AICS Listing

CAS Number 1310-58-3
Chemical Name Potassium hydroxide
Molecular Formula HKO
Associated Names Caustic potash; POTASSIUM HYDROXIDE

International Programme on Chemical Safety (IPCS) – SIDS
An OECD Screening Information DataSet (SIDS) is available for this chemical. Each of these documents summarises the available literature on high production chemicals, and provides an initial assessment for decision-makers.

Hazardous Substance
This chemical is classified as a health, physicochemical and/or ecotoxicological hazard, according to the National Occupational Health and Safety Commission (NOHSC) Approved Criteria for Classifying Hazardous Substances. To search for the specific hazard classification(s) associated with this chemical, and to identify labelling requirements for Hazardous Substances under the National Code of Practice for the Labelling of Workplace Substances, click here. To search for exposure standards for this chemical, click here.

High Volume Industrial Chemicals List (HVICL)

This chemical is introduced into Australia (manufactured or imported) in large quantities.  NICNAS has compiled a list of such industrial chemicals (the Australian HVICL), based on the information supplied by industry during 2001/2002 and 2006.  Only those chemicals with a combined import and manufacturing quantity of 1000 tonnes or more have been included in the Australian HVICL.  This chemical is listed on the 2002 and 2006 Australian HVICL.

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Data current as at 28 Aug 2016

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