Potassium permanganate (KMnO4)

Substance: potassium permanganate.

Also known as: Potassium manganate(VII) Chameleon mineral Condy's crystals Permanganate of potash Hypermangan

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Wikipedia article about potassium permanganate

Hazard information danger

Oxidising
Corrosive cat. 1
Lower systemic health hazards
Environment

Hazard statements

  • May intensify fire; oxidizer
  • Harmful if swallowed
  • Causes severe skin burns and eye damage
  • Very toxic to aquatic life with long lasting effects

Precautionary statements

  • Keep/Store away from clothing/…/combustible materials. [As modified by IV ATP]
  • Avoid release to the environment.
  • Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection. [As modified by IV ATP]
  • Immediately call a POISON CENTER/doctor/… [As modified by IV ATP]
  • Dispose of contents/container to … [… in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulation (to be specified)].

Experiments with this reagent