Potassium Crucibles

High Purity K Crucibles
CAS 7440-09-7

Product Product Code Order or Specifications
(2N) 99% Potassium Crucibles K-M-02-CR Contact American Elements
(3N) 99.9% Potassium Crucibles K-M-03-CR Contact American Elements
(3N5) 99.95% Potassium Crucibles K-M-35-CR Contact American Elements

Formula CAS No. PubChem SID PubChem CID MDL No. EC No Beilstein
Re. No.
K 7440-09-7 24854713 5462222 MFCD00133776 N/A N/A [K] InChI=1S/K ZLMJMSJWJFRBEC-UHFFFAOYSA-N

PROPERTIES Mol. Wt. Appearance Density Tensile Strength Melting Point Boiling Point Thermal Conductivity Electrical Resistivity Eletronegativity Specific Heat Heat of Vaporization Heat of Fusion MSDS
39.10 Soft, silvery metal 0.862 gm/cc N/A 63.25 °C 760 °C

1.025 W/cm/K @ 298.2 K

6.15 microhm-cm @ 0°C

0.8 Paulings

0.180 Cal/g/K @ 25°C 18.9 K-Cal/gm atom at 760°C 0.574 Cal/gm mole Safety Data Sheet

Crucible Packaging, Lab QuantityAmerican Elements specializes in supplying Potassium Crucibles with a variety of dimensions including round, in numerous standard diameters and wall thicknesses. Custom configurations are available. Materials include most metals including most transition, refractory and precious metals and other advanced materials. Crucibles can also be produced from custom materials and alloys for commercial and research applications and for new proprietary technologies. Other available shapes include tubes, bar or plate form, as well as custom machined shapes and through other processes such as nanoparticles (See also application discussion at Nanotechnology Information and at Quantum Dots ) and in the form of solutions and organometallics . See research below. We also produce Potassium as rod, ingot, pieces, pellets, disc, granules, wire, and in compound forms, such as oxide. Other shapes are available by request.

Potassium (K) atomic and molecular weight, atomic number and elemental symbol Elemental PotassiumPotassium (atomic symbol: K, atomic number: 19) is a Block S, Group 1, Period 4 element with an atomic weight of 39.0983. The number of electrons in each of Potassium's shells is [2, 8, 8, 1] and its electron configuration is [Ar] 4s1. The potassium atom has a radius of 227.2 pm and a Van der Waals radius of 275 pm. Potassium was discovered and first isolated by Sir Humphrey Davy in 1807. Potassium is the seventh most abundant element on earth. It is one of the most reactive and electropositive of all metals and rapidly oxidizes. Potassium Bohr ModelAs with other alkali metals, potassium decomposes in water with the evolution of hydrogen; because of its reacts violently with water, it only occurs in nature in ionic salts. In its elemental form, potassium has a silvery gray metallic appearance, but its compounds (such as potassium hydroxide) are more frequently used in industrial and chemical applications. The origin of the element's name comes from the English word 'potash,' meaning pot ashes, and the Arabic word 'qali,' which means alkali. The symbol K originates from the Latin word 'kalium'. For more information on potassium, including properties, safety data, research, and American Elements' catalog of potassium products, visit the Potassium Information Center.

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Typical bulk packaging includes palletized plastic 5 gallon/25 kg. pails, fiber and steel drums to 1 ton super sacks in full container (FCL) or truck load (T/L) quantities. Research and sample quantities and hygroscopic, oxidizing or other air sensitive materials may be packaged under argon or vacuum. Shipping documentation includes a Certificate of Analysis and Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS). Solutions are packaged in polypropylene, plastic or glass jars up to palletized 440 gallon liquid totes.

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Recent Research & Development for Potassium

