Potassium chlorateCAS: 3811-04-9
MW: 122.55
A useful oxidizing agent for oxygen preparetion.

Potassium chlorate (CAS 3811-04-9)

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Synonym: Anforstan; Potcrate
Application: A useful oxidizing agent for oxygen preparetion
CAS Number: 3811-04-9
Purity: ≥99%
Molecular Weight: 122.55
Molecular Formula: KClO3
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Potassium chlorate has been used as an oxidizing agent, a disinfectant, in oxygen preparation, and in the detection of aluminum. This simple ionic salt can yield free chlorate ions in solution which is thought to be the species responsible for this versatile activity.


1. Shao-Qin, L., et al. 2005. Spectrochim Acta A Mol Biomol Spectrosc. 62: 637-640. PMID: 16257769

Appearance :
Crystalline granules or crystalline powder
Physical State :
Solubility :
Soluble in water (71 mg/ml at 20° C), glycerol (20 mg/ml), liquid ammonia, and alkalies. Insoluble in alcohol.
Storage :
Store at room temperature
Melting Point :
356° C (lit.)
Boiling Point :
400° C (dec.)
Density :
2.32 g/cm3 at 20° C
Refractive Index :
n20D 1.44
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Merck Index :
14: 7620
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