Agent Name

Potassium superoxide

CAS Number

12030-88-5

Formula

K-O2

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Potassium dioxide; [ChemIDplus] Potassium oxide (KO2); Superoxyde de potassium (French DOT); Superoxido de potasio (Spanish DOT); [CAMEO] UN2466

Category

Metals, Inorganic Compounds

Description

Yellowish to white solid; [CAMEO] Yellow-green granules; [Acros Organics MSDS]

Comments

A strong oxidizer; Reacts explosively with water; Readily ignited by friction, heat, or moisture when mixed with combustible substances; [CAMEO] A strong oxidizing agent that may cause fire on contact with other materials; Reacts violently and/or explosively with water, steam, or moisture; Causes burns; Inhalation may cause corrosive injuries to upper respiratory tract and lungs; [Acros Organics MSDS]

Adverse Effects
Toxic Pneumonitis

Yes

Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

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