Potassium permanganate

Molecular formula:
Chemical compound:
potassium permanganate
Common name
Other names:
potassium manganate(VII), chameleon mineral, condy's crystals, permanganate of potash, hypermangan

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MSDS (material safety data sheet)

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Hazard information danger



Environmentally damaging

  • 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.
    • Avoid release to the environment.
    • Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection.
    • Immediately call a POISON CENTER/doctor/…
    • IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses if present and easy to do – continue rinsing.
    • Dispose of contents/container to … [… in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulation (to be specified)].