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Potassium 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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Hazard Statements: H271-H302
May cause fire or explosion; strong oxidizer. Harmful if swallowed.
Precautionary Statements: P221-P283-P210v-P306+P360-P371+P380+P375-P501a
Take any precaution to avoid mixing with combustibles. Wear fire/flame resistant/retardant clothing. Keep away from heat IF ON CLOTHING: Rinse immediately contaminated clothing and skin with plenty of water before removing clothes. In case of major fire and large quantities: Evacuate area. Fight fire remotely due to the risk of explosion. Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.