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Potassium Crucibles

High Purity K Crucibles
CAS 7440-09-7

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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 Model As 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 element page.

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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

  • G protein-gated inwardly rectifying potassium channel subunits 1 and 2 are down-regulated in rat dorsal root ganglion neurons and spinal cord after peripheral axotomy. 2015 Jul 22 Lyu C, Mulder J, Barde S, Sahlholm K, Zeberg H, Nilsson J, Århem P, Hökfelt T, Fried K, Shi TS. Mol Pain. 2015 Jul 22
  • Substance P Depolarizes Lamprey Spinal Cord Neurons by Inhibiting Background Potassium Channels. 2015 Jul 21 Thörn Pérez C, Hill RH, Grillner S. PLoS One. 2015 Jul 21
  • The Outwardly Rectifying Current of Layer 5 Neocortical Neurons that was Originally Identified as "Non-Specific Cationic" Is Essentially a Potassium Current. 2015 Jul 21 Revah O, Libman L, Fleidervish IA, Gutnick MJ. PLoS One. 2015 Jul 21
  • Potassium tris(triflyl)methide (KCTf3): a broadly applicable promoter for cationic metal catalysis. 2015 Jul 20 Han J, Lu Z, Wang W, Hammond GB, Xu B. Chem Commun (Camb). 2015 Jul 20
  • Binding of c-di-AMP to the Staphylococcus aureus sensor kinase KdpD occurs via the USP domain and down-regulates the expression of the Kdp potassium transporter. 2015 Jul 20 Moscoso JA, Schramke H, Zhang Y, Tosi T, Dehbi A, Jung K, Gründling A. J Bacteriol. 2015 Jul 20
  • Calcium-activated potassium current: parallels in cardiac development and disease. 2015 Jul 17 Liebau S, Louch WE. Acta Physiol (Oxf). 2015 Jul 17
  • Isotropic Negative Area Compressibility over Large Pressure Range in Potassium Beryllium Fluoroborate and its Potential Applications in Deep Ultraviolet Region. 2015 Jul 17 Jiang X, Luo S, Kang L, Gong P, Yao W, Huang H, Li W, Huang R, Wang W, Li Y, Li X, Wu X, Lu P, Li L, Chen C, Lin Z. Adv Mater. 2015 Jul 17
  • Estrogen suppresses epileptiform activity by enhancing Kv4.2-mediated transient outward potassium currents in primary hippocampal neurons. 2015 Jul 16 Zhang Y, Huang Y, Liu X, Wang G, Wang X, Wang Y. Int J Mol Med. 2015 Jul 16
  • Inhibition of Schistosoma mansoni ether-a-go-go related gene-encoded potassium channels leads to hypermotility and impaired egg production. 2015 Jul 15 Parker-Manuel SJ, Hahnel S, Grevelding CG. Exp Parasitol. 2015 Jul 15
  • The molecular pathway of ATP-sensitive potassium channel in endothelial cells for mediating arteriole relaxation. 2015 Jul 15 Chen X, Han W, Zhang Y, Cui W, Pan Z, Jin X, Long C, Wang H. Life Sci. 2015 Jul 15