Material Safety Data Sheet
Section 1 - Chemical Product and Company Identification
MSDS Name: Potassium Permanganate
AC196750250, AC207740250, S71982-1, S72224B, S77642, S77645, NC9556435,
NC9648879, NC9667433, NC9899397, NC9905765, P279-212, P279-3, P279-500,
P287-212, P287-500, XXP27910KG, XXP28750KG, XXP28750KG/F, XXP28750LB
Permanganic acid, potassium salt; Permanganate of potash
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Section 2 - Composition, Information on Ingredients
| 7722-64-7||Permanganic permanganate
|| 100 ||231-760-3
Hazard Symbols: XN O N
Risk Phrases: 22 8 50/53
Section 3 - Hazards Identification
Appearance: dark purple solid.
Danger! Strong oxidizer. Contact with other
material may cause a fire. May cause kidney damage. May be harmful
if swallowed. May cause severe respiratory tract irritation with
possible burns. May cause severe digestive tract irritation with
possible burns. Causes severe eye and skin irritation with possible
burns. Reproductively active.
Target Organs: Blood, kidneys, central nervous
system, liver, lungs, respiratory system, eyes, skin.
Potential Health Effects
Causes severe eye irritation and possible burns. May cause
chemical conjunctivitis and corneal damage.
May be harmful if absorbed through the skin. Causes skin irritation
and possible burns. May cause skin rash (in milder cases), and cold
and clammy skin with cyanosis or pale color.
Skin contact can cause brown stains in the area, and possible hardenin
g of the outer skin layer.
Harmful if swallowed. May cause severe and permanent damage to the
digestive tract. May cause severe gastrointestinal tract irritation
with nausea, vomiting and possible burns. May cause liver and kidney
damage. May cause perforation of the digestive tract. May cause
central nervous system effects. May be harmful if swallowed. May
form methemoglobin which in sufficient concentration causes cyanosis
(bluish discoloration of skin due to deficient oxygenation of the
blood). In high doses, manganese may increase anemia by interfering
with iron absorption.
Manganese in general is a central nervous system poison, and potassium
permanganate has also been shown to have this property.
Aspiration may lead to pulmonary edema. Causes respiratory tract
irritation with possible burns. May cause central nervous system
effects such as nausea and headache.
Prolonged or repeated skin contact may cause defatting and
dermatitis. Effects may be delayed. Laboratory experiments have
resulted in mutagenic effects. Chronic manganese toxicity through
inhalation may result in "manganism", which is a disease of the
central nervous system involving psychic and neurological disorders.
May cause kidney damage. May cause adverse reproductive effects.
Section 4 - First Aid Measures
Get medical aid immediately. Do NOT allow victim to rub or keep eyes
closed. Extensive irrigation with water is required (at least 30
Get medical aid immediately. Immediately flush skin with plenty of
water for at least 15 minutes while removing contaminated clothing
and shoes. Wash clothing before reuse. Destroy contaminated shoes.
Do NOT induce vomiting. If victim is conscious and alert, give 2-4
cupfuls of milk or water. Never give anything by mouth to an
unconscious person. Get medical aid immediately.
Get medical aid immediately. Remove from exposure and move to fresh
air immediately. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen. Do NOT use
mouth-to-mouth resuscitation. If breathing has ceased apply
artificial respiration using oxygen and a suitable mechanical device
such as a bag and a mask.
Notes to Physician:
Absorption of this product into the body may cause cyanosis (bluish
discoloration of skin due to deficient oxygenation of the blood).
Moderate degrees of cyanosis need to be treated only by supportive
measures: bed rest and oxygen inhalation. If cyanosis is severe,
intravenous injection of Methylene blue, 1mg/kg of body weight may
be of value.
Section 5 - Fire Fighting Measures
As in any fire, wear a self-contained breathing apparatus in
pressure-demand, MSHA/NIOSH (approved or equivalent), and full
protective gear. Strong oxidizer. Contact with combustible materials
may cause a fire. During a fire, irritating and highly toxic gases
may be generated by thermal decomposition or combustion. Some
oxidizers may react explosively with hydrocarbons(fuel). May
accelerate burning if involved in a fire. Containers may explode when
Cool containers with flooding quantities of water until well after
fire is out. For small fires, do NOT use dry chemicals, carbon
dioxide, halon or foams. USE WATER ONLY. For large fires, flood
fire area with water from a distance.
Flash Point: Not applicable.
Autoignition Temperature: Not applicable.
Explosion Limits, Lower:Not available.
Upper: Not available.
(estimated) Health: 3; Flammability: 0; Instability: 1; Special Hazard: OX
Section 6 - Accidental Release Measures
General Information: Use proper personal protective equipment as indicated
in Section 8.
