Potassium Crucibles

CAS #

K

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Properties

Molecular Weight 39.1
Appearance Soft, silvery metal
Melting Point 63.25 °C
Boiling Point 760 °C
Density 0.862 g/cm3
Thermal Expansion

(25 °C) 83.3 µm/(m·K)

Poisson Ratio N/A
Vickers Hardness N/A
Young's Modulus 3.53 GPa
Tensile Strength N/A
Thermal Conductivity 1.025 W/cm/K @ 298.2 K
Electronegativity 0.8 Paulings
Specific Heat 0.180 Cal/g/K @ 25°C
Heat of Vaporization 18.9 K-Cal/gm atom at 760°C
Heat of Fusion 0.574 Cal/gm mole

Health & Safety Information

Signal Word Danger
Hazard Statements H260-H314
Hazard Codes F,C
Risk Codes 14/15-34
Safety Statements 8-43-45
RTECS Number N/A
Transport Information UN 2257 4.3/PG 1
WGK Germany 1

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SAFETY DATA SHEET

Date Accessed: 02/05/2016
Date Revised: 05/15/2015

SECTION 1. IDENTIFICATION

Product Name: Potassium Crucibles

Product Number: All applicable American Elements product codes, e.g. K-M-02-CR, K-M-03-CR, K-M-35-CR

CAS #: 7440-09-7

Relevant identified uses of the substance: Scientific research and development

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SECTION 2. HAZARDS IDENTIFICATION

Classification of the substance or mixture
GHS Classification in accordance with 29 CFR 1910 (OSHA HCS)
Substances and mixtures, which in contact with water, emit flammable gases(Category 1), H260
Skin corrosion(Category 1A), H314
Serious eye damage(Category 1), H318
Carcinogenicity(Category 1A), H350
For the full text of the H-Statements mentioned in this Section, see Section 16.
GHS Label elements, including precautionary statements
Pictogram

Flame - GHS02 Health Hazard - GHS08 Corrosion - GHS05

GHS02 GHS08 GHS05
Signal word
Danger
Hazard statement(s)
H260
In contact with water releases flammable gases which may ignite spontaneously.
H314
Causes severe skin burns and eye damage.
H318
Causes serious eye damage.
H350
May cause cancer.
Precautionary statement(s)
P201
Obtain special instructions before use.
P202
Do not handle until all safety precautions have been read and understood.
P223
Keep away from any possible contact with water, because of violent reaction and possible flash fire.
P231 + P232
Handle under inert gas. Protect from moisture.
P260
Do not breathe dust or mist.
P264
Wash skin thoroughly after handling.
P280
Wear protective gloves/ protective clothing/ eye protection/ face protection.
P281
Use personal protective equipment as required.
P301 + P330 + P331
IF SWALLOWED: Rinse mouth. Do NOT induce vomiting.
P303 + P361 + P353
IF ON SKIN (or hair): Remove/ Take off immediately all contaminated clothing. Rinse skin with water/ shower.
P304 + P340 + P310
IF INHALED: Remove victim to fresh air and keep at rest in a position comfortable for breathing. Immediately call a POISON CENTER or doctor/ physician.
P305 + P351 + P338 + P310
IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing. Immediately call a POISON CENTER or doctor/ physician.
P308 + P313
IF exposed or concerned: Get medical advice/ attention.
P335 + P334
Brush off loose particles from skin. Immerse in cool water/ wrap in wet bandages.
P363
Wash contaminated clothing before reuse.
P370 + P378
In case of fire: Use dry sand, dry chemical or alcohol-resistant foam for extinction.
P402 + P404
Store in a dry place. Store in a closed container.
P405
Store locked up.
P501
Dispose of contents/ container to an approved waste disposal plant.
Hazards not otherwise classified (HNOC) or not covered by GHS
Reacts violently with water.
May form explosive peroxides.


SECTION 3. COMPOSITION/INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS

Formula: K
Molecular weight: 39.10 g/mol
Hazardous components
Component
Potassium
CAS-No.
7440-09-7
EC-No.
231-119-8
Index-No.
019-001-00-2
Classification
Water-react.1; Skin Corr.1A; Eye Dam.1; H260, H314
Concentration
>=90-<=100%

Paraffin oils
CAS-No.
8012-95-1
EC-No.
232-384-2
Classification
Carc.1A; H350
Concentration
>=1-<5%
For the full text of the H-Statements mentioned in this Section, see Section 16.


