Material Safety Data Sheet
Section 1 - Chemical Product and Company Identification
MSDS Name: Potassium permanganate
AC196750000, AC196750010, AC196752500, AC207740000, AC207740010,
AC207740250, AC218680000, AC218681000, AC424170000, AC424170250, 19675-0250,
19675-5000, 20774-5000, 42417-0025, 42417-5000, NC9368615, NC9667433,
P279-212, P279-500, P287-212, P287-500
Permanganic acid, potassium salt; Permanganate of potash; Chameleon
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Section 2 - Composition, Information on Ingredients
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Section 3 - Hazards Identification
Appearance: bronze crystals.
Danger! Strong oxidizer. Contact with other
material may cause a fire. Causes severe eye and skin irritation
with possible burns. May be harmful if swallowed. May cause severe
respiratory tract irritation with possible burns. May cause severe
digestive tract irritation with possible burns.
Target Organs: Central nervous system, lungs,
respiratory system, gastrointestinal system, eyes, skin.
Potential Health Effects
Causes severe eye irritation and possible burns. May cause
chemical conjunctivitis and corneal damage.
Recovery is usually complete, but in severe cases, permanent damage
such as a dense, white cloudiness of the cornea may occur.
Causes skin irritation and possible burns.
Skin contact can cause brown stains in the area, and possible
hardening of the outer skin layer.
May cause liver and kidney damage. May cause perforation of the
digestive tract. May cause central nervous system effects. In high
doses, manganese may increase anemia by interfering with iron
Causes respiratory tract irritation with possible burns. The lowest
exposure concentration of manganese at which early effects on the
CNS and the lungs may occur is still unknown. However, once
neurological signs are present, they tend to continue and worsen
after exposure ends. Extreme exposures could result in a build-up of
fluid in the lungs (pulmonary edema) that might be fatal in severe
Chronic inhalation or ingestion may result in manganism
characterized by neurological symptoms such as headache, apathy, and
weakness of the legs, followed by psychosis and neurological symptoms
similar to those of Parkinson's disease. Other chronic effects from
inhaling high amounts of manganese include an increased incidence of
cough and bronchitis and susceptibility to infectious lung disease.
Section 4 - First Aid Measures
In case of contact, immediately flush eyes with plenty of water for a
t least 15 minutes. Get medical aid immediately.
In case of contact, immediately flush skin with plenty of water for
at least 15 minutes while removing contaminated clothing and shoes.
Get medical aid immediately. Wash clothing before reuse. NOTE:
Contaminated clothing may be a fire hazard.
If swallowed, do NOT induce vomiting. Get medical aid immediately.
If victim is fully conscious, give a cupful of water. Never give
anything by mouth to an unconscious person.
If inhaled, remove to fresh air. If not breathing, give artificial
respiration. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen. Get medical aid.
Notes to Physician:
Treat symptomatically and supportively.
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. Water runoff can cause environmental damage. Dike
and collect water used to fight fire. Strong oxidizer. Contact with
other material may cause fire. Some oxidizers may react explosively
with hydrocarbons(fuel). May accelerate burning if involved in a
fire. Containers may explode when heated.
Use large quantities of water. Do not use dry chemicals, CO2, Halon
Flash Point: Not applicable.
Autoignition Temperature: Not applicable.
Explosion Limits, Lower:Not available.
Upper: Not available.
(estimated) Health: 3; Flammability: 0; Instability: 0; 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 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 with adequate ventilation. Minimize dust
generation and accumulation. Do not get in eyes, on skin, or on
clothing. Keep from contact with clothing and other combustible
materials. Discard contaminated shoes. Do not breathe dust. Do not
breathe spray or mist. Inform laundry personnel of contaminant's
Do not store near combustible materials. Keep container closed when
not in use. Store in a cool, dry, well-ventilated area away from
incompatible substances. Keep away from strong acids. Keep away from
flammable liquids. Keep away from reducing agents. Avoid storage on
Section 8 - Exposure Controls, Personal Protection
Use process enclosure, local exhaust ventilation, or other
engineering controls to control airborne levels below recommended
exposure limits. Facilities storing or utilizing this material should
be equipped with an eyewash facility and a safety shower.
||OSHA - Final PELs|
0.2 mg/m3 TWA (as Mn) (listed under Manganese, inorganic compounds).
1 mg/m3 TWA (as Mn) (listed under Manganese compounds, n.o.s.).500 mg/m3 IDLH (as Mn) (listed under Manganese compounds, n.o.s.).
5 mg/m3 Ceiling (as Mn) (listed under Manganese compounds, n.o.s.).
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 respirator use.
Section 9 - Physical and Chemical Properties
Physical State: Crystals
Appearance: dark purple - bronze
pH: 7-9 (20 g/l H2O)
Vapor Pressure: Negligible
Vapor Density: Not available.
Evaporation Rate:Not available.
Viscosity: Not available.
Boiling Point: Not applicable.
Freezing/Melting Point:240 deg C
Decomposition Temperature:150 deg C
Solubility: 6.4 g/100 ml @ 20°C
Specific Gravity/Density:2.700 g/cm3
Section 10 - Stability and Reactivity
Stable under normal temperatures and pressures.
Conditions to Avoid:
Dust generation, temperatures above 150°C.
Incompatibilities with Other Materials:
Strong reducing agents, organic materials, arsenites, bromides,
iodides, hydrochloric acid, charcoal, mercurous salts,
hypophosphites, sulfites, alcohols, ferrous salts, strong acids,
some metals, formaldehyde, metal powders, ethylene glycol, peroxides,
Hazardous Decomposition Products:
Oxygen, oxides of potassium, oxides of manganese.
Hazardous Polymerization: Will not occur.
Section 11 - Toxicological Information
Oral, mouse: LD50
= 2157 mg/kg;
Oral, mouse: LD50 =
Oral, rat: LD50 = 750
The estimated lethal human dose by ingestion is 10 grams, with death
being delayed by up to one month: Oral, rat: LD50 = 1090 mg/kg.
Oral, human: LDLo = 143 mg/kg.
Not listed by ACGIH, IARC, NTP, or CA Prop 65.
The U.S. EPA stated that epidemiological studies of
inorganic manganese compounds in humans indicate effects on
the respiratory system at levels below 1 mg/m3.
No information found
Men exposed to manganese dusts showed a decrease in
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).
Manganese is neurotoxic.
Section 12 - Ecological Information
Fish: Channel catfish: LC50 = 0.75 mg/L; 96 Hr; UnspecifiedFish:
Goldfish: LC50 = 3.6 mg/L; 24 Hr; UnspecifiedFish: Striped bass:
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: immediate, delayed, fire.
This material contains Potassium
permanganate (listed as Manganese compounds, n.o.s.), >98%, (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:
CAS# 7722-64-7 (listed as Manganese compounds, n.o.s.) is listed as a
hazardous air pollutant (HAP).
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 by OSHA.
CAS# 7722-64-7 can be found on the
following state right to know lists: California, New Jersey,
Pennsylvania, Minnesota, (listed as Manganese compounds, n.o.s.),
California Prop 65
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 fire.
R 50/53 Very toxic to aquatic organisms, may cause long-term
adverse effects in the aquatic environment.
S 60 This material and its container must be disposed of as hazardou
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.
This product has been classified in accordance with the hazard
criteria of the Controlled Products Regulations and the MSDS
contains all of the information required by those regulations.
Canadian Ingredient Disclosure List
CAS# 7722-64-7 is listed on the Canadian Ingredient Disclosure List.
Section 16 - Additional Information
MSDS Creation Date: 3/02/1999
Revision #11 Date: 2/15/2008
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