Caustic potash

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Common name for potassium hydroxide used prior to 1800s when chemical names were standardized (Schur 1985).

See potassium hydroxide.

Synonyms and Related Terms

potassa; potassium hydrate; potassium hydroxide

Additional Information

S. Schur, "Conservation Terminology: A Review of Past & Current Nomenclature of Materials", Technology and Conservation, 1985.

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • Susan E. Schur, Conservation Terminology: A review of Past & Current Nomenclature of Materials, Technology and Conservation, Spring (p.34-39); Summer (p.35-38); Fall (p.25-36), 1985
  • Meredith Montague, contributed information, 1998
  • G.S.Brady, Materials Handbook, McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, 1971 Comment: p. 737