Product #: 300008
KTA/TOLUENE 25%
Formula:

C5H11KO


Formula Weight: 126.20 g/mol
CAS #: 41233-93-6
EINECS: Not Listed
Alcoholate Kta
Density

0.904 g/ml @ 25 °C

Flash Point

5 °C

Physical Properties
Physical Form
Liquid
Appearance
Colorless to yellow liquid
Solubility
Potassium tert.-amylate (KTA) is highly soluble in hydrocarbons and ethers. KTA is commercially available in t-amyl alcohol, tetrahydrofuran, toluene and cyclohexane.
Application
Moderately strong base for deprotonations or base catalyzed reactions. Excellent reagent for the formation of block copolymers. Superbase component, used with alkyl lithium compounds.
Analysis Method
Base titration for concentration. Modified Karl Fisher for hydroxide/carbonate content
Storage & Shipping
Shelf Life
Four years in unopened, original packaging. Based upon like compounds
Storage / Stability
KTA reacts readily with water to form potassium hydroxide and 2-methyl-2-butanol. KTA also absorbs carbon dioxide from the air.
Packaging
  • 32 oz glass bottle, containing 500 of solution
  • 5 gallon drum, containing 15 Kg of solution
  • 55 gallon drum, containing 160 Kg of solution
  • 400 liter cylinder containing 350 Kg of solution
Shipping
  • UN2920, PGI, 8(3)
  • Corrosive liquid, Flammable, N.O.S. (contains Toluene, Potassium 2-Methylbutan-2-olate)
Safety & Service
Health & Safety

See product MSDS

Technical Service
Available for all Callery products. Please contact your local representative for more details.
Notes
Product Notes

Soluble in ethers and hydrocarbons, non-corrosive to metals. Available in solution in THF, Toluene, Hexanes, tert.-amyl alcohol. Custom packaging and bulk quantities available.

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