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Potassium Formate

CAS #:

Linear Formula:

CHKO2

MDL Number:

MFCD00013100

EC No.:

209-677-9

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PRODUCT Product Code ORDER SAFETY DATA TECHNICAL DATA
(2N) 99% Potassium Formate
K-FMAT-02
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(2N5) 99.5% Potassium Formate
K-FMAT-025
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(3N) 99.9% Potassium Formate
K-FMAT-03
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(3N5) 99.95% Potassium Formate
K-FMAT-035
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(4N) 99.99% Potassium Formate
K-FMAT-04
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(5N) 99.999% Potassium Formate
K-FMAT-05
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Potassium Formate Properties

Compound Formula

CHKO2

Molecular Weight

84.12

Appearance

Colorless to white crystals, chunks, or powder, or yellow liquid

Melting Point

165-168 °C

Boiling Point

N/A

Density

1.91 g/cm3

Exact Mass

83.961361

Monoisotopic Mass

83.961361

Potassium Formate Health & Safety Information

Signal Word N/A
Hazard Statements N/A
Hazard Codes N/A
Transport Information N/A
MSDS / SDS

About Potassium Formate

Potassium Formate is a useful chemical compound in the production of potassium metal and in the oil and gas industry, often in aqueous solution (alone, or mixed with cesium formate), to yield a high-density, environmentally-friendly brine that can be used a a heat transfer fluid. Potassium formate is available as both a solid and in solution form. 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 Formate Synonyms

KForm; Formic acid potassium salt, Mravencan draselny; potassium formate solution; potassium formate brine

Potassium Formate Chemical Identifiers

Linear Formula

CHKO2

Pubchem CID

2735122

MDL Number

MFCD00013100

EC No.

209-677-9

Beilstein Registry No.

3623272

IUPAC Name

potassium; formate

SMILES

C(=O)[O-].[K+]

InchI Identifier

InChI=1S/CH2O2.K/c2-1-3;/h1H,(H,2,3);/q;+1/p-1

InchI Key

WFIZEGIEIOHZCP-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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