Chloride of potassium of E508 3104209000
Potassium chloride (food additive E508) is a white crystalline substance, odorless, potassium salt of hydrochloric acid. Let's dissolve in water, practically insoluble in alcohol. It occurs in nature in the form of minerals - sylvine and carnalite. This substance is obtained chemically - by the interaction of potassium hydroxide with hydrochloric acid, as well as from sylvine by the method of halurgy and flotation. In the first case, the process is based on the difference in the rate of solubility with increasing temperature, in the second - on the different ability to be retained at the interface in a liquid medium. Chemical formula: KCl. When taken orally, potassium salts are easily absorbed and quickly excreted by the kidneys. Does not possess carcinogenic or other hazardous properties. In very small doses, it is used in medicine as a drug that strengthens the heart muscle. In the food industry it is used as a gelling agent, an additive to table salt, to obtain "salt with a reduced sodium content". Added to various foods to prevent clumping. Other applications of potassium chloride: - in the agricultural industry, as a potash fertilizer; - in the chemical industry, for the production of potassium hydroxide by electrolysis; - to form holograms on crystals of this substance; - as an injection for the death penalty, in some US states.
|Type||chloride of potassium|
|Type of fertilizer||Chlorous potassium|