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Substance Name: Potassium carbonate [USP]
RN: 584-08-7
UNII: BQN1B9B9HA
InChIKey: BWHMMNNQKKPAPP-UHFFFAOYSA-L

Classification Codes

  • Mutation Data
  • Pharmaceutic Aid (Alkalizing Agent)

Molecular Formula

  • C-H2-O3.2K

Molecular Weight

  • 138.204
 
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Names and Synonyms

Name of Substance

  • Carbonic acid, dipotassium salt
  • Dipotassium carbonate
  • Potassium carbonate
  • Potassium carbonate [USP]

Synonyms

  • Carbonate of potash
  • Carbonic acid, dipotassium salt
  • Caswell No. 685
  • CCRIS 7320
  • Dipotassium carbonate
  • EC 209-529-3
  • EINECS 209-529-3
  • EPA Pesticide Chemical Code 073504
  • HSDB 1262
  • K-Gran
  • Kalium carbonicum
  • Kaliumcarbonat
  • Kaliumcarbonat [German]
  • Pearl ash
  • Potash
  • Potassium carbonate
  • Potassium carbonate (2:1)
  • Potassium carbonate (K2(CO3))
  • Potassium carbonate (K2CO3)
  • Potassium carbonate, anhydrous
  • Salt of tartar
  • UNII-BQN1B9B9HA

Systematic Names

  • Carbonic acid, dipotassium salt
  • Carbonic acid, potassium salt (1:2)
  • Potassium carbonate
  • Potassium carbonate (2:1)

Superlist Name

  • Potassium carbonate

Registry Numbers

CAS Registry Number

  • 584-08-7

FDA UNII

  • BQN1B9B9HA

Other Registry Numbers

  • 1643774-52-0
  • 30095-94-4

System Generated Number

  • 0000584087

Molecular Formulas

Molecular Formula

  • C-H2-O3.2K

Molecular Formula Fragments

  • C-H2-O3
  • COMPONENT
  • K

Structure Descriptors

InChI

1S/CH2O3.2K/c2-1(3)4;;/h(H2,2,3,4);;/q;2*+1/p-2

InChIKey

BWHMMNNQKKPAPP-UHFFFAOYSA-L

Smiles

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

Toxicity

Organism Test Type Route Reported Dose (Normalized Dose) Effect Source
bird - wild LD50 oral 100mg/kg (100mg/kg)   Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology. Vol. 12, Pg. 355, 1983.
mouse LD50 oral 2570mg/kg (2570mg/kg)   Gigiena Truda i Professional'nye Zabolevaniya. Labor Hygiene and Occupational Diseases. Vol. 33(5), Pg. 30, 1989.
rat LC inhalation > 500mg/m3 (500mg/m3)   Gigiena Truda i Professional'nye Zabolevaniya. Labor Hygiene and Occupational Diseases. Vol. 33(5), Pg. 30, 1989.
rat LD50 oral 1870mg/kg (1870mg/kg)   American Industrial Hygiene Association Journal. Vol. 30, Pg. 470, 1969.