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For Parr Bomb WorkPotassium perchlorate is used in ammunition percussion caps, explosive primers, fireworks and propellants. It acts as a solid rocket propellant. It is also used as an oxidizer in colored pyrotechnic compositions and flash powder. It is used as an antithyroid and involved in the treatment of hyperthyroidism. The mixture of anthracene and sulfur with potassium perchlorate is used for generating black smoke signaling.
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Dolgoborodov, A. Y.; Ermolaev, B. S.; Shevchenko, A. A.; Teselkin, V. A.; Kirilenko, V. G.; Monogarov, K. A.; Streletskii, A. N. Combustion and detonation of mechanoactivated aluminum-potassium perchlorate mixtures. Russ. J. Phys. Chem. B 2015, 9 (4), 615-624.
Hazard Statements: H271-H302
May cause fire or explosion; strong oxidizer. Harmful if swallowed.
Precautionary Statements: P210-P220-P221-P264b-P270-P280-P283-P301+P312-P306+P360-P330-P370+P378q-P371+P380+P375-P501c
Keep away from heat/sparks/open flames/hot surfaces. - No smoking. Keep/Store away from clothing/combustible materials. Take any precaution to avoid mixing with combustibles. Wash face, hands and any exposed skin thoroughly after handling Do not eat, drink or smoke when using this product. Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection. Wear fire/flame resistant/retardant clothing. IF SWALLOWED: Call a POISON CENTER or doctor/physician if you feel unwell. IF ON CLOTHING: Rinse immediately contaminated clothing and skin with plenty of water before removing clothes. Rinse mouth. In case of fire: Use CO2, dry chemical, or foam In case of major fire and large quantities: Evacuate area. Fight fire remotely due to the risk of explosion. Dispose of contents/ container to an approved waste disposal plant