Synonyms: Foie de Soufre; Hepar Sulfuris; Hígado de azufre; Kalii Sulfidum; Liver of Sulphur; Potasa sulfurada; Potassa Sulphurata; Schwefelleber; Sulphurated Potash.
Cyrillic synonym: Серная Печень.
💊 Chemical information
CAS — 39365-88-3.
USP 31(Sulfurated Potash). A mixture composed chiefly of potassium polysulfides and potassium thiosulfate, containing not less than 12.8% of sulfur as sulfide. Irregular, liver-brown pieces when freshly made, changing to greenish-yellow. It has an odour of hydrogen sulfide. Soluble 1 in 2 of water, usually leaving a slight residue. Alcohol dissolves only the sulfides. A 10% solution is light brown in colour and alkaline to litmus. Store in small, airtight containers.
Incompatibility.Sulfurated potash is incompatible with acids.
Sulfurated potash has been used in the treatment of acne and other skin disorders usually in the form of a lotion with zinc sulfate.
USP 31: Zinc Sulfide Topical Suspension. Proprietary PreparationsMulti-ingredient: Austria: Leukona-Sulfomoor-Bad†.
Published January 17, 2019.