What is Potassium Permanganate

Its oxidising properties mean that it can be used medically for the treatment of a number of skin conditions. It is also used extensively in the water treatment industry as a regeneration chemical to remove iron.

  • Synonyms: Chameleon mineral, Condy's crystals, Hypermangan, Permanganate of potash
  • INCI: Potassium Permanganate
  • Chemical Formula: KMnO4
  • CAS Number: 7722-64-7

Product Specifications

Chemical Formula KMnO4
CAS Number 7722-64-7
Molar Weight 158.032g/mol
Specific Gravity 2.700 g
Melting Point 240 °C
Forms Magenta–rose in solution Purplish-bronze-grey needles
Grades Pharma Technical
Variations Crystals

Uses and Applications for Potassium Permanganate

Key Applications

  • Agriculture chemicals
  • Bleaching agents
  • Corrosion inhibitors and anti-scaling agents
  • Oxidising / reducing agents
  • Water treatment


  • Water Treatment
  • Food and Nutrition
  • Polymers
  • Pharma
  • Oil & Gas
  • Cleaning
  • Rubber
  • Lubricants
  • Cosmetics
  • Agriculture
  • Animal Nutrition
  • Coatings & Construction

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