|I bought this potassium hydroxide to create liquid soaps. It was packaged well and easy to measure out the needed amount. Thank you!
| Read more reviews Write review
Ships only to 48 Continental States (no Hawaii, Alaska etc)
20 Lb size is 10 x 2 Lb size.
MSDS for Potassium Hydroxide
1000 Lb size is 20 x 50 Lb Bags
2000 Lb Size is 40 x 50 Lb Bags
The potassium hydroxide is 84.5 - 90.5 %
The Water 9.5-15.5 %
Soluble Potash 75.51%
DO NOT Choose Postal Service with this Item. Your Order will be canceled.
By adding this Hazardous Item to your cart. You agree to the following:
I fully understand that the material I am purchasing is considered
Hazardous and could cause bodily harm. I agree to only use this product for
soap making and will not resell the material or use it for any other purpose but
soap making. I assume all responsibility for its safe use and proper storage.
- For Large Bulk Orders (400 Lbs or more)
- Choose a Shipping method when checking out, we will ship via Common Carrier which is usually much cheaper, and refund the savings to you.
- If not in stock a lead time of 1-2 weeks should be expected, we will notify you if this is the case.
- Orders must be prepaid
- Pricing is up to date, however bulk prices change quickly, if we cannot honor the website price we will notify you immediately
The chemical compound potassium hydroxide, (KOH) sometimes known as caustic potash, potassa, potash lye, and potassium hydrate, is a metallic base. It is very alkaline and is a "strong base", along with sodium hydroxide, lithium hydroxide, calcium hydroxide, barium hydroxide and strontium hydroxide.
In agriculture, potassium hydroxide is used to correct the pH of acidic soils. It can also be used as a fungicide or even an herbicide.
It is a major industrial chemical used as a base in a wide variety of chemical processes. Some uses of KOH include acrylate ester copolymer coating, defoaming agents used in the manufacture of paper, saponifying oils for liquid soap, formulation aid for food, pH control agent, polyethylene resins, textile processing and as a catalyst in reactions like the production of biodiesel.
Other uses include in veterinary medicine in disbudding calves horns and to dissolve scales and hair; in human medicine, to diagnose fungal infections (see KOH test) and as a wart and cuticle solvent; manufacture of cleansers. This type of compound is also used in washing powders, some denture cleaners, non-phosphate detergents, and drain or pipe cleaners.
A very significant use of KOH in terms of significance to the layperson is that alkaline batteries use an aqueous solution of KOH as an electrolyte. Thus, potassium hydroxide helps to power flashlights, smoke detectors, and other battery-powered household items.
It is also an anisotropic etchant of silicon, exposing octahedral planes. This technique can create pyramids and regularly-shaped etch pits for uses such as microelectromechanical systems.