Potassium Hydroxide Solutions

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Potassium Hydroxide – Identification of Product
Chemical Code: RLS-SOL-P33 to P35
Chemical Name: Potassium Hydroxide 0.1M (0.1N) Ethanolic volumetric solution
Chemical Grade:
Chemical Formula: No Data Available
Chemical Weight:
Chemical Synonyms: Potassium Hydroxide volumetric solution 0.1M/0.1N, Ethanolic, 0.1M/0.1N Potassium Hydroxide volumetric solution, Ethanolic.

Potassium Hydroxide – Hazards Identification
REACH No: No Data Available
Signal Word: Danger
Supplemental Hazard Information:
Additional Hazard Information: This mixture contains no components considered to be either persistent, bio-accumulative and toxic (PBT), or very persistent and very bio-accumulative (vPvB) at levels of 0.1% or higher.

Potassium Hydroxide – Hazards statements
H225 – Highly flammable liquid and vapour.
H290 – May be corrosive to metals.
H315 – Causes skin irritation.
H319 – Causes serious eye irritation.

Potassium Hydroxide – Precautionary statements
P210 – Keep away from heat, hot surfaces, sparks, open flames and other ignition sources. No smoking.
P240 – Ground/bond container and receiving equipment. .
P302 + P352 – IF ON SKIN: Wash with plenty of soap and water.
P305 + P351 + P338 – IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing.
P403 + P233 – Store in a well-ventilated place. Keep container tightly closed.

Potassium Hydroxide – Composition of Chemical
Chemical Formula: No Data Available
EC No 1272/2008: No Data Available

Potassium Hydroxide – First Aid Measures
General Advice: First aider needs to protect himself.
If: Inhaled: Fresh air.
If: Skin Contact: Take off immediately all contaminated clothing. Rinse skin with water/shower.
If: Eye Contac: Rinse out with plenty of water. Call in ophthalmologist. Remove contact lenses.
If: Swallowed: Immediately make victim drink water (two glasses at most). Consult a physician.
Important Symptoms: Risk of blindness!
Irritant effects, Respiratory paralysis, Dizziness, Narcosis, Inebriation, Euphoria, Nausea, Vomiting, Cough, Shortness of breath.
Immediate Medical Attention: No Data Available

Potassium Hydroxide – Firefighting Measures
Extinguishing Media: Foam, Carbon Dioxide, Dry Powder
Hazards Arising: Combustible.
Pay attention to flashback.
Forms explosive mixtures with air at ambient temperatures.
Vapours are heavier than air and may spread along floors.
Development of hazardous combustion gases or vapours possible in the event of fire. Advice for Firefighters: Stay in danger area only with self-contained breathing apparatus.
Prevent skin contact by keeping a safe distance or by wearing suitable protective clothing.
Info for Firefighting: Remove container from danger zone and cool with water.
Prevent fire extinguishing water from contaminating surface water or the ground water system.

Accidental Release Measures
Personal Precautions: Do not breathe vapours, aerosols.
Avoid substance contact.
Ensure adequate ventilation.
Keep away from heat and sources of ignition.
Evacuate the danger area.
Observe emergency procedures.
Consult an expert.
Environmental Precautions: Do not let product enter drains.
Risk of explosion.
Method for Containment: Cover drains.
Collect, bind, and pump off spills.
Observe possible material restrictions.
Take up with liquid-absorbent and neutralizing material.
Dispose of properly.
Clean up affected area.

Handling and Storage
Personal Precautions: Observe label precautions.
Keep away from open flames, hot surfaces and sources of ignition.
Take precautionary measures against static discharge.
Immediately change contaminated clothing.
Apply preventive skin protection.
Wash hands and face after working with substance.
Environmental Precautions: Keep container tightly closed in a dry and well-ventilated place.
Keep away from heat and sources of ignition.
Recommended storage temperature see product label.
Exposure Controls | Personal Protection
Derived No Effect Level (DNEL)
Workers | Application Area | Exposure Routes | Health Effect | Value
No Data Available Consumers | Application Area | Exposure Routes | Health Effect | Value
No Data Available
Predicted No Effect Concentration (PNEC)
No Data Available
Engineering Controls: Technical measures and appropriate working operations should be given priority over the use of personal protective equipment.
Eye/Face Protection: Safety glasses
Skin Protection: Wear protective gloves. Gloves to be used must comply with the specifications of EC Directive 89/686/EEC and the related standard EN374, for example Butoject® (full contact), and Camatril® -Velours (splash contact).
Full contact:
Glove material: Butyl-rubber. Glove thickness: 0.7 mm
Break through time: > 480 min
Splash contact:
Glove material: Nitrile rubber. Glove thickness: 0.40 mm
Break through time: > 120 min
This recommendation applies only to the product stated in the safety data sheet supplied by us and for the designated use. When dissolving in or mixing with other substances and under conditions deviating from those stated in EN374 please contact the supplier of CE-approved gloves Body Protection: Protective clothing needs to be selected specifically for the workplace, depending on concentrations and quantities
of the hazardous substances handled.
Flame retardant anti-static protective clothing.
Respiratory Protection: Required when vapours/aerosols are generated.
Recommended Filter type: Filter A-(P2)

Physical and Chemical Properties
Appearance: Colourless to light Yellow Solution
Odour: Of Ethanol
Odour Threshold: No Data Available
pH: ca. 14at 20 °C
Melting Point: No Data Available
Boiling Point: No Data Available
Flash Point: No Data Available
Evaporation: No Data Available
Flammability: No Data Available Upper/Lower Flammability or Explosive Limits: No Data Available
Vapour pressure: No Data Available
Vapour density: No Data Available
Relative density: No Data Available
Water solubility: Miscible
Partition Coefficien: No Data Available
Auto-ignition Temperature: No Data Available
Decomposition Temperature: No Data Available
Viscosity: No Data Available
Explosive properties: No Data Available
Oxidizing properties: No Data Available
Other Safety Info: No Data Available

