Alfa Aesar Potassium perchlorate, 99%
Manufacturer: Alfa Aesar A1129622
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.
Soluble in water. Slightly soluble in acetone. Insoluble in ethanol, ethyl acetate and ether.
Hygroscopic. Incompatible with strong reducing agents, powdered metals, strong acids and alcohols.
|301° to 304°C|
Safety and Handling
SDS & Safety Documents
GHS H Statement
May cause fire or explosion
Harmful if swallowed.
GHS P Statement
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.
DOTInformation : Transport Hazard Class: 5.1; Packing Group: II; Proper Shipping Name: POTASSIUM PERCHLORATE
RTECSNumber : SC9700000
TSCA : TSCA