Potassium Acetate

Product Name : Potassium Acetate

CAS : 127-08-2

Molecular Formula : C2H3KO2

Molecular Weight : 98.14 g/mol

Pharmaceutical Grade :

Therapeutic Category : Parenteral


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Potassium acetate is a potassium salt comprising equal numbers of potassium and acetate ions. It has a role as a food acidity regulator. It contains acetate. Potassium is used to regulate hypokalemia as a primary condition or secondary to other medical conditions.


Potassium Acetate is the acetate salt form of potassium, an essential macromineral. Potassium maintains intracellular tonicity, is required for nerve conduction, cardiac, skeletal, and smooth muscle contraction, production of energy, the synthesis of nucleic acids, maintenance of blood pressure, and normal renal function. This agent has potential antihypertensive effects and when taken as a nutritional supplement may prevent hypokalemia. Potassium is found in low concentrations in plasma and extracellular fluids. It is the chief cation of body cells and is concerned with the maintenance of the body fluid composition and electrolyte balance. A major amount of potassium is excreted in the urine. Therefore, the kidney normally determines potassium balance. The acetate ion is completely metabolized in the body, providing a source of hydrogen ion acceptors.

Mechanism of action

Potassium is the major cation (positive ion) inside animal cells, while sodium is the major cation outside animal cells. The concentration differences of these charged particles cause a difference in electric potential between the inside and outside of cells, known as the membrane potential. The balance between potassium and sodium is maintained by ion pumps in the cell membrane. The cell membrane potential created by potassium and sodium ions allows the cell generates an action potential - a "spike" of electrical discharge. The ability of cells to produce electrical discharge is critical for body functions such as neurotransmission, muscle contraction, and heart function. Potassium is also an essential mineral needed to regulate water balance, blood pressure, and levels of acidity.

Other related information

  • In research, waste tea activated carbon was prepared through chemical activation with an activating agent, potassium acetate, and used for the sorption of Acid Blue 25 dye.
  • In another research, potassium acetate supported activated carbon for transesterification of new non-edible oil, bitter almond oil.

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