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Potassium ethylate

EINECS 213-029-0
CAS No. 917-58-8 Density 0.894 g/mL at 25 °C
Solubility reacts with water Melting Point 250 °C (dec.)
Formula C2H5KO Boiling Point 72.6 °C at 760 mmHg
Molecular Weight 84.16 Flash Point 8.9 °C
Transport Information UN 3274 3/PG 2 Appearance solid
Safety 8-16-26-43-45-36/37/39 Risk Codes 11-14-34
Molecular Structure Molecular Structure of 917-58-8 (Ethanol, potassium salt(1:1)) Hazard Symbols FlammableF,CorrosiveC

Ethanol,potassium salt (9CI);Ethyl alcohol, potassium salt (8CI);Potassium ethoxide(6CI,7CI);Potassium ethanolate;


Potassium ethylate Chemical Properties

Molecular Structure of Potassium ethanolate (CAS NO.917-58-8):

IUPAC Name: Potassium ethanolate 
Molecular Formula: C2H5KO
Molecular Weight: 84.15
EINECS: 213-029-0
Melting Point: 250 °C (dec.)
Density: 0.894 g/mL at 25 °C
Flash Point: 8.9 °C
Enthalpy of Vaporization: 38.56 kJ/mol
Boiling Point: 72.6 °C at 760 mmHg
Vapour Pressure: 82.8 mmHg at 25 °C 
Storage temp.: Flammables area
Sensitive: Moisture Sensitive 
Appearance: light yellow to tan powder.
Canonical SMILES: CC[O-].[K+]
InChI: InChI=1S/C2H5O.K/c1-2-3;/h2H2,1H3;/q-1;+1
Classification Code: TSCA Flag P [A commenced PMN (Premanufacture Notice) substance]  
Stability: Stable, but highly flammable. Reacts violently with water. Contact with damp air may lead to heating of the solid, which could in turn ignite it, or materials with which it is in contact. Incompatible with air, water, moisture, acids, acid chlorides, acid anhydrides, oxidizing agents, reducing agents.

Potassium ethylate Uses

 Potassium ethanolate (CAS NO. 917-58-8) is used in pharmaceutical raw materials and raw materials for organic synthesis.

Potassium ethylate Safety Profile

May ignite in moist air. Reacts with H2O to form EtOH and KOH. When heated to decomposition it emits flammable and toxic fumes of H2 and C2H4.
Safety Information of Potassium ethanolate (CAS NO.917-58-8):
Hazard Codes: FlammableF,CorrosiveC
Risk Statements: 11-14-34 
R11:Highly flammable. 
R14 :Reacts violently with water. 
R34:Causes burns.
Safety Statements: 8-16-26-43-45-36/37/39
S8:Keep container dry. 
S16:Keep away from sources of ignition. 
S26: In case of contact with eyes, rinse immediately with plenty of water and seek medical advice. 
S43:In case of fire use ... (there follows the type of fire-fighting equipment to be used.) 
S45:In case of accident or if you feel unwell, seek medical advice immediately (show the label whenever possible.) 
S36/37/39:Wear suitable protective clothing, gloves and eye/face protection.
RIDADR: UN 3274 3/PG 2
WGK Germany: 1
HazardClass: 3
PackingGroup: II 

Potassium ethylate Specification

 Potassium ethanolate (CAS NO.917-58-8), its Synonyms are Ethanol, potassium salt ; Ethanol, potassium salt (1:1) ; Potassium ethoxide ;  .

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