Agent Name

Potassium manganate(VI)

CAS Number

10294-64-1

Formula

H2-Mn-O4.2K

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Manganic acid (H2MnO4), dipotassium salt; Manganic acid (H2MnO4), potassium salt (1:2); Potassium manganate; [ChemIDplus] UN1479

Category

Metals, Inorganic Compounds

Description

Dark green solid; [Merck Index] Dark green powder; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Sources/Uses

An oxidizing agent; [Merck Index]

Comments

An oxidizing agent that may cause fire on contact with combustible materials; Decomposed by water; An irritant; [Alfa Aesar MSDS] See "Manganese" and the linked occupational diseases.

Exposure Assessment
TLV (ACGIH)

0.02 mg/m3, as Mn (respirable fraction), 0.1 mg/m3, as Mn (inhalable fraction)

PEL (OSHA)

Ceiling(OSHA) = 5 mg/m3, as Mn

MAK

0.2 mg/m3, as Mn (inhalable fraction), 0.02 mg/m3, as Mn (respirable fraction)

Explanatory Notes

The Guide in the Emergency Response Guidebook is for "Oxidizing solid, n.o.s."

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

Parkinson's Syndrome

Reproductive Toxin

Yes

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Diseases

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