Potassium Permanganate 0.1M

26th October 2018

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  • We supply potassium permanganate 0.1M in 2.5L containers, with discounts available for bulk orders
  • In addition, we also supply potassium permanganate in solid form and a 5% w/v solution
  • Full MSDS available to download from our website

Chemical and physical properties of potassium permanganate

This chemical is an inorganic compound with the formula KMnO4 previously known as permanganate of potash. It’s a strong oxidising agent and dissolves easily in water producing an intensely pink or purple solution.

  • Molecular formula: KMnO4
  • Molecular weight: 158 g/mol
  • Odour and taste: Odourless with a sweet aftertaste
  • Solubility: Soluble in organic solvents, including acetone, methanol and water
  • Stability: Stable in dried forms, but unstable in solution. Can decompose in alcohol at about 240 degree Celsius with production of oxygen. Contact with combustible organic compounds – such as polyhydroxyl – results in spontaneous ignition and violent combustion reactions
  • Strong antibacterial properties

How safe is potassium permanganate?

  • Fire and explosion hazard: not combustible, but may enhance combustion or explosion in the presence of other chemicals. It can release toxic gases during a fire
  • Skin contact: May cause skin irritation and redness
  • Inhalation: If inhaled in large amounts it causes a burning sensation in the throat and potentially difficulties breathing. Cases of prolonged exposure may lead to lung oedema and cause permanent damage
  • Ingestion: If ingested it may cause abdominal pain, vomiting and diarrhoea
  • In case of spillage: Staff may need chemical suits including breathing apparatus to clean spillages. In this case saw dust or other combustible absorbents are not appropriate

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