Agent Name

Potassium binoxalate

Alternative Name

Potassium acid oxalate

CAS Number

127-95-7

Formula

C2-H-O4.K

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Potassium acid oxalate; Essential salt of lemon; Ethanedioic acid, monopotassium salt; Kleesalz [German]; Monopotassium oxalate; Oxalic acid, monopotassium salt; Potassium hydrogen oxalate; Potassium oxalate (KHC2O4); Potassium salt of sorrel; Sal Acetosella; Salt of sorrel; Sorrel salt; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Organic Acids, Metal Salts

Description

Colorless solid; Slightly hygroscopic; Slightly soluble in alcohol; [HSDB] Colorless crystals; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Found in many plants; Used for removing ink stains, scouring metals, and cleaning wood; Also used in photography, as a mordant in dyeing, for bleaching stearic acids, and as a veterinary anticoagulant; [HSDB]

Comments

Emergency treatment after ingestion: "Plants-oxalates"; Insoluble, needle-like calcium oxalate crystals may cause mouth irritation; Soluble oxalate salts may cause systemic toxicity if ingested in large amounts; [HSDB] Acts as general anesthetic after intravenous dose in man; After ingestion, causes somnolence, nausea, vomiting, and change in urine composition; [RTECS] An eye, nose, throat, and mild skin irritant; [CAMEO] A skin and severe eye irritant, based on animal studies and Ph; [CHEMINFO] An eye irritant; May cause kidney injury; [MSDSonline]

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