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Potassium tert-Butoxide


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Potassium tert-Butoxide Solution
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Potassium tert-Butoxide Properties (Theoretical)

Compound Formula C4H9KO
Molecular Weight 112.11
Appearance White powder or chunks as solid, liquid as solution
Melting Point 256-258 °C
Boiling Point N/A
Density N/A
Exact Mass 112.029047
Monoisotopic Mass 112.029047

Potassium tert-Butoxide Health & Safety Information

Signal Word Danger
Hazard Statements H228-H252-H314
Hazard Codes F,C
Risk Codes 11-14-35
Safety Statements 7/9-16-26-36/37/39-43-45
RTECS Number N/A
Transport Information UN 3206 4.2/PG 2
WGK Germany 1

About Potassium tert-Butoxide

Potassium tert-butoxide (t-butoxide, tert-butylate, KTB) is one of numerous organometallic compounds manufactured by American Elements under the trade name AE Organometallics™. It is available in solid form (powder/chunks) or in solution with an inorganic solvent such as THF or tert-butanol. Organometallics are useful reagents, catalysts, and precursor materials with applications in thin film deposition, industrial chemistry, pharmaceuticals, LED manufacturing, and others. American Elements supplies organometallic compounds in most volumes including bulk quantities and also can produce materials to customer specifications. Please request a quote above for more information on pricing and lead time.

Potassium tert-Butoxide Synonyms

Potassium tert-butoxide; Potassium tert-butanolate; Potassium tert-Butylate, potassium; 2-Methyl-2-propanol, potassium salt; 2-Propanol, 2-methyl-, potassium salt; potassium 2-methylpropan-2-olate; tBuOK, K+(CH3)3CO

Chemical Identifiers

Linear Formula (CH3)3COK
MDL Number MFCD00012162
EC No. 212-740-3
Beilstein Registry No. 3556712
Pubchem CID 23665647
IUPAC Name potassium; 2-methylpropan-2-olate
SMILES [K+].[O-]C(C)(C)C
InchI Identifier InChI=1S/C4H9O.K/c1-4(2,3)5;/h1-3H3;/q-1;+1

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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