Potassium


Potassium is a chemical element with th symbol K (from Neo-Latin kalium) and atomic number 19. Potassium is a silvery-white metal that is soft enough to be cut with a knife, with little force. Potassium metal reacts rapidly with atmospheric oxygen to form flaky white potassium peroxide in only seconds of exposure. It was first isolated from potash, the ashes of plants, from which its name derives. Wikipedia

Substance Data

Source: TOXNET (HSDB, 22.05.2019)

CAS-Number

7440-09-7

Flash Point

n/a

Boiling Point

n/a

Emergency Response Guide No. 138

Data from the Hazardous Materials Table

Source: 49 CFR §172 (2018/07)

(3) Hazard Class

4.3
Dangerous when wet materials

(4) Identification number Help

UN 2257

(5) Packing Group Help

I

(6) Labels Help

Dangerous when wet materials (4.3) Cargo Aircraft Only (Cargo Aircraft Only)

(7) Special Provisions (§172.102) Help

×Note:
Special provisions may be very complex. The extracts are taken from 49 CFR §172.102. Please be careful with the information, as necessary, additional conditions may be applied that are not written here. Please check the original source and report bugs.
A7
A19
A20
B27
IB4
IP1
N6
N34
T9
TP7
TP33
W32

(8) Packing Authorizations (§173.***) Help

(8A) Exceptions151see 49 CFR §173.151
(8B) Non-bulk211see 49 CFR §173.211
(8C) Bulk244see 49 CFR §173.244

(9) Quantity Limits Help

(9A) Passenger aircraft/railForbidden
(9B) Cargo aircraft only15 kg

(10) Vessel stowage Help

(10A) Location
(10B) Other

Segregation Chart for Load, Transport, Storage

In this table a statement is contained for each hazard class whether the loading, transport or storage with other hazard classes is allowed, is not permitted or is restricted. The table is based on U.S.-Code 49 CFR §177.848.

red May not be loaded, transported, or stored together in the same transport vehicle or storage facility.
green Load, transport, storage together is not restricted.
yellow Load, transport, storage together is allowed under restrictions.