Vacuum or sweep up material and place into a suitable disposal
container. Avoid runoff into storm sewers and ditches which lead to
waterways. Clean up spills immediately, observing precautions in the
Protective Equipment section. Avoid generating dusty conditions.
Provide ventilation. Do not get water inside containers. Do not use
combustible materials such as paper towels to clean up spill.
Section 7 - Handling and Storage
Wash thoroughly after handling. Remove contaminated clothing and
wash before reuse. Use only in a well-ventilated area. Minimize dust
generation and accumulation. Do not get in eyes, on skin, or on
clothing. Keep container tightly closed. Avoid contact with clothing
and other combustible materials. Do not ingest or inhale. Do not
store near combustible materials. Discard contaminated shoes.
Keep away from sources of ignition. Do not store near combustible
materials. Keep container closed when not in use. Store in a tightly
closed container. Store in a cool, dry, well-ventilated area away
from incompatible substances.
Section 8 - Exposure Controls, Personal Protection
Facilities storing or utilizing this material should be equipped
with an eyewash facility and a safety shower. Use adequate
ventilation to keep airborne concentrations low.
||OSHA - Final PELs|
|Permanganic permanganate||none listed
||none listed||none listed
OSHA Vacated PELs:
No OSHA Vacated PELs are listed for this chemical.
Personal Protective Equipment
Wear appropriate protective eyeglasses or chemical
safety goggles as described by OSHA's eye and face
protection regulations in 29 CFR 1910.133 or European
Wear appropriate protective gloves to prevent skin
Wear appropriate protective clothing to prevent skin
A respiratory protection program that meets OSHA's 29
CFR 1910.134 and ANSI Z88.2 requirements or European
Standard EN 149 must be followed whenever workplace
conditions warrant a respirator's use.
Section 9 - Physical and Chemical Properties
Physical State: Solid
Appearance: dark purple
pH: Not available.
Vapor Pressure: Not available.
Vapor Density: Not available.
Evaporation Rate:Not available.
Viscosity: Not available.
Boiling Point: Not available.
Freezing/Melting Point:464 deg F
Decomposition Temperature:Not available.
Solubility: Moderately soluble in water.
Section 10 - Stability and Reactivity
Stable under normal temperatures and pressures.
Conditions to Avoid:
High temperatures, incompatible materials, dust generation,
combustible materials, reducing agents.
Incompatibilities with Other Materials:
Strong reducing agents, peroxides, aluminum, zinc, lead, copper,
copper alloys, organic materials, sulfuric acid, glycerol,
phosphorus, combustible organics, ammonium nitrate, dimethyl
formamide, ethylene glycol, hydroxylamine, hydrogen trisulfide,
antimony, ammonium salts, acids, sulfur, acetic acid, acetic
anhydride, arsenites, bromides, iodides, hydrochloric acid, charcoal,
ferric salts, mercurous salts, hypophosphites, sulfites, alcohols,
Hazardous Decomposition Products:
Irritating and toxic fumes and gases, oxygen, oxides of potassium,
oxides of manganese.
Hazardous Polymerization: Has not been reported.
Section 11 - Toxicological Information
CAS# 7722-64-7: SD6475000
Oral, mouse: LD50 = 2157 mg/kg;
LD50 = 1090 mg/kg;
Not listed by ACGIH, IARC, NIOSH, NTP, or OSHA.
No information available.
No information available.
Intratesticular, rat: TDLo = 400 mg/kg (male 1 day(s) pre-mating)
Fertility - male fertility index (e.g. # males impregnating females
per # males exposed to fertile nonpregnant females).; Oral, mouse:
TDLo = 513 mg/kg (male 5 day(s) pre-mating) Paternal Effects -
spermatogenesis (incl. genetic material, sperm morphology, motility,
and count).; Intratesticular, gerbil: TDLo = 25 mg/kg (male 1 day(s)
pre-mating) Fertility - male fertility index (e.g. # males
impregnating females per # males exposed to fertile nonpregnant
No information available.
Micronucleus Test: Oral, mouse = 205 mg/kg/24H (Continuous).;
Cytogenetic Analysis: Oral, mouse = 718 mg/kg/7D (Continuous).;
Cytogenetic Analysis: Mouse, Mammary gland = 1 mmol/L/48H.; Sperm
Morphology: Oral, mouse = 513 mg/kg/5D (Continuous).
No information available.
Section 12 - Ecological Information
Fish: Channel catfish: LC50 = 0.75 mg/L; 96 Hr; Unspecified
Goldfish: LC50 = 3.6 mg/L; 24 Hr; Unspecified
LC50 = 1.5-5.0 mg/L; 24 Hr; Static bioassay
No data available.
