Detailed Product Description:
Potassium permanganate is a manganese salt. Also known as "permanganate
of potash," it is a strong oxidizing agent. Dark-purple crystalline solid
with blue metallic sheen. It dissolves in water to give deep purple solutions,
evaporation of which gives prismatic purplish-black glistening crystals. It
has a sweet flavor. Odorless. Soluble in water, acetone, and methanol.
Commonly used as an oxidizer for water treatment, disinfectant, as a medical
antiseptic, deodorizers, bleaches, radioactive decontamination of the skin.
Potassium permanganate can be used in rural areas to remove iron and
hydrogen sulfide (rotten egg smell) from well water by oxidation. A degree
of disinfection may also be achieved from this use. It similarly removes
hydrogen sulfide from waste water.
It is often included in survival kits along with either glycerine or a glucose tablet
for the purposes of making fire. The glucose tablet can be ground up, mixed with
the potassium permanganate and caused to combust by applying friction. It can
also be mixed with anti-freeze from a vehicle (a source of glycols) to produce flame,
although this can be dangerous and should be done in a controlled manner, such
as dipping some paper into the anti-freeze and then adding a small amount of
potassium permanganate. The ability to sterilize water and wounds is another
reason for inclusion in a survival kit.
Dangerous fire and explosion risk in contact with organic materials. Powerful
oxidizing agent. Irritant to skin and tissue.
Solid Potassium Permanganate is a strong oxidizer and in general it should be
kept separated from oxidizable substances. Dilute aqueous solutions of KMnO4
are not dangerous. This substance forms dangerous products upon contact with
concentrated acids. For instance, a reaction with concentrated sulfuric acid
produces the highly explosive manganese (VII) oxide (Mn2O7).
As an oxidizer, potassium permanganate stains the hands and clothing. Clothing
stains may be washed away using acetic acid. Skin stains, which are typically
brown, disappear within 48 hours.
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Quantity of 200 grams comes packed in 250ml wide-mouth amber glass bottle.