Potassium permanganate

BioUltra, ≥99.0% (RT)

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≥99.0% (RT)




insoluble matter, passes filter test
≤0.003% total nitrogen (N)


7-10 (25 °C, 0.1 M in H2O)


H2O: 0.1 M at 20 °C, clear, violet

anion traces

chloride, chlorate (as Cl-): ≤50 mg/kg
sulfate (SO42-): ≤100 mg/kg

cation traces

As: ≤10 mg/kg
Ca: ≤150 mg/kg
Cd: ≤5 mg/kg
Co: ≤5 mg/kg
Cr: ≤10 mg/kg
Cu: ≤5 mg/kg
Fe: ≤50 mg/kg
Mg: ≤100 mg/kg
Na: ≤200 mg/kg
Ni: ≤10 mg/kg
Pb: ≤10 mg/kg
Zn: ≤10 mg/kg


no transmittance (UV) in H2O at 0.1 M

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For volumetric redox analysis, preparation
Potassium permanganate, a strong oxidizing agent, is used to bleach organic compound such as melanin in analytical procedures such as immunostaining protocols and Feulgen-DNA microdensitometry.
Suitable for heterogeneous oxidations.


100, 250 g in poly bottle
1 kg in poly bottle

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Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US),Eyeshields,Gloves


UN 1490 5.1 / PGII

WGK Germany


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Arnaud Beduneau et al.
PloS one, 4(2), e4343-e4343 (2009-02-03)
We posit that the same mononuclear phagocytes (MP) that serve as target cells and vehicles for a host of microbial infections can be used to improve diagnostics and drug delivery. We also theorize that physical and biological processes such as...
F C Holstege et al.
Methods (San Diego, Calif.), 12(3), 203-211 (1997-07-01)
Open complex formation precedes initiation of transcription by RNA polymerases. In the analysis of transcription initiation from eukaryotic class II promoters, we have used promoter DNA structures that represent intermediates in open complex formation. We describe the preparation and isolation...
Jessica M Terry et al.
Talanta, 99, 1051-1056 (2012-09-13)
We have explored the chemiluminescence response of amino acids and related compounds (including the tripeptide glutathione, and disulfides: cystine, homocystine and glutathione disulfide) with several new adaptations of the permanganate and tris(2,2'-bipyridine)ruthenium(III) ([Ru(bipy)(3)](3+)) reagents and a recently developed colloidal manganese(IV)...
Matthias V Westphal et al.
ChemMedChem, 10(3), 461-469 (2015-01-30)
The tert-butyl group is a common motif in medicinal chemistry. Its incorporation into bioactive compounds is often accompanied by unwanted property modulation, such as increased lipophilicity and decreased metabolic stability. Several alternative substituents are available for the drug discovery process....
Ming Yang et al.
Nature communications, 6, 6445-6445 (2015-03-12)
Clostrubin is a potent antibiotic against methicillin- and vancomycin-resistant bacteria that was isolated from a strictly anaerobic bacterium Clostridium beijerinckii in 2014. This polyphenol possesses a fully substituted arene moiety on its pentacyclic scaffold, which poses a considerable challenge for...

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