
Heavy metals (as Pb): ≤ 0.0004%
Al (aluminum): ≤ 0.0001%
As (arsenic): ≤ 0.0002%
Fe (iron): ≤ 0.001%
Hg (mercury): ≤ 0.0001%
Na (Sodium): ≤ 0.5%
Pb (lead): ≤ 0.0002%
Labeling of hazardous chemicals and mixtures that are part of the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS). The pictograms recommended by GHS have the shape of a square set on the top. They should contain a black symbol on a white background with a red border.
Priority rules to be observed in connection with the labeling of a substance:
– the skull and crossbones, the exclamation mark pictogram should not be added.
– corrosive effect, the exclamation mark pictogram should not be added if it concerns eye or skin irritation.
– health hazard determining respiratory sensitization, the exclamation mark pictogram should not be added if it concerns skin sensitization or irritation to eyes or skin.
Source: GHS pictograms