Agent Name

Potassium ethoxide

CAS Number

917-58-8

Formula

C2-H6-O.K

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Ethanol, potassium salt; Potassium ethanolate; [ChemIDplus] UN3206

Category

Metal Alkoxides

Description

Yellow powder with an odor like alcohol; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Comments

Reacts violently with water and is sensitive to air; Highly flammable and self-heating; Causes burns; Inhalation can cause corrosive effects on the upper respiratory tract and lungs; [Alfa Aesar 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
Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

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