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Potassium perruthenate(VII) is used in the production of carbon nanotubes for flexible solid-state supercapacitors. It is also used as an oxidizing agent in the synthesis of 5-formylcytosine from 5-hydroxymethylcytosine.
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Hazard Statements: H272-H315-H319-H335
May intensify fire; oxidizer. Causes skin irritation. Causes serious eye irritation. May cause respiratory irritation.
Precautionary Statements: P210-P220-P221-P264b-P271-P280-P302+P352-P304+P340-P305+P351+P338-P312-P332+P313-P362-P370+P378q-P370+P380+P375-P372-P380-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 Use only outdoors or in a well-ventilated area. Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection. IF ON SKIN: Wash with plenty of soap and water. IF INHALED: Remove to fresh air and keep at rest in a position comfortable for breathing. IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing. Call a POISON CENTER or doctor/physician if you feel unwell. If skin irritation occurs: Get medical advice/attention. Take off contaminated clothing and wash before reuse. In case of fire: Use CO2, dry chemical, or foam Evacuate area. Fight fire remotely due to the risk of explosion. Explosion risk in case of fire. Dispose of contents/ container to an approved waste disposal plant