SECTION 4. FIRST AID MEASURES

Description of first aid measures
General advice
Consult a physician. Show this safety data sheet to the doctor in attendance.
Move out of dangerous area.
If inhaled
If breathed in, move person into fresh air. If not breathing, give artificial respiration. Consult a physician.
In case of skin contact
Take off contaminated clothing and shoes immediately. Wash off with soap and plenty of water. Consult a physician.
In case of eye contact
Rinse thoroughly with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes and consult a physician.
Continue rinsing eyes during transport to hospital.
If swallowed
Do NOT induce vomiting. Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person. Rinse mouth with water. Consult a physician.
Most important symptoms and effects, both acute and delayed
The most important known symptoms and effects are described in the labelling (see section 2) and/or in section 11
Indication of any immediate medical attention and special treatment needed
No data available


SECTION 5. FIREFIGHTING MEASURES

Extinguishing media
Suitable extinguishing media
Dry powder
Special hazards arising from the substance or mixture
Carbon oxides, Potassium oxides
Advice for firefighters
Wear self-contained breathing apparatus for firefighting if necessary.
Further information
No data available


SECTION 6. ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES

Personal precautions, protective equipment and emergency procedures
Use personal protective equipment. Avoid dust formation. Avoid breathing vapours, mist or gas. Ensure adequate ventilation. Evacuate personnel to safe areas. Avoid breathing dust.
For personal protection see section 8.
Environmental precautions
Prevent further leakage or spillage if safe to do so. Do not let product enter drains.
Methods and materials for containment and cleaning up
Sweep up and shovel. Contain spillage, and then collect with an electrically protected vacuum cleaner or by wet-brushing and place in container for disposal according to local regulations (see section 13). Do not flush with water.
Keep in suitable, closed containers for disposal.
Reference to other sections
For disposal see section 13.


SECTION 7. HANDLING AND STORAGE

Precautions for safe handling
Avoid formation of dust and aerosols.
Further processing of solid materials may result in the formation of combustible dusts. The potential for combustible dust formation should be taken into consideration before additional processing occurs.
Provide appropriate exhaust ventilation at places where dust is formed.Keep away from sources of ignition -No smoking.
For precautions see section 2.
Conditions for safe storage, including any incompatibilities
Keep container tightly closed in a dry and well-ventilated place.
Never allow product to get in contact with water during storage.
Handle and store under inert gas.
Storage class (TRGS 510): Hazardous materials, which set free flammable gases upon contact with water
Specific end use(s)
Apart from the uses mentioned in section 1 no other specific uses are stipulated


SECTION 8. EXPOSURE CONTROLS/PERSONAL PROTECTION

Additional information about design of technical systems:
Properly operating chemical fume hood designed for hazardous chemicals and having an average face velocity of at least 100 feet per minute.
Control parameters
Components with limit values that require monitoring at the workplace:
The product does not contain any relevant quantities of materials with critical values that have to be monitored at the workplace.
Additional information:
No data
Exposure controls
Personal protective equipment
General protective and hygienic measures
The usual precautionary measures for handling chemicals should be followed.
Keep away from foodstuffs, beverages and feed.
Remove all soiled and contaminated clothing immediately.
Wash hands before breaks and at the end of work.
Avoid contact with the eyes and skin.


SECTION 9. PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES

Information on basic physical and chemical properties
Appearance
Form: Solid
Colour: grey
Odour
No data available
Odour Threshold
No data available
pH
No data available
Melting point/freezing point
Melting point/range: 64 °C (147 °F)
Initial boiling point and boiling range
774 °C (1,425 °F) at 1,013 hPa (760 mmHg)
Flash point
No data available
Evaporation rate
No data available
Flammability (solid, gas)
No data available
Upper/lower flammability or explosive limits
No data available
Vapour pressure
0.12 hPa (0.09 mmHg) at 260 °C (500 °F)
Vapour density
No data available
Relative density
0.860 g/cm3
Water solubility
No data available
Partition coefficient: n-octanol/water
No data available
Auto-ignition temperature
No data available
Decomposition temperature
No data available
Viscosity
No data available
Explosive properties
No data available
Oxidizing properties
No data available
Other safety information
No data available


SECTION 10. STABILITY AND REACTIVITY

Reactivity
No data available
Chemical stability
Stable under recommended storage conditions.
Possibility of hazardous reactions
Reacts violently with water.
Conditions to avoid
Exposure to moisture
Incompatible materials
Oxidizing agents, Strong oxidizing agents, Carbon oxides, Reacts violently with water., Reacts with water to generate Hydrogen gas.
Hazardous decomposition products
Other decomposition products-No data available
In the event of fire: see section 5


