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Sigma-Aldrich

Potassium persulfate

99.99% trace metals basis

Synonym(s):
Potassium peroxodisulfate
Linear Formula:
K2S2O8
CAS Number:
Molecular Weight:
270.32
EC Number:
MDL number:
PubChem Substance ID:

Quality Level

vapor density

9.3 (vs air)

assay

99.99% trace metals basis

form

solid

reaction suitability

reagent type: oxidant

impurities

≤ 150.0  ppm Trace Metal Analysis

SMILES string

[K+].[K+].[O-]S(=O)(=O)OOS([O-])(=O)=O

InChI

1S/2K.H2O8S2/c;;1-9(2,3)7-8-10(4,5)6/h;;(H,1,2,3)(H,4,5,6)/q2*+1;/p-2

InChI key

USHAGKDGDHPEEY-UHFFFAOYSA-L

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Application

Potassium persulfate is used to initiate the polymerization of styrene to form monodispersed, surfactant-free polystyrene spheres. Potassium persulfate is used as an oxidant to generate 2,2-azinobis(3-ethylbenzothiazoline-6-sulfonic acid) (ABTS) radical cation to measure the antioxidant activities of natural compounds.

Packaging

5, 25 g in poly bottle

Signal Word

Danger

Hazard Classifications

Acute Tox. 4 Oral - Eye Irrit. 2 - Ox. Sol. 3 - Resp. Sens. 1 - Skin Irrit. 2 - Skin Sens. 1 - STOT SE 3

Target Organs

Respiratory system

Storage Class Code

5.1B - Oxidizing hazardous materials

WGK Germany

WGK 1

Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

Flash Point(C)

Not applicable

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US),Eyeshields,Gloves

Certificate of Analysis

Certificate of Origin

Preparation of Monodisperse Polymer Spheres.
Fierke MA
Material Matters , 3.1, 13-13 (2008)
Toughening polystyrene by core-shell grafting copolymer polybutadiene-graft-polystyrene with potassium persulfate as initiator.
Di Cai G, et al.
Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry (Amsterdam, Netherlands), 19(3), 823-828 (2013)
ESR and X-ray Structure Investigations on the Binding and Mechanism of Inhibition of the Native State of Myeloperoxidase with Low Molecular Weight Fragments
Chavali B, et al.
Applied magnetic resonance, 46.8, 853-873 (2015)
Free radical degradation of chitosan with potassium persulfate.
Hsu SC, et al.
Polymer Degradation and Stability, 75(1), 73-83 (2002)
Potassium persulfate promoted catalytic wet oxidation of fulvic acid as a model organic compound in landfill leachate with activated carbon.
Xu XY, et al.
Chemical Engineering Journal, 200, 25-31 (2012)

Articles

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Protocols

Preparation of Monodisperse Polymer Spheres

Monodisperse, surfactant-free polymer spheres for use as colloidal crystal templates can be easily obtained in reasonably large quantities. Typical synthesis methods for poly(methyl methacrylate) (PMMA) and poly(styrene) (PS) by emulsifier free emulsion polymerization are described below and yield spheres several hundred nanometers in diameter.

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