Agent Name

Potassium tert-butoxide

CAS Number

865-47-4

Formula

C4-H10-O.K

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

tert-Butoxide, potassium; 2-Methyl-2-propanol, potassium salt; 2-Propanol, 2-methyl-, potassium salt; Potassium tert-butanolate; [ChemIDplus] Potassium t-butoxide; Potassium tert-butylate; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS] UN3206

Category

Metal Alkoxides

Description

Light yellow solid; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Comments

Unstable and reactive; Reacts violently with water; Self-heating in large quantities, may catch fire; Causes burns; Inhalation may cause corrosive injuries to upper respiratory tract and lungs; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Exposure Assessment
Explanatory Notes

The Guide in the Emergency Response Guidebook is for "Alkali metal alcoholates, self-heating, corrosive, n.o.s."

Adverse Effects
Toxic Pneumonitis

Yes

Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

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