SECTION 11. TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION

Information on toxicological effects
Acute toxicity
No data available
Inhalation: No data available
Dermal: No data available
No data available
Skin corrosion/irritation
No data available
Serious eye damage/eye irritation
No data available
Respiratory or skin sensitisation
No data available
Germ cell mutagenicity
No data available
Carcinogenicity
IARC:
1-Group 1: Carcinogenic to humans(Paraffin oils)
NTP:
Known to be human carcinogen
The reference note has been added by TD based on the background information of the NTP.
(Paraffin oils)
OSHA:
No component of this product present at levels greater than or equal to 0.1% is identified as a
carcinogen or potential carcinogen by OSHA.
Reproductive toxicity
No data available
No data available
Specific target organ toxicity -single exposure
No data available
Specific target organ toxicity -repeated exposure
No data available
Aspiration hazard
No data available
Additional Information
RTECS: Not available
Material is extremely destructive to tissue of the mucous membranes and upper respiratory tract, eyes, and skin., spasm, inflammation and edema of the larynx, spasm, inflammation and edema of the bronchi, pneumonitis, pulmonary edema, burning sensation, Cough, wheezing, laryngitis, Shortness of breath, Headache, Nausea


SECTION 12. ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION

Toxicity
No data available
Persistence and degradability
No data available
Bioaccumulative potential
No data available
Mobility in soil
No data available
Results of PBT and vPvB assessment
PBT/vPvB assessment not available as chemical safety assessment not required/not conducted
Other adverse effects
No data available


SECTION 13. DISPOSAL CONSIDERATIONS

Waste treatment methods
Product
Burn in a chemical incinerator equipped with an afterburner and scrubber but exert extra care in igniting as this material is highly flammable.
Offer surplus and non-recyclable solutions to a licensed disposal company.
Contact a licensed professional waste disposal service to dispose of this material.
Dissolve or mix the material with a combustible solvent and burn in a chemical incinerator equipped with an afterburner and scrubber.
Contaminated packaging
Dispose of as unused product.


SECTION 14. TRANSPORT INFORMATION

DOT (US)
UN number: 2257
Class: 4.3
Packing group: I
Proper shipping name: Potassium
Reportable Quantity (RQ):
Poison Inhalation Hazard: No
IMDG
UN number: 2257
Class: 4.3
Packing group: I
EMS-No: F-G, S-N
Proper shipping name: POTASSIUM
IATA
UN number: 2257
Class: 4.3
Packing group: I
Proper shipping name: Potassium
IATA Passenger: Not permitted for transport


SECTION 15. REGULATORY INFORMATION

SARA 302 Components
No chemicals in this material are subject to the reporting requirements of SARA Title III, Section 302.
SARA 313 Components
This material does not contain any chemical components with known CAS numbers that exceed the threshold (De Minimis) reporting levels established by SARA Title III, Section 313.
SARA 311/312 Hazards
Reactivity Hazard, Acute Health Hazard, Chronic Health Hazard
Massachusetts Right To Know Components
Potassium
CAS-No.
7440-09-7
Revision Date
1993-04-24
Paraffin oils
8012-95-1
2007-03-01
Pennsylvania Right To Know Components
Potassium
CAS-No.
7440-09-7
Revision Date
1993-04-24
Paraffin oils
8012-95-1
2007-03-01
New Jersey Right To Know Components
Potassium
CAS-No.
7440-09-7
Revision Date
1993-04-24
Paraffin oils
8012-95-1
2007-03-01
California Prop. 65 Components
WARNING! This product contains a chemical known to the State of California to cause cancer.
Paraffin oils


16. OTHER INFORMATION

Safety Data Sheet according to Regulation (EC) No. 1907/2006 (REACH). The above information is believed to be correct but does not purport to be all inclusive and shall be used only as a guide. The information in this document is based on the present state of our knowledge and is applicable to the product with regard to appropriate safety precautions. It does not represent any guarantee of the properties of the product. American Elements shall not be held liable for any damage resulting from handling or from contact with the above product. See reverse side of invoice or packing slip for additional terms and conditions of sale. COPYRIGHT 1997-2016 AMERICAN ELEMENTS. LICENSED GRANTED TO MAKE UNLIMITED PAPER COPIES FOR INTERNAL USE ONLY.

About

American 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.

