Agent Name

Potassium oxalate monohydrate

CAS Number

6487-48-5

Formula

C2-H2-O4.2K.H2-O

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Ethanedioic acid, dipotassium salt, monohydrate; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Organic Acids, Metal Salts

Description

Colorless odorless solid; Effloresces in warm dry air; [Merck Index] Beige powder; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used to clean and bleach straw, for removing stains in photography, as a reducing agent in analytical chemistry, and to prevent in vitro blood coagulation; [Merck Index]

Comments

A skin and strong eye irritant; Harmful by ingestion and skin absorption; May cause malformations in the fetus; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS] See "Potassium oxalate."

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