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.
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