Potassium Carbonate

Potassium carbonate is the inorganic compound with the formula K2CO3. It is a white salt, which is soluble in water. Potassium carbonate is mainly used in the production of soap and glass.


Molar Weight138.21 g/mol
Melting Point891.1°C
Density2.428 g/cc
FormsPowder, White, Granular

Uses and Applications

Key applications

  • Ink, toner and colourant
  • Food additive
  • Glass
  • Fertiliser
  • Tobacco additive
  • Animal feed
  • Soaps and detergents


  • Pharma
  • Coatings & Construction
  • Cosmetics
  • Food
  • Animal Nutrition
  • Agrobusiness

Synonyms: Potassium Carbonate, Kaliumcarbonat, Pottasche, Carbonate of Potash, Carbonic Acid Dipotassium Salt, Pearl Ash, Potassium Carbonate

Chemical Formula: K2CO3

CAS Number: 584-08-7