Agent Name

Potassium sodium tartrate tetrahydrate

CAS Number

6381-59-5

Formula

C4-H6-O6.K.Na.4H2-O

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Butanedioic acid, 2,3-dihydroxy-, (R-(R*,R*))-, monopotassium monosodium salt, tetrahydrate; Monopotassium monosodium tartrate tetrahydrate; [ChemIDplus] Potassium sodium L-tartrate tetrahydrate; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Category

Organic Acids, Metal Salts

Description

Translucent or white solid; Effloresces slightly in warm air; [Merck Index] White odorless crystals; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used to make mirrors, in Fehling's solution, to control radio frequencies (and other applications of piezoelectric crystals), as chelator of metal ions (especially aluminum), and as cathartic; [Merck Index]

Comments

May cause irritation; Not considered hazardous by EEC classification; [Alfa Aesar MSDS] See "Potassium sodium tartrate."

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