Basic Info

CAS No: 917-58-8
Formula: C2H5KO
EINECS: 213-029-0
Stock Availability In stock
Brand Name Look chemical
Origin China

General Description

Potassium ethanol (CAS 917-58-8) is an organic compound with the chemical formula C2H5KO and a molecular weight of 86.13. It is a white or light yellow powder that dissolves easily in water. Potassium ethoxide is used as a catalyst in organic synthesis and in the production of chemicals and pharmaceuticals. Due to its strong alkaline nature, it needs to be used with care and safety.

  • Density: 0.894 g/ml at 25°C
  • Boiling point: 72.6ºC at 760 mmHg
  • Melting point: 250°C (decomposition)
  • Flash point: 70 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Refractive index: n20/D 1.39
  • Appearance and properties: Light yellow to yellowish brown powder
Item Specification
Product Name Potassium Ethoxide Powder
CAS No. 917-58-8
Appearance Light yellow to yellowish brown powder
Shelf Life 2 years
Packing 1kg/bag,25kg/bag or as your requirements


As a commonly used organic compound, potassium ethanol has a wide range of applications in different fields. The following are the uses of potassium ethanol as a raw material:

  1. Organic synthesis field: Potassium ethanol is a commonly used catalyst for the synthesis of organic compounds such as ethers, esters, aldehydes and ketones.
  2. Chemicals field: Potassium ethanol can be used to produce chemicals such as organic acid salts, organic sulfides, organic nitrides, etc.
  3. Pharmaceutical field: potassium ethanol can be used in the production of certain drugs, such as antibiotics, analgesics, antipyretics, etc.
  4. Other fields: Potassium ethanol can also be used in the preparation of certain materials such as paints, resins, plastics, etc., and as a catalyst for certain metal surface treatments, etc.

It should be noted that potassium ethanol is strongly alkaline and needs to be used safely to avoid contact with skin and eyes to avoid irritation and injury.


Safety Precautions for Potassium Ethanol

  1. Potassium ethanol is strongly alkaline and requires protective equipment such as protective gloves and goggles when used to avoid contact with skin and eyes to avoid irritation and injury.
  2. When handling potassium ethanol, it is necessary to do so in a well-ventilated environment to avoid inhalation of the harmful gases it produces.
  3. Potassium ethanol needs to be stored in a dry, cool and ventilated place, away from fire and oxidizing agents to avoid moisture and oxidation.
  4. When transporting potassium ethanol, protective measures need to be taken to avoid collisions, friction and high temperatures to avoid leakage and accidents.
  5. In case of inadvertent contact with potassium ethanol, flush the skin or eyes with plenty of water immediately and seek medical attention promptly.

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