Agent Name

Potassium biphthalate

CAS Number

877-24-7

Formula

C8-H5-O4.K

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

1,2-Benzenedicarboxylic acid, monopotassium salt; Hydrogen potassium phthalate; Monopotassium phthalate; Phthalic acid, monopotassium salt; Potassium acid phthalate; Potassium hydrogen phthalate; 1,2-Benzenedicarboxylic acid, potassium salt (1:1); [ChemIDplus]

Category

Organic Acids, Metal Salts

Description

Solid; Stable in air; [Merck Index] Colorless or white odorless crystals; [National Institute of Standards and Technology MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used in pH determinations; [Merck Index] Used as a buffering agent and pH standard; [Hawley]

Comments

May form explosive mixtures with air; An eye irritant; [National Institute of Standards and Technology MSDS]

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