Potassium Hydroxide

Potassium Hydroxide (KOH) is a white corrosive solid used in the manufacture of bleach and soap; water-reactive. Even though it is not flammable, we still recommend a secure chemical storage building or container that meets specific regulations for storing Potassium Hydroxide. That’s why we suggest one of the following: View All Chemical Storage Products

Potassium Hydroxide Storing Details

  • Flammable Details: Non-flammable
  • Storage Details: Keep separated from incompatible substances. Store and handle in accordance with all current regulations and standards. Store in compliant chemical storage building.
  • Compatible Details: Acids, water, metals (when wet), halogenated hydrocarbons, maleic anhydride [Note: Heat is generated if KOH comes in contact with H2O & CO2 from the air.]
  • Description: Potassium hydroxide is an inorganic compound with the formula KOH, commonly called caustic potash. Along with sodium hydroxide, this colorless solid is a prototypical strong base.
  • Classification: CLASS 8
  • Brand Name: n/a

Potassium Hydroxide Properties

Formula Density Boiling Point; IUPAC ID Molar Mass Soluble In Melting Point
KOH 2.04 g/cm³ 1327°C, 1600 K, 2421°F Potassium hydroxide 56.1056 g/mol Cold water, hot water 762.°F (40°C)




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