Potassium Permanganate (KMnO4)

Please note Potassium Permanganate is a restricted product. By law a Declaration Form must be completed to state your intended use for the product. ReAgent reserves the right to deny the sale of the product to any application it deems inappropriate.

Where Can I Buy Potassium Permanganate?

ReAgent Chemicals are leading Potassium Permanganate suppliers in the UK. We have manufactured and supplied chemicals to businesses for over 30 years, so if you’re looking to buy Potassium Permanganate, look no further.

What is Potassium Permanganate?

Potassium Permanganate is an inorganic salt compound with strong oxidising properties. When dissolved in water, it changes into a vivid pink coloured solution, which when evaporated leaves behind black shiny crystals. The product is produced by fusing manganese dioxide and potassium hydroxide.

The chemical formula for Potassium Permanganate is KMnO4

This product is listed as restricted due to its behaviour when exposed to certain acidic solutions. Can be explosive when exposed to sulphuric acid. As such, proper precautions must be taken before handling and use of this product.

What is Potassium Permanganate Used For?

Potassium Permanganate is used in every day application in medical and industrial environments such as in:

  • Anti-septic, can treat dermatitis and fungal skin infections.
  • Treatment of water.
  • A reagent for the synthesis of organic compounds.
  • Preservation of fruits. Helps to delay ripening time.
  • Often included in survival kits as a form of fire starter.
  • Used in the film industry to “age” props and set dressings.

Potassium Permanganate will stain if it comes into contact with any organic material due to the nature of oxidation.

ReAgent sells Potassium Permanganate in containers of 500g up to bags of 25Kg. Precautions must be taken at all times when handling chemicals.

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