Potassium Tartrate
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Title: Potassium Tartrate
CAS Registry Number: 921-53-9
Additional Names: Soluble tartar
Molecular Formula: C4H4K2O6
Molecular Weight: 226.27
Percent Composition: C 21.23%, H 1.78%, K 34.56%, O 42.43%
 
Derivative Type: Hemihydrate
Properties: White crystals or granular powder; loses its water at about 150°. d 1.98. Sol in about 0.5 part water. Almost insol in alc. The aq soln is slightly alkaline to litmus; pH 7-8.
Density: d 1.98
 
Therap-Cat: Cathartic.
Keywords: Laxative/Cathartic.

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