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Potassium Dioxide

CAS #:

Linear Formula:

KO2

MDL Number:

MFCD00082411

EC No.:

234-746-5

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Potassium Dioxide
K-OX2-01
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Potassium Dioxide Properties (Theoretical)

Compound Formula KO2
Molecular Weight 71.1
Appearance Light yellow powder or chunks
Melting Point N/A
Boiling Point N/A
Density N/A
Exact Mass 70.953536
Monoisotopic Mass 70.953536

Potassium Dioxide Health & Safety Information

Signal Word Danger
Hazard Statements H271-H314-H318
Hazard Codes N/A
Precautionary Statements P221-P283-P210-P260-P303+P361+P353-P305+P351+P338-P301+P330+P331-P306+P360-P405-P501a
Flash Point Not applicable
RTECS Number TT6053000
Transport Information UN 2466 5.1 / PGI
WGK Germany 3
GHS Pictograms
MSDS / SDS

About Potassium Dioxide

Potassium Dioxide is a highly insoluble thermally stable Potassium source suitable for glass, optic and ceramic applications. Oxide compounds are not conductive to electricity. However, certain perovskite structured oxides are electronically conductive finding application in the cathode of solid oxide fuel cells and oxygen generation systems. They are compounds containing at least one oxygen anion and one metallic cation. They are typically insoluble in aqueous solutions (water) and extremely stable making them useful in ceramic structures as simple as producing clay bowls to advanced electronics and in light weight structural components in aerospace and electrochemical applications such as fuel cells in which they exhibit ionic conductivity. Metal oxide compounds are basic anhydrides and can therefore react with acids and with strong reducing agents in redox reactions. Potassium Oxide is also available in pellets, pieces, sputtering targets, tablets, and nanopowder (from American Elements' nanoscale production facilities). Potassium Dioxide is generally immediately available in most volumes. Ultra high purity, high purity, submicron and nanopowder forms may be considered. American Elements produces to many standard grades when applicable, including Mil Spec (military grade); ACS, Reagent and Technical Grade; Food, Agricultural and Pharmaceutical Grade; Optical Grade, USP and EP/BP (European Pharmacopoeia/British Pharmacopoeia) and follows applicable ASTM testing standards. Typical and custom packaging is available. Additional technical, research and safety (MSDS) information is available as is a Reference Calculator for converting relevant units of measurement.

Potassium Dioxide Synonyms

Potassium superoxide; potassium oxide, super;

Chemical Identifiers

Linear Formula KO2
MDL Number MFCD00082411
EC No. 234-746-5
Beilstein Registry No. N/A
Pubchem CID 23676566
IUPAC Name dipotassium hydroxide
SMILES [O-][O].[K+]
InchI Identifier InChI=1S/K.HO2/c;1-2/h;1H/q+1;/p-1
InchI Key DUPSQGGNCHNYTQ-UHFFFAOYSA-M

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 Elements

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.

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