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Potassium Permanganate, also known as Chameleon Mineral, Condy's Crystals, Manganese, Potassium Manganate(VII), Permanganate of Potash, and Potassium Oxido(trioxo)Manganese, have the chemical formula KMnO4. It is an inorganic salt that appears as dark green to purple to black powder or crystals and is soluble in Water at ambient conditions. It dissolves in water to give an intense pink or purple solution. Although it is noncombustible, yet it can catalyze the combustibility of other materials. Additionally, it can undergo spontaneous ignition upon exposure to flammable liquids. An ACS Grade reagent is a chemical that meets the purity requirements of the American Chemical Society (ACS). It is generally equivalent to the Analytical Reagent Grade. For dependable, consistent, and repeatable findings, ACS Grade reagents can be utilized in high-quality research labs. In the United States of America (USA), Lab Alley sells its high-quality Potassium Permanganate, ACS Reagent Grade online at laballey.com.

Potassium permanganate is used as a medication for a number of skin conditions. This includes fungal infections of the foot, impetigo, pemphigus, superficial wounds, dermatitis, and tropical ulcers. For tropical ulcers it is used together with procaine benzylpenicillin. Potassium permanganate is a topical antiseptic. Potassium permanganate is effective in fighting certain viruses. Iodine, a calcium hypochlorite and potassium permanganate are useful for virus inactivation. It also kills bacteria, fungi and algae. 

Potassium permanganate appears as a purplish colored crystalline solid. Noncombustible but accelerates the burning of combustible material. Potassium permanganate is a common chemical compound that combines manganese oxide ore with potassium hydroxide. It was first developed as a disinfectant in 1857. Since then, it’s been widely used to treat a variety of skin conditions, including fungal infections. Iron filter tanks are filled with a purple liquid that is made by adding Potassium Permanganate and water.

Information On Potassium Permanganate From Wikipedia

Potassium permanganate is a chemical compound with chemical formula KMnO4; specifically, a salt consisting of K+ and MnO−4 ions (with manganese is in the +7 oxidation state). It is a purplish-black crystalline solid, that dissolves in water to give intensely pink or purple solutions. Potassium permanganate is widely used in chemical industry and laboratories as a strong oxidizing agent, and also as a medication for dermatitis, for cleaning wounds, and general disinfection. It is on the World Health Organization's List of Essential Medicines, the safest and most effective medicines needed in a health system. In 2000, worldwide production was estimated at 30,000 tonnes. Potassium permanganate is used extensively in the water treatment industry. It is used as a regeneration chemical to remove iron and hydrogen sulfide (rotten egg smell) from well water via a "Manganese Greensand" Filter. "Pot-Perm" is also obtainable at pool supply stores and is used additionally to treat waste water. Historically it was used to disinfect drinking water and can turn the water pink. It currently finds application in the control of nuisance organisms such as zebra mussels in fresh water collection and treatment systems. Read more here.

Potassium Permanganate For Skin

Potassium permanganate is used as a wet dressing for wounds on your skin's surface that are blistered or oozing pus. Athlete's foot and impetigo. Potassium permanganate can help to treat both bacterial and fungal skin infections such as athlete's foot and impetigo. Read more here

Potassium Permanganate With Hydrogen Peroxide

It is a reaction between 50% Hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) and Potassium permanganate (KMnO4) . It is a very vigorous reaction which steam (H2O) and Oxygen (O2) are the desired products, side products include Manganese(IV) oxide (MnO2) and trace amount of Potassium compound. Read more here.

Potassium Permanganate Hazards

Breathing Potassium Permanganate can irritate the nose and throat. Breathing Potassium Permanganate can irritate the lungs causing coughing and/or shortness of breath. Higher exposures can cause a build-up of fluid in the lungs (pulmonary edema), a medical emergency, with severe shortness of breath. Read more here.

Potassium Permanganate For Plants And Fish

Potassium permanganate (PP) is a compound that is used by aquarists for the disinfecting of plants or ornaments before placement into aquariums. It is used to remove organic build-up in tank water, and kill bacteria and fungi. It is also employed to treat some parasites that infect fish. Read more here.

