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Chemical formula: KMnO4

Material: Potassium permanganate is the chemical compound KMnO4. The salt is also known as "permanganate of potash". The permanganate ion is a strong oxidising agent. It dissolves in water to give deep purple solutions, evaporation of which gives prismatic purple-black glistening crystals. Potassium permanganate is used as an oxidising agent in diverse chemical reactions in the laboratory and in industry and also serves as a disinfectant as well as finding use in deodorisers. It can be used as a reagent for the synthesis of many different kinds of chemical compounds. In wastewater treatment, it is used to neutralize hydrogen sulfide. In analytical chemistry, a standardized aqueous solution of KMnO4 is sometimes used as an oxidising titrant for redox titrations due to its deep purple colour.

NB: Potassium permanganate is listed as a Table I precursor under the United Nations Convention Against Illicit Traffic in Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances. Norkem are authorised to supply this material to registered end-users.

Grades: Technical and BP in crystal, powder and needle forms.

Packaging: Material is available in 25 kilo nett drums.

Availability: Normally a stock item.