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7778-74-7 - Potassium perchlorate, 99% - A11296 - Alfa Aesar

A11296 Potassium perchlorate, 99%

CAS Number
7778-74-7
Synonyms

Size Price ($) Quantity Availability
100g 32.96
500g 92.08
2500g 374.92
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Potassium perchlorate, 99%

MDL
MFCD00011362
EINECS
231-912-9

Chemical Properties

Formula
KClO4
Formula Weight
138.55
Melting point
301-304°
Density
2.52
Solubility
Soluble in water. Slightly soluble in acetone. Insoluble in ethanol, ethyl acetate and ether.

Applications

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.

Notes

Hygroscopic. Incompatible with strong reducing agents, powdered metals, strong acids and alcohols.

Literature References

Pourmortazavi, S. M.; Zaree, A.; Mirsadeghi, S. Taguchi approach-assisted optimization of spraying in non-solvent process for preparation of potassium perchlorate nanoparticles. J. Sol-Gel Sci. Technol. 2015, 76 (3), 510-518.

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.

GHS Hazard and Precautionary Statements

Hazard Statements: H271-H302

May cause fire or explosion; strong oxidizer. Harmful if swallowed.

Precautionary Statements: P221-P283-P210-P220-P280-P264-P306+P360-P371+P380+P375-P301+P312-P501a

Take any precaution to avoid mixing with combustibles. Wear fire/flame resistant/retardant clothing. Keep away from heat/sparks/open flames/hot surfaces. - No smoking. Keep/Store away from clothing/combustible materials. Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection. Wash thoroughly after handling. 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. IF SWALLOWED: Call a POISON CENTER or doctor/physician if you feel unwell. Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.

Other References

Merck
14,7653
Hazard Class
5.1
Packing Group
II
Harmonized Tariff Code
2829.90
TSCA
Yes
RTECS
SC9700000

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