Aluminum Potassium Sulfate
Aluminum Potassium Sulfate, also called potassium alum, is an inorganic salt produced primarily in dodecahydrate form. Aluminum potassium sulfate crystals are used in products like food and drug as a buffer, forming, or neutralizing agent.
It can be used as an astringent, mordant, or flame retardant. The molecular weight is 258.192 g/mol, while the heavy atom count is 12. It has a monoisotopic and exact mass of 257.849 g/mol.
Aluminum potassium sulfate has a boiling point of 200 °C and a melting point of 92.5 °C. Its water solubility is 1 g/ 7.5 ml at 25oC, while the density is 1.725 and the complexity 62.2
Industry uses include being used in seafood brine, as a finishing agent, in absorbents, in adsorbents, and in photosensitive chemicals. Other consumer applications include being a component in pesticide-free agricultural products, water treatment products, and personal care products.