Potassium Permanganate, 500gm Merck India

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  • Potassium Permanganate
  • Laboratory Reagent
  • Pack Size: 500gm
  • Brand: Merck
  • Made in India

Potassium permanganate, with the chemical formula KMnO4, is a powerful oxidizing agent commonly used in various applications. It is a dark purple crystalline solid with potent oxidizing properties.

  • Pack Size: 500gm
  • Brand: Merck India
  • Oxidizing solid, Category 2, H272
  • Acute toxicity, Category 4, Oral, H302
  • Skin corrosion, Category 1C, H314
  • Reproductive toxicity, Category 2, H361d
  • Specific target organ toxicity – repeated exposure, Category 2, Inhalation, Brain, H373
  • Short-term (acute) aquatic hazard, Category 1, H400
  • Long-term (chronic) aquatic hazard, Category 1, H410
  • For the full text of the H-Statements mentioned in this Section, see Section 16
  • sulfonal (2,2-bisethylsulfonyyl)propane
  • cinchomeronic acid (pyridine-3,4-dicarboxylic acid)
  • isonicotinic acid (pyridine-4-carboxylic acid)
  • manganese(IV) sulfate
  • Suitable for heterogeneous oxidations

Here are some key uses and properties of potassium permanganate:

1. Water Treatment: Potassium permanganate is used for water purification and treatment due to its ability to oxidize and eliminate organic and inorganic impurities, as well as bacteria, algae, and odors.

2. Medical Applications: In medicine, potassium permanganate is used as an antiseptic and disinfectant for cleaning wounds and treating skin conditions like dermatitis, eczema, and fungal infections.

3. Laboratory Applications: It is employed in laboratories for various analytical procedures, such as titrations, to determine the concentration of reducing agents in a solution. It is also used as a stain in microscopy.

4. Chemical Synthesis: Potassium permanganate is utilized in chemical synthesis processes to oxidize organic compounds, facilitate reactions, and produce specific compounds.

5. Horticulture: In gardening and horticulture, potassium permanganate is employed to control fungal diseases in plants, treat root rot, and disinfect gardening tools.

6. Emergency Water Disinfection: Potassium permanganate can be used in emergencies to disinfect water sources contaminated with pathogens, making it safe for consumption.

7. Oxidative Degradation: It is used in oxidative degradation processes to break down organic pollutants in wastewater treatment plants and industrial effluents.

8. Analytical Chemistry: Potassium permanganate is widely used in analytical chemistry for redox titrations and as an oxidizing agent to determine the presence of certain substances in a sample.

It’s essential to handle potassium permanganate with care due to its strong oxidizing properties, as it can cause skin irritation, stains, and burns upon contact. Additionally, it should be stored away from flammable materials and in a dry environment to prevent decomposition.

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