  • Jorge Omar Gil Posada, Peter J. Hall, Post-hoc comparisons among iron electrode formulations based on bismuth, bismuth sulphide, iron sulphide, and potassium sulphide under strong alkaline conditions, Journal of Power Sources, Volume 268, 5 December 2014
  • Renan Azevedo da Rocha, Carolina Leão Quintanilha, Thayná Viana Lanxin, Júlio Carlos Afonso, Cláudio Augusto Vianna, Valdir Gante, José Luiz Mantovano, Production of potassium manganate and barium manganate from spent zinc–MnO2 dry cells via fusion with potassium hydroxide, Journal of Power Sources, Volume 268, 5 December 2014
  • Kaiyou Zhang, Hong Chen, Xue Wang, Donglin Guo, Chenguo Hu, Shuxia Wang, Junliang Sun, Qiang Leng, Synthesis and structure determination of potassium copper selenide nanowires and solid-state supercapacitor application, Journal of Power Sources, Volume 268, 5 December 2014
  • Elena Yazhenskikh, Tatjana Jantzen, Klaus Hack, Michael Müller, Critical thermodynamic evaluation of oxide systems relevant to fuel ashes and slags: Potassium oxide–magnesium oxide–silica, Calphad, Volume 47, December 2014
  • Qingxin Meng, Xiangda Meng, Huishun Chen, Zhongxiang Zhou, Changes in the electroholographic properties of a paraelectric potassium lithium tantalate niobate crystal by electrostriction, Optics Communications, Volume 331, 15 November 2014
  • Xiaojing Cheng, Jiagang Wu, Ting Zheng, Xiaopeng Wang, Binyu Zhang, Dingquan Xiao, Jianguo Zhu, Xiangjian Wang, Xiaojie Lou, Rhombohedral–tetragonal phase coexistence and piezoelectric properties based on potassium–sodium niobate ternary system, Journal of Alloys and Compounds, Volume 610, 15 October 2014
  • Tangyuan Li, Huiqing Fan, Changbai Long, Guangzhi Dong, Sheji Sun, Defect dipoles and electrical properties of magnesium B-site substituted sodium potassium niobates, Journal of Alloys and Compounds, Volume 609, 5 October 2014
  • Caijun Shi, Jianming Yang, Nan Yang, Yuan Chang, Effect of waterglass on water stability of potassium magnesium phosphate cement paste, Cement and Concrete Composites, Volume 53, October 2014
  • F. Askari, E. Ghasemi, B. Ramezanzadeh, M. Mahdavian, Mechanistic approach for evaluation of the corrosion inhibition of potassium zinc phosphate pigment on the steel surface: Application of surface analysis and electrochemical techniques, Dyes and Pigments, Volume 109, October 2014
  • Yawen Wang, Fangfang Duo, Shiqi Peng, Falong Jia, Caimei Fan, Potassium iodate assisted synthesis of titanium dioxide nanoparticles with superior water-dispersibility, Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, Volume 430, 15 September 2014
  • Il Seok Chae, Miso Kim, Yong Soo Kang, Sang Wook Kang, Enhanced CO2 carrier activity of potassium cation with fluorosilicate anions for facilitated transport membranes, Journal of Membrane Science, Volume 466, 15 September 2014
  • Takuya Wada, Takuya Yasutake, Akira Nakasuga, Taro Kinumoto, Tomoki Tumura, Masahiro Toyoda, Preparation of few-layer graphene by the hydroxylation of a potassium–graphite intercalation compound, Carbon, Volume 76, September 2014
  • Wenjuan Wu, Jing Li, Dingquan Xiao, Min Chen, Yingchun Ding, Chuanqi Liu, Defect dipoles-driven ferroelectric behavior in potassium sodium niobate ceramics, Ceramics International, Volume 40, Issue 8, Part B, September 2014
  • Yongshan Tan, Hongfa Yu, Ying Li, Chengyou Wu, Jinmei Dong, Jing Wen, Magnesium potassium phosphate cement prepared by the byproduct of magnesium oxide after producing Li2CO3 from salt lakes, Ceramics International, Volume 40, Issue 8, Part B, September 2014
  • Xiaoxin Zhang, Qingzhi Yan, Shaoting Lang, Min Xia, Changchun Ge, Basic thermal–mechanical properties and thermal shock, fatigue resistance of swaged + rolled potassium doped tungsten, Journal of Nuclear Materials, Volume 452, Issues 1–3, September 2014
  • J.X. Liao, X.B. Wei, Z.Q. Xu, P. Wang, Effect of potassium-doped concentration on structures and dielectric performance of barium-strontium-titanate films, Vacuum, Volume 107, September 2014
  • Chung-Yul Yoo, Si Young Jang, Jong Hoon Joo, Ji Haeng Yu, Jong-Nam Kim, Soft chemical synthesis and the role of potassium pentahydrogen bis(phosphate) in a proton conducting composite electrolyte based on potassium dihydrogen phosphate, Journal of Power Sources, Volume 260, 15 August 2014
  • Justyna L. Kowal, Julia K. Kowal, Dalin Wu, Henning Stahlberg, Cornelia G. Palivan, Wolfgang P. Meier, Functional surface engineering by nucleotide-modulated potassium channel insertion into polymer membranes attached to solid supports, Biomaterials, Volume 35, Issue 26, August 2014
  • Rajan Singh, Pankaj K. Patro, A.R. Kulkarni, C.S. Harendranath, Synthesis of nano-crystalline potassium sodium niobate ceramic using mechanochemical activation, Ceramics International, Volume 40, Issue 7, Part B, August 2014
  • Nikolas T. Weissmueller, Heiko A. Schiffter, Andrew J. Pollard, A. Cuneyt Tas, Molten salt synthesis of potassium-containing hydroxyapatite microparticles used as protein substrate, Materials Letters, Volume 128, 1 August 2014