Potassium permanganate: uses

Discussion in 'Back to Basics' started by Ganado, Apr 29, 2020.

  1. Ganado

    Ganado Monkey+++

    I ran across this for something I was working on and was going to ask if anyone has used it. The monkey search shows all of these links.

    This is a useful chemical
    wound cleansing
    fire starting
    and many monkeys seemed to have used it.

    Where do you buy yours?
    Any other uses?

    Food Poisoning thread
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    It shows up on the 100 list for WHO for essential medicines as a topical wound cleanser
    WHO Model List of Essential Medicines - Wikipedia
  2. sourdough145

    sourdough145 Holder of the M1 thumb award...

    It produces my favorite color in pyrotechnics!
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  3. Bandit99

    Bandit99 Monkey+++ Site Supporter+

    I believe that is the stuff I was given when I got a severe case of food poisoning overseas. It was sort of light purple in color when mixed with water. I was in a 3rd world country at the time and this was standard treatment with the folks there, simply purchased it from any pharmacy. Does it work? Yes, it did help. I still slept next to the toilet but it seemed to flush out my stomach and helped.

    I did look for this when I got back stateside thinking it would be handy to have some around but had no luck finding it around here.
  4. BTPost

    BTPost Stumpy Old Fart,Deadman Walking, Snow Monkey Moderator

    When I was in the Chemistry Biz, many decades ago, we purchased Potassium PerManganate at the local Chemical Supply House... If you have a Compounding Pharmacist in your area, he likely would have the USP Grade on hand...
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  5. Lancer

    Lancer TANSTAFL! Site Supporter+++

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  6. Seacowboys

    Seacowboys Senior Member Founding Member

    I buy mine either on ebay or Skylighters
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  7. BTPost

    BTPost Stumpy Old Fart,Deadman Walking, Snow Monkey Moderator

    During WWII, the OSS used a Detonating Device based on PerMaginate & Glycerine as the Timing Element in the initiator, that set off a Charge of Mercury Fulminate... Timing was determined by the Temp of the Glycerine, once you broke the Glass Vial that separated it from the PerManganate... Very simple to use, and cheap as dirt...If you wanted a faster Timing you held the device in your ArmPit to warm it up... Slower was done by dunking the device in cool water... There was a small thermometer built-in the device, to measure the temps... The devices were eluded to, in the Film, “ Guns of Navarrone” when David Niven, (the Explosives Expert, on the Mission) was telling the others in the cellar, that all his “Long term Time Pencils” were missing, as well as his “Mercury Fulminate” stash..... The reaction Timing is very Temperature depended, as well as, very repeatable, given the same Temps of the devices....
  8. oil pan 4

    oil pan 4 Monkey+++

    Hmmmmm didn't the hate trump media say that drinking antiseptics is stupid?

    Oh try snake bite kits.
  9. BTPost

    BTPost Stumpy Old Fart,Deadman Walking, Snow Monkey Moderator

    I can’t, The “Media” is so FuBar, they don't know if they are coming or going.. Never trust ANYTHING a Talking Head tells you, because they have NO IDEA what they are reporting themselves, but are only “parroting” the thoughts of someone else, who they rarely identify, and. that guy is just as likely to not be conversant, or knowledgeable, in the Field of Study... How many times have Talking Heads been quoting some PHD in Philosophy, on an Engineering Question? They just try and pass it off as this source has a PHD, so he must be knowledgeable, but never identify the Field of his Studies... One glaring example comes to mind, during the 9/11 aftermath... This BYU Philosophy PHD, started a whole Conspiracy Theory based on the “Thermate” residue on the recovered Steel Beams... Total BS, BUT STILL Going Strong on the Internet in some circles.. Then there is the British Vaccine Researcher that started the whole Anti-Vaccine movement on Totally made up Research... They canned his A$$, stripped him of his MD, PHD, and kicked him out of all the British Scientific Societies....... Always go to the actual Source Documents, and individal Researchers, and judge their creditability, FIRST....
  10. oil pan 4

    oil pan 4 Monkey+++

    Don't tell the anti vaxxers, they will say it's part of some wild deep state conspiracy fantasy.
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  11. Papa_asf130

    Papa_asf130 Monkey++

    Is there anyway to get this stuff easy? Other than reacting yourself(Don't have the time to do so atm due to garden work increasing tenfold weekly)? I checked pretty much everywhere and no place either that ARE selling don't ship where I live or you'd need a business license to buy it.... This thing is one of the last things that I most likely will need for time being too so yea I'm bit worried if can get it enywhere?
  12. oil pan 4

    oil pan 4 Monkey+++

    "Snake bite kits" had it at one point.
  13. Elemental Scientific, school lab supplier, has it for $8.50 per 1/4 lb. Don't know if that's a good price.
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  14. Ganado

    Ganado Monkey+++

    Science Kits

    The 51sec video shows what happens when you combine P G with glycerin
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  15. oil pan 4

    oil pan 4 Monkey+++

    You can buy it on ebay by the pound for a jackson.
    Looks like it's a world health organization top 30 most critical medicines.
    I say if you don't have any, git sum.
    It's only $20 for a pound. You have no excuse.
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  16. oil pan 4

    oil pan 4 Monkey+++

    I got 2lb from eBay for $33.
  17. VisuTrac

    VisuTrac Ваша мать носит военные ботинки Site Supporter+++

    used to ignite magnesium strip that is used to ignite the thermite all without needing fire. Also gives you time to walk slowly away to a safe point before the vigorous chemical reactions begin. No running required.
  18. BTPost

    BTPost Stumpy Old Fart,Deadman Walking, Snow Monkey Moderator

    There were these two Wise-A$$ed kids, that rode their bikes down to the Freight Yards of BN, many decades ago, then named Great Northern Railroad... They, in the dead of night, would pack some Thermite around a Railroad wheel, and track section, put a strip Of Magnesium in it and coat the free end of the strip, with a mix of PM and Glycerine... Then ride away, as queit as Church Mice... Then would sit up on the overlooking hill, the next day, and watch the Yard Apes, try and move that string of Rail Cars.. Great fun with hours of enertainment... Silly Boys...
  19. oil pan 4

    oil pan 4 Monkey+++

    Potassium permanganate is also used as a reagent in the making of cocane and ephedrone.
    If you buy a lot of it you might get put on a watch list.
    DEA list of chemicals - Wikipedia
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