Potassium perchlorate (KClO4)

Substance: potassium perchlorate.

Also known as: Potassium chlorate(VII) Perchloric acid, potassium salt Peroidin

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Hazard information danger

Oxidising
Lower systemic health hazards

Hazard statements

  • May cause fire or explosion; strong oxidizer
  • Harmful if swallowed

Precautionary statements

  • Keep away from heat, hot surfaces, sparks, open flames and other ignition sources. No smoking. [As modified by IV ATP]
  • Keep/Store away from clothing/…/combustible materials. [As modified by IV ATP]
  • Take any precaution to avoid mixing with combustibles.
  • Wash … thoroughly after handling.
  • Do not eat, drink or smoke when using this product.
  • Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection. [As modified by IV ATP]
  • Wear fire/flame resistant/retardant clothing.
  • IF SWALLOWED: Call a POISON CENTER/doctor/…/if you feel unwell. [As modified by IV ATP]
  • IF ON CLOTHING: Rinse immediately contaminated clothing and skin with plenty of water before removing clothes.
  • Rinse mouth.
  • In case of fire: Use … to extinguish. [As modified by IV ATP]
  • In case of major fire and large quantities: Evacuate area. Fight fire remotely due to the risk of explosion.
  • Dispose of contents/container to … [… in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulation (to be specified)].

Experiments with this reagent