Registration Dossier

Administrative data

First-aid measures

1. EYES
Immediately flush eyes with large amounts of water for at least 15 minutes holding lids apart to ensure flushing of the entire surface. Do not attempt to neutralize chemically. Seek medical attention immediately. Note to physician: Soluble decomposition products are alkaline. Insoluble decomposition product is brown manganese dioxide.

2. SKIN
Immediately wash contaminated areas with water. Remove contaminated clothing and footwear. Wash clothing and decontaminate footwear before reuse. Seek medical attention immediately if irritation is severe or persistent.

3. INHALATION
Remove person from contaminated area to fresh air. If breathing has stopped, resuscitate and administer oxygen if readily available. Seek medical attention immediately.

4. INGESTION
Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious or convulsing person. If person is conscious, give large quantities of water. Seek medical attention immediately

Fire-fighting measures

FIRST RESPONDERS:
Wear protective gloves, boots, goggles, and respirator. In case of fire, wear positive pressure breathing apparatus. Approach incident with caution.

EXTINGUISHING MEDIA Use large quantities of water. Water will turn pink to purple if in contact with potassium permanganate. Dike to contain. Do
not use dry chemicals, CO2 Halon® or foams.

SPECIAL FIREFIGHTING PROCEDURES
If material is involved in fire, flood with water. Cool all affected containers with large quantities of water. Apply water from as far a distance as possible. Wear self-contained breathing apparatus and full protective clothing.

UNUSUAL FIRE AND EXPLOSION
Powerful oxidizing material. May decompose spontaneously if exposed to heat (150°C / 302°F). May be explosive in contact with certain other chemicals (Section 10). May react violently with finely divided and readily oxidizable substances. Increases burning rate of combustible material

Accidental release measures

PERSONAL PRECAUTIONS:
Ensure adequate ventilation. Avoid dust formation. Avoid inhalation and contact with eyes and skin. Personnel should wear protective clothing suitable for the task. Remove all ignition sources and incompatible materials before attempting clean up.

ENVIRONMENTAL PRECAUTIONS:
Do not flush into sanitary sewer system or surface water. If accidental release into the environment occurs, inform the responsible authorities. Keep the product away from drains, sewers, surface and ground water and soil.

STEPS TO BE TAKEN IF MATERIAL IS RELEASED OR SPILLED:
Clean up spills immediately by sweeping or shoveling up the material. Do not return spilled material to the original container – transfer to a clean metal drum. To clean contaminated surfaces or floors, flush with abundant quantities of water into sewer, if permitted by federal, state, and local regulations - if not, collect water and treat chemically

Handling and storage

WORK/HYGIENIC PRACTICES
Wash hands thoroughly with soap and water after handling potassium permanganate. Do not eat, drink or smoke when working with potassium permanganate. Wear proper protective equipment. Remove clothing, if it becomes contaminated.

VENTILATION REQUIREMENTS
Provide sufficient mechanical and/or local exhaust to maintain exposure below the TLV/TWA.

CONDITIONS FOR SAFE STORAGE
Store in accordance with NFPA 430 requirements for Class II oxidizers. Protect containers from physical damage. Store in a cool, dry area in closed containers. Segregate from acids, peroxides, formaldehyde, and all combustible, organic, or easily oxidizable materials including antifreeze and hydraulic fluid.

Transport information

Land transport (ADR/RID)

UN number:
UN 1490
Proper shipping name and description:
Potassium permanganate
Chemical name:
Potassium permanganate
Language:
English
Class:
5.1
Classification code:
50
Packaging group:
II
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Inland waterway transport (ADN(R))

UN number:
UN 1490
Proper shipping name and description:
Potassium permanganate
Chemical name:
Potassium permanganate
Language:
English
Class:
Oxidizer
Classification code:
5.1
Packaging group:
II
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Marine transport (IMDG)

UN number:
UN 1490
Proper shipping name and description:
Potassium permanganate
Chemical name:
Potassium permanganate
Class:
Oxidizer
Packaging group:
II
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Air transport ICAO/IATA

UN number:
UN 1490
Proper shipping name and description:
Potassium permanganate
Chemical name:
Potassium permanganate
Class:
Oxidizer
Packaging group:
II
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Exposure controls / personal protection

RESPIRATORY PROTECTION
In cases where overexposure to dust may occur, the use of an approved NIOSH-MSHA dust respirator or an air
supplied respirator is advised. Engineering or administrative controls should be implemented to control dust

EYE
Faceshield, goggles, or safety glasses with side shields should be worn. Provide eyewash in working area.

GLOVES
Rubber or plastic gloves should be worn.

OTHER PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT
Normal work clothing covering arms and legs, and rubber, or plastic apron should be worn.

Stability and reactivity

STABILITY
Under normal conditions, the material is stable.

CONDITIONS TO AVOID
Contact with incompatible materials or heat (150°C / 302ºF) could result in violent exothermic chemical reaction.

INCOMPATIBLE MATERIALS
Acids, peroxides, formaldehyde, anti-freeze, hydraulic fluids and all combustible organic or readily oxidizable inorganic
materials including metal powders. With hydrochloric acid, chlorine gas is liberated.

HAZARDOUS DECOMPOSITION PRODUCTS
When involved in a fire, potassium permanganate mayliberate corrosive fumes.

CONDITIONS CONTRIBUTING TO HAZARDOUS POLYMERISATION
Material is not known to polymerize.

Disposal considerations

Offer surplus and non-recyclable product or solutions to a licensed disposal company.

Reduce potassium permanganate in aqueous solutions with sodium thiosulfate, a bisulfite or ferrous salt solution. The bisulfite or ferrous salt may require some dilute sulfuric acid (10% w/w) to promote reduction. Neutralize with sodium carbonate to neutral pH, if acid was used. Decant or filter and deposit sludge in approved landfill. Where permitted, the sludge may be drained into sewer with large quantities of water. Contact Carus Chemical Companyfor additional recommendations.

Packaging materials must be triple rinsed to remove all potassium permanganate prior to re-cycling or disposal.