Substance Information

Potassium perchlorate

EC / List no.: 231-912-9

CAS no.: 7778-74-7

Mol. formula: ClKO4

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GHS03: Oxidising GHS07: Health hazard

Danger! According to the harmonised classification and labelling (CLP00) approved by the European Union, this substance may cause fire or explosion (strong oxidiser) and is harmful if swallowed.

GHS08: Serious Health Hazard

Additionally, the classification provided by companies to ECHA in REACH registrations identifies that this substance causes serious eye irritation and may cause damage to organs through prolonged or repeated exposure.

This substance is registered under the REACH Regulation and is manufactured in and / or imported to the European Economic Area, at ≥ 100 to < 1 000 tonnes per annum.

This substance is used in articles, by professional workers (widespread uses), in formulation or re-packing, at industrial sites and in manufacturing.

This substance is used in articles, by professional workers (widespread uses), in formulation or re-packing, at industrial sites and in manufacturing.

Consumer Uses

ECHA has no public registered data indicating whether or in which chemical products the substance might be used. ECHA has no public registered data on the routes by which this substance is most likely to be released to the environment.

Article service life

Release to the environment of this substance can occur from industrial use: industrial abrasion processing with low release rate (e.g. cutting of textile, cutting, machining or grinding of metal) and of articles where the substances are not intended to be released and where the conditions of use do not promote release.
Other release to the environment of this substance is likely to occur from: outdoor use in long-life materials with low release rate (e.g. metal, wooden and plastic construction and building materials) and indoor use in long-life materials with low release rate (e.g. flooring, furniture, toys, construction materials, curtains, foot-wear, leather products, paper and cardboard products, electronic equipment).
This substance can be found in complex articles, with no release intended: Machinery, mechanical appliances, electrical/electronic products covered by the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) directive (e.g. refrigerators, washing machines, vacuum cleaners, computers, telephones, drills, saws, smoke detectors, thermostats, radiators) and vehicles covered by End of Life Vehicles (ELV) directive (e.g. personal vehicles or delivery vans).
This substance can be found in products with material based on: metal and plastic.

Widespread uses by professional workers

This substance is used in the following products: explosives, pH regulators and water treatment products and laboratory chemicals.
This substance is used in the following areas: mining and building & construction work.
Other release to the environment of this substance is likely to occur from: indoor use (e.g. machine wash liquids/detergents, automotive care products, paints and coating or adhesives, fragrances and air fresheners) and outdoor use as reactive substance.

Formulation or re-packing

This substance is used in the following products: explosives and laboratory chemicals.
Release to the environment of this substance can occur from industrial use: formulation of mixtures and formulation in materials.

Uses at industrial sites

This substance is used in the following products: explosives.
This substance is used for the manufacture of: machinery and vehicles.
Release to the environment of this substance can occur from industrial use: in the production of articles, of substances in closed systems with minimal release, in processing aids at industrial sites and as processing aid.

Manufacture

Release to the environment of this substance can occur from industrial use: manufacturing of the substance.

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