Agent Name

Potassium bisulfate

CAS Number

7646-93-7

Formula

H-O4-S.K

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Acid potassium sulfate; Monopotassium hydrogen sulfate; Monopotassium sulfate; Potassium acid sulfate; Potassium bisulphate; Potassium hydrogen sulfate; Potassium hydrogen sulfate, solid; Potassium hydrosulfate (KHSO4); Potassium sulfate; Sal enixum; Sulfuric acid potassium salt (1:1); Sulfuric acid, monopotassium salt; [ChemIDplus] UN2509

Category

Metals, Inorganic Compounds

Description

White deliquescent solid; [Merck Index] Colorless to white hygroscopic solid; [ICSC]

Sources/Uses

Used as a flux (ores and siliceous compounds) and cathartic; [Merck Index] Used to make fertilizers and wine; [CAMEO]

Comments

Reacts with water; A corrosive substance that can cause injury to the skin, eyes, and respiratory tract; [ICSC] Causes burns; May cause respiratory irritation; [Aldrich MSDS]

Adverse Effects
Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

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