Potassium Hydroxide

Scheme

Ph. Eur.

CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)

0001310-58-3

Chemical Formula

K-O-H

Molecular Weight

56

Therapeutic Categories

Pharmaceutic aid

Food additive

Caustic

Chemical Name

Potassium Hydroxide (USAN)

Foreign Names

  • Kalii hydroxidum (Latin)
  • Kaliumhydroxid (German)
  • Potassium, hydroxyde de (French)
  • Hidróxido potásico (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • Potassium Hydroxide (OS: USAN, JAN)
  • Ätzkali (IS)
  • CCRIS 6569 (IS)
  • Cyantek CC 723 (IS)
  • E 525 (IS)
  • Kalii hydroxidum purissimum (IS)
  • Kalium causticum fusum (IS)
  • Potash Lye (IS)
  • Potassa (IS)
  • Kalii hydroxidum (PH: Ph. Eur. 7)
  • Potassium Hydroxide (PH: BP 2011, JP XV, NF 29, USP 32)
  • Potassium hydroxide (PH: Ph. Eur. 7)

Brand Names

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Glossary

TermDefinition
ISInofficial Synonym
JANJapanese Accepted Name
OSOfficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name
Ph. Eur.European Pharmacopoeia
USANUnited States Adopted Name

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