No information available.
No information available.
Harmful to aquatic life in very low concentrations.
Section 13 - Disposal Considerations
Chemical waste generators must determine whether a discarded chemical is classified
as a hazardous waste.
US EPA guidelines for the classification determination are listed in 40 CFR Parts 261.3.
Additionally, waste generators must consult state and local hazardous waste regulations to
ensure complete and accurate classification.
RCRA P-Series: None listed.
RCRA U-Series: None listed.
Section 14 - Transport Information
Section 15 - Regulatory Information
CAS# 7722-64-7 is listed on the TSCA inventory.
Health & Safety Reporting List
None of the chemicals are on the Health & Safety Reporting List.
Chemical Test Rules
None of the chemicals in this product are under a Chemical Test Rule.
None of the chemicals are listed under TSCA Section 12b.
TSCA Significant New Use Rule
None of the chemicals in this material have a SNUR under TSCA.
CERCLA Hazardous Substances and corresponding RQs
CAS# 7722-64-7: 100 lb final RQ; 45.4 kg final RQ
SARA Section 302 Extremely Hazardous Substances
None of the chemicals in this product have a TPQ.
CAS # 7722-64-7: acute, flammable.
This material contains Permanganic permanganate (listed as
Manganese), 100%, (CAS# 7722-64-7) which is subject to the reporting
requirements of Section 313 of SARA Title III and 40 CFR Part 373.
Clean Air Act:
This material does not contain any hazardous air pollutants.
This material does not contain any Class 1 Ozone depletors.
This material does not contain any Class 2 Ozone depletors.
Clean Water Act:
CAS# 7722-64-7 is listed as a Hazardous Substance under the CWA.
None of the chemicals in this product are listed as Priority
Pollutants under the CWA.
None of the chemicals in this product are listed as Toxic Pollutants
under the CWA.
None of the chemicals in this product are considered highly hazardous
CAS# 7722-64-7 can be found on the following state right to know
lists: California, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts.
California No Significant Risk Level:
None of the chemicals in this product are listed.
European Labeling in Accordance with EC Directives
XN O N
R 22 Harmful if swallowed.
R 8 Contact with combustible material may cause
R 50/53 Very toxic to aquatic organisms; may cause
long-term adverse effects in the aquatic environment.
S 60 This material and/or its container must be
disposed of as hazardous waste.
S 61 Avoid release to the environment. Refer to
special instructions/Safety data sheets.
WGK (Water Danger/Protection)
CAS# 7722-64-7: 2
Canada - DSL/NDSL
CAS# 7722-64-7 is listed on Canada's DSL List.
Canada - WHMIS
This product has a WHMIS classification of C, E.
Canadian Ingredient Disclosure List
CAS# 7722-64-7 is listed on the Canadian Ingredient Disclosure List.
CAS# 7722-64-7: OEL-AUSTRALIA:TWA 5 mg(Mn)/m3 JANUARY 1993 OEL-BEL
GIUM:TWA 5 mg(Mn)/m3 JANUARY 1993 OEL-CZECHOSLOVAKIA:TWA 2 mg(Mn)/m3
;STEL 6 mg(Mn)/m3 JANUARY 1993 OEL-DENMARK:TWA 2.5 mg(Mn)/m3 JANUAR
Y 1993 OEL-FINLAND:TWA 2.5 mg(Mn)/m3 JANUARY 1993 OEL-HUNGARY:TWA 0
.3 mg(Mn)/m3;STEL 0.6 mg(Mn)/m3 JANUARY 1993 OEL-JAPAN:TWA 0.3 mg(Mn)
/m3 JANUARY 1993 OEL-THE NETHERLANDS:TWA 1 mg(Mn)/m3 JANUARY 1993
OEL-POLAND:TWA 0.3 mg(Mn)/m3 JANUARY 1993 OEL-SWEDEN:TWA 1 mg(Mn)/m3
;STEL 2.5 mg(Mn)/m3 (resp. dust) OEL-SWEDEN:TWA 2.5 mg(Mn)/m3;STEL 5
mg(Mn)/m3 (total dust) OEL-UNITED KINGDOM:TWA 5 mg(Mn)/m3 JANUARY 19
93 OEL IN BULGARIA, COLOMBIA, JORDAN, KOREA check ACGIH TLV OEL IN N
EW ZEALAND, SINGAPORE, VIETNAM check ACGI TLV
Section 16 - Additional Information
MSDS Creation Date: 3/02/1999
Revision #4 Date: 3/13/2003
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