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Potassium Bicarbonate

Test Specification...BP
Characters It occurs as a white or almost white, crystalline powder or colourless crystals.
Identification Test(A) Test(B) Test(B) (a) Specified Test (b) It gives reaction of carbonates and bicarbonates. (c) It gives reaction of potassium.
Appearance of Solution The solution is clear and colorless.
Solubility Freely soluble in water. Practically insoluble in ethanol (96%)
Carbonates The pH of freshly prepared solution is not more than 8.6
Chloride Not more than 150 ppm
Sulfates Not more than 150 ppm
Ammonium Not more than 20 ppm
Calcium Not more than 100 ppm
Sodium Not more than 0.5%
Heavy metals Not more than 10 ppm
Iron Not more than 20 ppm
Assay Not less than 99.0% not more than 101.0%
Test Specification...FCC
Characters It occurs as colorless, transparent, monoclinic prisms or as a white, granular powder.
Identification Test(A) (a) A 1:10 aqueous solution gives positive tests for Potassium and for Bicarbonate.
Solubility One gram dissolves in 2.8mL of water. It is almost insoluble in alcohol.
Carbonate Specified Test
Lead Not more than 2mg/kg
Loss on drying Not more than 0.25%
Assay Not less than 99% and not more than 101.5% calculated on the dried basis
Test Specification...USP
Characters It occurs as a white or almost white, crystalline powder or colourless crystals.
Identification Test (A) Test (B) (a) Solution gives the reaction of bicarbonate (b)Solution gives the reaction of potassium
Normal Carbonate Not more than 2.5%
Loss on drying Not more than 0.3%
Assay Not less than 99.5% and not more than 101.5%
Test Specification...ACS
Characters It occurs as colorless, transparent, monoclinic prisms or as a white, granular powder.
Insoluble matter Maximum 0.01%
Chloride (Cl) Maximum 0.001%
Phosphate (PO4) Maximum 5 ppm
Sulfur compounds (as SO4) Maximum 0.003%
Ammonium (NH4) Maximum 5 ppm
Heavy metals (as Pb) Maximum 5 ppm
Assay Not less than 99.7% and not more than 100.5%

Shelf life, Storage and Packing
It should be stored in a segregated area in a cool and ventilated place away from combustible materials. Keep in a tightly closed container, sealed until ready for use. It is packed in 25kg or 50kg HDPE bags or drums as required.

Other
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We observe WHO Good manufacturing practice and Good laboratory practice.

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