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Potassium Dichromate, 200 grams #016-611
Potassium Dichromate, 200 grams
Chemical Name:
Potassium Dichromate
CAS Number:
Chemical Formula:

Detailed Product Description:

Potassium dichromate is a common chemical reagent, commonly

used as an oxidizing agent in various laboratory and industrial

applications.  It is a crystalline ionic solid with a vivid red-orange




This is ACS Reagent Grade material with a minimum purity of 99.5%.



In organic chemistry, potassium dichromate is a milder oxidizer than

potassium permanganate.  It is used to oxidize alcohols.  It converts

primary alcohols into aldehydes, or into carboxylic acids.


Like other hexavalent chromium compounds (chromium trioxide,

sodium dichromate), potassium dichromate may be used to prepare

chromic acid, which can be used for cleaning glassware and etching



Potassium dichromate has important uses in photography and in photo

screen printing where it is used as an oxidizing agent together with a

strong mineral acid.


Potassium dichromate is used to finish certain types of wood.  It brings

out the color and grain to a very deep, rich appearance.  This is particularly

effective on mahogany.


Safety Precautions:

Chromium is highly likely to induce sensitization leading to dermatitis,

especially of the hand and fore-arms, which is chronic and difficult to

treat.  It is also toxic.  As with other CrVI compounds, potassium

dichromate is carcinogenic and should be handled with gloves and

appropriate health and safety protection. The compound is also corrosive

and exposure may produce severe eye damage or blindness


Download, read, and understand the required precautions noted in

the Material Safety Data Sheet before using this substance.


                Click here to download MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheet)



Contents of 200 grams comes packed in 250ml sized wide-mouth polypropylene bottle.


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