Stability and Reactivity
Reactivity: Vapours may form explosive mixture with air.
Chemical Stability: The product is chemically stable under standard ambient conditions (room temperature) .
Possibility of hazardous reactions: Risk of explosion/exothermic reaction with:
Hydrogen peroxide, Perchlorates, Perchloric acid, Nitric acid, Mercury(II) Nitrate, Permanganic acid, Nitriles, Peroxi compounds, Strong oxidizing agents, Nitrosyl compounds, Peroxides, Sodium, Potassium, Halogen oxides, Calcium Hypochlorite, Nitrogen Dioxide, Metallic Oxides, Uranium Hexafluoride, Iodides, Chlorine, Alkali metals, Alkaline earth metals, Alkali oxides, Ethylene Oxide, Silver, Silver compounds, Ammonia, conc. Sulphuric acid, Potassium Permanganate, Sodium Azide, Benzoyl Chloride, Calcium (in powder form), Carbides, Organic Nitro compounds, Phosphorus, Non-metallic Oxides, Chlorine Dioxide, Fluorine, Magnesium, Nitroso compound, Nitrogen Trichloride, Tetrahydrofuran.
Risk of ignition or formation of inflammable gases or vapours with:
Halogen-Halogen compounds, Chromium(VI) Oxide, Chromyl Chloride, Fluorine, Hydrides, Platinum, Aluminium, Ammonium salts, Germanium, Anhydrides, Oxides of Phosphorus, Azides, Lead, Copper, Copper alloys, Tin, Zinc.
Exothermic reaction with: Acetonitrile, Acrolein, Aldehydes, Alcohols, Acetic acid, Halogenated Hydrocarbon, Halogen-Halogen compounds, Peroxides, Hydrogen Sulphide, Hydrogen Peroxide, Vinyl Acetate, Reducing agents, Acids, Acid Chlorides, Acid Anhydrides, Peroxi compounds, Methanol, Chloroform.
Conditions to Avoid: Warming.
Incompatible Materials: Animal/vegetable tissues, glass, various plastics, various metals, various alloys
Hazardous Decomposition Products: No Data Available
Toxicological Information Acute Toxicity: Acute oral toxicity
Symptoms: If ingested, severe burns of the mouth and throat, as well as a danger of perforation of the oesophagus and the stomach., Nausea, Vomiting.

Acute inhalation toxicity
Symptoms: burns of mucous membranes, Cough, Shortness of breath, Possible damages:, damage of respiratory tract.

Acute dermal toxicity
This information is not available.
LD50 Rat: 333 mg/kg
OECD Test Guideline 425
Skin Corrosion/Irritation: Mixture causes skin irritation. / Rabbit
Result: Causes burns. (IUCLID)
In vitro study Result: Corrosive OECD Test Guideline 431
Serious Eye damage | Eye Irritation: Rabbit – Mixture causes serious eye irritation
Result: Causes serious eye damage. OECD Test Guideline 405
Cell Mutagenicity: Genotoxicity in vitro

Ames test
Escherichia coli/Salmonella typhimurium Result: negative (IUCLID)
Carcinogenicity: No Data Available
Reproductive toxicity: No Data Available
Specific Target Organ Toxicity – Single Exposure: No Data Available
Specific Target Organ Toxicity – Repeated Exposure: No Data Available
Aspiration Hazard: No Data Available

Ecological Information
Ecological Toxicity: Additional ecological information
No interference with wastewater treatment plants are to be expected when used properly.
Discharge into the environment must be avoided.
Ecological Persistence and degradability: No Data Available
Bi0-accumulative Potential: No Data Available
Mobility in Soil: No Data Available
Results of PBT and vPvB Assessment: Substances in the mixture do not meet the criteria for PBT or vPvB according to Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006, Annex XIII, or a PBT/vPvB assessment was not conducted.
Other Adverse Effect: No Data Available
Disposal Considerations Waste Treatment Methods: Waste material must be disposed of in accordance with the national and local regulations. Leave chemicals in original containers. No mixing with other waste. Handle uncleaned containers like the product itself.

Transport Information
UN Number: ADR/RID: UN 2924
IMDG: UN 2924
IATA: UN 2924
Transport Hazard Class: ADR/RID: 3 (8)
IMDG: 3 (8)
IATA: 3 (8)
Packaging Group: ADR/RID: II
Environmental Hazards: ADR/RID: yes
IMDG Marine Pollutant: no
IATA: yes
Special Precautions: No Data Available

Regulatory Information
Safety, Health and environmental regulations: Storage class: 3
Chemical Safety Assessment: For this product a chemical safety assessment was not carried out.
Additional Info: Systemic effects –
After uptake: Dizziness, Inebriation, Narcosis, Respiratory paralysis, Euphoria, Pain, Oedema, Vomiting, Shock, Death.
Other dangerous properties can not be excluded.
Handle in accordance with good industrial hygiene and safety practice.
Training advice – Provide adequate information, instruction and training for operators.

The information stated above is considered to be correct, but does not claim to be inclusive and shall only be used as a guideline. The information provided by this document is confirmed by our continuous updating of knowledge and adheres to the products appropriate safety precautions. It does not represent any guarantee of the product’s
properties. RLS Chemicals and its Associates shall not be held accountable for any damage’s consequent of handling the above product


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