Alfa Aesar™ Potassium perchlorate, 99%

Manufacturer: Alfa Aesar™ A11296-0E

Quantity 2500g

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Catalog No. AAA112960E

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    Chemical Identifiers

    CAS 7778-74-7
    Molecular Formula KClO4
    Formula Weight 138.55g/mol
    MDL Number MFCD00011362
    UN Number UN1489
    Merck Index 14,7653
    Chemical Name or Material Potassium perchlorate

    Specifications

    Odor Odorless
    Melting Point 301° to 304°C
    Quantity 2500g
    CAS 7778-74-7
    Molecular Formula KClO4
    Formula Weight 138.55g/mol
    MDL Number MFCD00011362
    UN Number UN1489
    Merck Index 14,7653
    Health Hazard 1 Danger
    Health Hazard 2 GHS H Statement
    H271-H302
    May cause fire or explosion
    strong oxidizer.
    Harmful if swallowed.
    Health Hazard 3 GHS P Statement
    P221-P283-P210-P306+P360-P371+P380+P375-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.
    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.
    DOT Information Transport Hazard Class: 5.1; Packing Group: II; Proper Shipping Name: POTASSIUM PERCHLORATE
    RTECS Number SC9700000
    TSCA TSCA
    Chemical Name or Material Potassium perchlorate
    Assay 99%

    Description

    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.

    Solubility
    Soluble in water. Slightly soluble in acetone. Insoluble in ethanol, ethyl acetate and ether.

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

    GHS H Statement
    H271-H302
    May cause fire or explosion
    strong oxidizer.
    Harmful if swallowed.

    GHS P Statement
    P221-P283-P210-P306+P360-P371+P380+P375-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.
    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.

    Danger

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