Potassium superoxide (KO2)

Substance: potassium superoxide.

Also known as: Potassium dioxide

Chemspider article about potassium superoxide

Wikipedia article about potassium superoxide

Hazard information danger

Oxidising
Corrosive cat. 1

Hazard statements

  • May cause fire or explosion; strong oxidizer
  • Causes severe skin burns and eye damage

Precautionary statements

  • Keep/Store away from clothing/…/combustible materials. [As modified by IV ATP]
  • Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection. [As modified by IV ATP]
  • IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses if present and easy to do – continue rinsing.
  • Immediately call a POISON CENTER/doctor/… [As modified by IV ATP]

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