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CAIROX® Potassium Permanganate

Reliable supply and consistent quality of domestically sourced permanganate.

CAIROX ® Potassium Permanganate is a versatile oxidant used to treat drinking water, wastewater, industrial process chemicals, plus numerous other applications. Univar Solutions is the national preferred supplier for Carus®, the world leader in permanganate technology. CAIROX sold in solid form, as potassium permanganate (KMnO4) is only produced by Carus Corporation.

Product Applications

  • Water / iron manganese removal
  • Water / taste and odor control
  • Water / odor control (sulphur compounds)
  • Water / radium absorption
  • Refineries / pyrophoric iron


  • Mining / metals purification
  • Remediation / chlorinated solvents
  • Pharmaceuticals / synthesis
  • Electronics / printed circuit boards
  • Air / impregnated media


CAIROX® Potassium Permanganate

CAIROX® potassium permanganate is a versatile oxidant used in many industrial applications including process water treatment, metal surface treatment, wastewater treatment, refinery turnarounds, decontamination, and pharmaceutical applications.




Guaranteed 97% KMnO4Titanium dioxide plastics




Formula weight

158.0 g/mol


Granular Crystalline

Specific gravity

Solid - 2.703 g/cm3

3% Solution - 1.020 g/ml by weight, 20°C / 4°C

Bulk density

Approximately 100 lb/ft3

Decomposition may start at 150 C /203 F

3% Solution - 1.020 g/ml by weight, 20°C / 4°C


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