Synonyms

N/A

Chemical Identifiers

Formula K
CAS 7440-09-7
Pubchem CID 5462222
MDL MFCD00133776
EC No. N/A
Beilstein Registry No. N/A
SMILES [K]
InchI Identifier InChI=1S/K
InchI Key ZLMJMSJWJFRBEC-UHFFFAOYSA-N

Packaging Specifications

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 Safety Data Sheet (SDS). Solutions are packaged in polypropylene, plastic or glass jars up to palletized 440 gallon liquid totes, and 36,000 lb. tanker trucks.

Related Products & Element Information

Elemental PotassiumSee more Potassium products. Potassium (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. 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.Potassium Bohr Model 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.

Recent Research

Preparation of cube micrometer potassium niobate (KNbO3) by hydrothermal method and sonocatalytic degradation of organic dye., Zhang, Hongbo, Wei Chunsheng, Huang Yingying, and Wang Jun , Ultrason Sonochem, 2016 May, Volume 30, p.61-9, (2016)

Catalytic effect of potassium in Na1-xKxCdPb3(PO4)3 to detect mercury (II) in fish and seawater using a carbon paste electrode., Lahrich, S, Manoun B, and Mhammedi M A. El , Talanta, 2016 Mar 1, Volume 149, p.158-67, (2016)

High potassium level during pregnancy is associated with future cardiovascular morbidity., Wolak, Talya, Shoham-Vardi Ilana, Sergienko Ruslan, and Sheiner Eyal , J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med, 2016 Mar, Volume 29, Issue 6, p.1021-4, (2016)

Evidence for glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor signaling to activate ATP-sensitive potassium channels in pancreatic beta cells., Kwon, Hye-Jung, Park Hyun-Sun, Park Sung-Hee, Park Jae-Hyung, Shin Su-Kyung, Song Seung Eun, Hwang Meeyul, Cho Ho-Chan, and Song Dae-Kyu , Biochem Biophys Res Commun, 2016 Jan 8, Volume 469, Issue 2, p.216-21, (2016)

Decreased voltage-gated potassium currents in rat dorsal root ganglion neurons after chronic constriction injury., Xiao, Yun, Wu Yang, Zhao Bo, and Xia Zhongyuan , Neuroreport, 2016 Jan 20, Volume 27, Issue 2, p.104-9, (2016)

Sensory characterisation and consumer acceptability of potassium chloride and sunflower oil addition in small-caliber non-acid fermented sausages with a reduced content of sodium chloride and fat., Mora-Gallego, Héctor, Guàrdia Maria Dolors, Serra Xavier, Gou Pere, and Arnau Jacint , Meat Sci, 2016 Feb, Volume 112, p.9-15, (2016)

A novel technique using potassium permanganate and reflectance confocal microscopy to image biofilm extracellular polymeric matrix reveals non-eDNA networks in Pseudomonas aeruginosa biofilms., Swearingen, Matthew C., Mehta Ajeet, Mehta Amar, Nistico Laura, Hill Preston J., Falzarano Anthony R., Wozniak Daniel J., Hall-Stoodley Luanne, and Stoodley Paul , Pathog Dis, 2016 Feb, Volume 74, Issue 1, (2016)

Convergent phosphomodulation of the major neuronal dendritic potassium channel Kv4.2 by pituitary adenylate cyclase-activating polypeptide., Gupte, Raeesa P., Kadunganattil Suraj, Shepherd Andrew J., Merrill Ronald, Planer William, Bruchas Michael R., Strack Stefan, and Mohapatra Durga P. , Neuropharmacology, 2016 Feb, Volume 101, p.291-308, (2016)

Salivary levels of calcium, phosphorus, potassium, albumin and correlation with serum biomarkers in hemodialysis patients., Rodrigues, Vandilson P., Franco Mayra M., Marques Consuelo P. C., de Carvalho Rosana C. C., Leite Sandra A. M., Pereira Antonio L. A., and Benatti Bruno B. , Arch Oral Biol, 2016 Feb, Volume 62, p.58-63, (2016)

Engineered Ionic Gates for Ion Conduction Based on Sodium and Potassium Activated Nanochannels., Liu, Qian, Xiao Kai, Wen Liping, Lu Heng, Liu Yahui, Kong Xiang-Yu, Xie Ganhua, Zhang Zhen, Bo Zhishan, and Jiang Lei , J Am Chem Soc, 2015 Sep 23, Volume 137, Issue 37, p.11976-83, (2015)