Potassium Permanganate Structure 

The formula and structure: Potassium permanganate is an ionic compound poised of potassium cation (K+) and the permanganate anion (MnO4-), in which the manganese atom is attached to four oxygen atoms through one single bond and three double bonds. The manganese metal is in the +7-oxidation state in this salt. Read more here.

Potassium Permanganate Solution

A potassium permanganate solution is made by dissolving crystals or powder in water aiming for a 1-in-10,000 solution. Potassium permanganate tablets can also be used. The tablets should be dissolved in hot water before pouring into the bath. The potassium permanganate solution should be a pink color. Read more here.

Potassium Permanganate For Hair

Potassium permanganate is a chemical compound that's used to treat several kinds of skin conditions, including bacterial and fungal infections.

Information On Potassium Permanganate From PubChem

Potassium permanganate appears as a purplish colored crystalline solid. Noncombustible but accelerates the burning of combustible material. If the combustible material is finely divided the mixture may be explosive. Contact with liquid combustible materials may result in spontaneous ignition. Contact with sulfuric acid may cause fire or explosion. Used to make other chemicals and as a disinfectant. Read more here.

Potassium Permanganate For Antlers

potassium permanganate for antlers Mix 1/2 teaspoon of potassium permanganate per 1 1/2 cups of water. Fill a bucket or bowl with as much of the mixture as you need to cover your antlers. The solution will be a deep purple once mixed, but it will stain your antlers brown. Read more here.

Uses Of Potassium Permanganate

Registered for use in the U.S. but approved pesticide uses may change periodically and so federal, state and local authorities must be consulted for currently approved uses. Used occasionally for bulbs and rhizomes, and for dipping grafting knives and other tools. Bleaching resins, waxes, fats, oils, straw, cotton, silk and other fibers and chamois skins; dyeing wood brown; printing fabrics; washing carbon dioxide in manuf mineral waters; exterminating Oidium tuckeri; photography; tanning leathers; purifying water; with formaldehyde soln to expel formaldehyde gas for disinfecting; as an important reagent in analytical and synthetic organic chemistry. Environmental applications, such as drinking water treatment (removal of tastes, odors, iron, and manganese, control of trihalomethanes; wastewater treatment (destruction of hydrogen sulfide and other toxic and/or corrosive compounds, including phenols and plating wastes; and air purification (degradation of malodorous or toxic constituents in industrial off-gases); in chemical processing, especially the manufacture of synthetic organics (e.g., saccharine, chloroamphenicol, ascorbic acid, isonicotinic acid, pyrazinoic acid); used for the purification of such chemicals as methanol, ethanol, acetic acid, caprolactam, adiponitrile, plasticizers, carbon dioxide for dry ice manufacture, zinc chloride, and hydrofluoric acid; in the bleaching of indigo and other dyes for cotton twill fashion garments; surface treatment of carbon steels and stainless steels (descaling and desmutting, especially in wire manufacture), etching of rubber and plastics, and decontamination of nuclear reactors; fish farmers to prevent oxygen depletion and to control fish parasites. Used as an unclassified sanitizer, disinfectant, bacteriocide, and germicide against animal pathogenic bacteria (gram neg and gram pos vegetative) in egg processing water. Used as an unclassified, conditional microbicide, microbistat, fungicide, and algaecide on cooling tower waters. Used as an unclassified sanitizer against animal pathogenic bacteria (gram neg and gram pos vegetative) on food processing plant premises, food processing plant surfaces, and food processing equipment. Used as an insecticide, miticide, and algaecide in ornamental fish ponds and aquaria water. Read more here.


Potassium Permanganate Crystal ACS Features:

Assay Min 99.0%
Insoluble Matter 0.2%
Chlorate and Chloride 0.005%
Nitrogen Compounds 0.005%
Sulfate 0.02%
Common Uses
  • Reagent
  • Oxidizing agent
Commercial/Industrial Application
  • Pharmaceutical intermediate
  • Nuclear plants
  • Chemical precursor
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