Chemicals - Potassium Hydroxide


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25 Kg Bag

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General Description

Potassium hydroxide, often referred to as KOH, is an inorganic compound with the chemical formula KOH. It is commonly known as caustic potash. Potassium hydroxide is a strong base, meaning it has a high pH and the ability to neutralize acids. It is highly corrosive and can cause severe burns upon contact with the skin, eyes, or mucous membranes.


1. Chemical manufacturing:

Potassium hydroxide is widely used in the production of various chemicals, such as potassium carbonate, potassium phosphates, and potassium soaps. It serves as a precursor or catalyst in many chemical reactions.

2. Soap and detergent production:

Potassium hydroxide is a key ingredient in the production of liquid soaps, bar soaps, and detergents. It reacts with fatty acids to form potassium salts, which are the basis for soap.

3. Electrolyte in batteries:

Potassium hydroxide is used as an electrolyte in some types of batteries, including alkaline batteries. It facilitates the movement of ions between the battery’s electrodes, allowing the flow of electric current.

4. Food processing:

Potassium hydroxide is utilized in certain food processing applications, such as cocoa processing, vegetable peeling, and pH adjustment in beverages. However, it is important to note that its use in food applications is strictly regulated and controlled to ensure safety.

5. Cleaning agents:

Due to its strong alkaline properties, potassium hydroxide is present in some industrial cleaning agents, oven cleaners, and drain cleaners. However, it is crucial to handle these products with care and follow safety instructions.

6. Agriculture:

Potassium hydroxide is utilized in certain fertilizer & pesticides processing industries.


Item Unit Results
KOH (Total alkali as KOH) % 90.7
K2CO3 % 0.2
KC1 % 0.004
Fe ppm 0.2
NaOH % 0.004
N1 ppm < 10
Appearance N/A White Flakes

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