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REVISION DATE: 13th October 2008

POTASSIUM PERMANGANATE MSDS


POTASSIUM PERMANGANATE

1 IDENTIFICATION OF THE SUBSTANCE/PREPARATION AND OF THE


COMPANY/UNDERTAKING
PRODUCT NAME POTASSIUM PERMANGANATE
SYNONYMS, TRADE NAMES Cairox, , Aquox, , Permanganic Acid Potassium Salt, , Chameleon Mineral, , Condy's Crystals,
, Permanganate of Potash,
SUPPLIER Abbey Chemicals
27-30 North River Road
Great Yarmouth
Norfolk
NR30 1SH
Tel: +44 1493 850303
Fax: +44 1493 330909
www.abbey-chemicals.co.uk
Emergency Contact Number (Office +441493 850303
Hours)
SDS No. P026

2 HAZARDS IDENTIFICATION

Contact with combustible material may cause fire. Harmful if swallowed. Very toxic to aquatic organisms, may cause
long-term adverse effects in the aquatic environment.
CLASSIFICATION O;R8 Xn;R22 N;R50/53

3 COMPOSITION/INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS

EU INDEX NO. 025-002-00-9


EC No. 231-760-3
CAS-No. 7722-64-7

4 FIRST-AID MEASURES

INHALATION
Move the exposed person to fresh air at once. Get medical attention.
INGESTION
Provide rest, warmth and fresh air. Immediately rinse mouth and drink plenty of water (200-300 ml). Get medical attention.
SKIN CONTACT
Remove contaminated clothing immediately and wash skin with soap and water. Get medical attention if any discomfort
continues.
EYE CONTACT
Immediately flush with plenty of water for up to 15 minutes. Remove any contact lenses and open eyes wide apart. Get
medical attention immediately. Continue to rinse.

5 FIRE-FIGHTING MEASURES

EXTINGUISHING MEDIA
Water.
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SPECIFIC HAZARDS
By heating and fire, corrosive vapours/gases may be formed.
PROTECTIVE MEASURES IN FIRE
Self contained breathing apparatus and full protective clothing must be worn in case of fire.

6 ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES

PERSONAL PRECAUTIONS
Follow precautions for safe handling described in this safety data sheet. Avoid inhalation of dust and vapours. Avoid contact
with skin and eyes. Provide adequate ventilation.
ENVIRONMENTAL PRECAUTIONS
Spillages or uncontrolled discharges into watercourses must be IMMEDIATELY alerted to the Environmental Agency or other
appropriate regulatory body.
SPILL CLEAN UP METHODS
Remove spillage with vacuum cleaner. If not possible, collect spillage with shovel, broom or the like. Flush contaminated area
with plenty of water. Collect spillage in containers, seal securely and deliver for disposal according to local regulations.

7 HANDLING AND STORAGE

USAGE PRECAUTIONS
Avoid spilling, skin and eye contact. Keep away from heat, sparks and open flame. Eliminate all sources of ignition. Avoid
inhalation of high concentrations of dust. Provide good ventilation.
STORAGE PRECAUTIONS
Keep containers tightly closed. Keep in original container. Keep away from heat, sparks and open flame.
STORAGE CLASS
Oxidiser storage.

8 EXPOSURE CONTROLS/PERSONAL PROTECTION

PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT

RESPIRATORY EQUIPMENT
If ventilation is insufficient, suitable respiratory protection must be provided.
HAND PROTECTION
Rubber gloves are recommended.
EYE PROTECTION
Wear approved safety goggles.
OTHER PROTECTION
Wear rubber apron. Wear rubber footwear.

9 PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES

APPEARANCE Solid
COLOUR Dark Purple
ODOUR Odourless
SOLUBILITY Soluble in water.
RELATIVE DENSITY 2.7 20
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10 STABILITY AND REACTIVITY

STABILITY
Stable under normal temperature conditions and recommended use.
CONDITIONS TO AVOID
Avoid heat, flames and other sources of ignition. Avoid excessive heat for prolonged periods of time.
HAZARDOUS POLYMERISATION
Will not polymerise.
MATERIALS TO AVOID
Strong acids. Strong oxidising substances.

11 TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION

TOXIC DOSE 1 - LD 50 780 mg/kg (oral rat)


INHALATION
Upper respiratory irritation.
INGESTION
Irritating. May be absorbed in the body and cause dizziness, nausea and vomiting.
SKIN CONTACT
Irritating to skin.
EYE CONTACT
Irritation of eyes and mucous membranes.

12 ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION

ECOTOXICITY
The product components are not classified as environmentally hazardous. However, this does not exclude the possibility
that large or frequent spills can have a harmful or damaging effect on the environment.
LC 50, 96 Hrs, FISH mg/l 1.8
MOBILITY
The product is soluble in water.
BIOACCUMULATION
The product does not contain any substances expected to be bioaccumulating.

13 DISPOSAL CONSIDERATIONS

GENERAL INFORMATION
Waste to be treated as controlled waste. Disposal to licensed waste disposal site in accordance with local Waste Disposal Authority.
Do not puncture or incinerate even when empty.
DISPOSAL METHODS
Dispose of waste and residues in accordance with local authority requirements.

14 TRANSPORT INFORMATION

UK ROAD CLASS 5.1


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PROPER SHIPPING NAME POTASSIUM PERMANGANATE
UN NO. ROAD 1490 UK ROAD PACK GR. II
ADR CLASS NO. 5.1 ADR CLASS Class 5.1: Oxidising
substances.
ADR PACK GROUP II HAZARD No. (ADR) 50
ADR LABEL NO. 5.1 HAZCHEM CODE 1Y
CEFIC TEC(R) NO. 51GO2-I+II+III RID CLASS NO. 5.1
RID PACK GROUP II UN NO. SEA 1490
IMDG CLASS 5.1 IMDG PACK GR. II
EMS F-H, S-Q MFAG See Guide
MARINE POLLUTANT No. UN NO. AIR 1490
AIR CLASS 5.1 AIR PACK GR. II

15 REGULATORY INFORMATION

LABELLING

Harmful Oxidising Dangerous for the


environment
RISK PHRASES
R8 Contact with combustible material may cause fire.
R22 Harmful if swallowed.
R50/53 Very toxic to aquatic organisms, may cause long-term adverse effects in the
aquatic environment.
SAFETY PHRASES
S2 Keep out of the reach of children
S60 This material and its container must be disposed of as hazardous waste.
S61 Avoid release to the environment. Refer to special instructions/safety data
sheets.
STATUTORY INSTRUMENTS
Chemicals (Hazard Information and Packaging) Regulations.
APPROVED CODE OF PRACTICE
Classification and Labelling of Substances and Preparations Dangerous for Supply. Safety Data Sheets for Substances and
Preparations.
GUIDANCE NOTES
CHIP for everyone HSG(108).

16 OTHER INFORMATION

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REV. NO./REPL. SDS GENERATED 06
SDS NO. P026
SAFETY DATA SHEET STATUS
Approved.
DATE 13th October 2008
SIGNATURE Thomas Tailford