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POTASSIUM ACETATE
Appearance :
  Potassium Acetate is available as a white powder form.
   
Commercial Information - Specification :
 
PURE GRADE
Appearance
White  powder
 
Assay
% min.
99.00 
Water
% max
00.70
Halides  
% max.
00.05
Sulphate (SO 4 )
% max.
0.01
Iron (as Fe)
ppm max.
5
Heavy metals (as Pb)
ppm max.
5
Arsenic (As)
ppm max.
3
pH (5% solution)
7.5-8.5

   
Applications :
 
Potassium Acetate is used for the production of antibiotics, potassium penicillin, and in solutions for haemo dialysis &   portional dialysis. It is also used as a textile conditioner, a polymerisation catalyst, & as a catalyst in the production of polyeuathane foams and carbon black. In addition, It may be used as a dehydrating agent, a fire-proofing additive & a deicing compound.
   
Packing :
  Potassium Acetate is supplied in poly lined Poly Ethylene bags of 25 kgs each.
   
Storage and Handling :
 
Potassium Acetate is hygroscopic. It should be stored & handled in its original packages or in suitable sealed containers & kept in a clean dry place. Under normal conditions of use potassium acetate does not present any undue health hazard. Precautions should be taken to prevent entry into the eyes & prolonged or repeated skin contact. Exposure to the dust at high concentrations should be prevented by the provision of suitable ventilation.
   
Eye / Skin contact :
 
In the event of eye/skin contact occuring, immediately wash with copious quantities of clean water, holding the eye open. If necessary, obtain medical attention.