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PRODUCT DETAILS
SULPHATES > Potassium Persulfate

Potassium persulfate is a powerful inorganic oxidant.

Formula: K2S2O8, Molar mass: 270.322 g/mol, Density: 2.48 g/cm³

Uses

It is a food additive and it is used in organic chemistry as an oxidizing agent for instance in the Elbs persulfate oxidation, and in hair dye substances as whitening agent with hydrogen peroxide. It takes also an important role as initiator for emulsion polymerization.

For a review of its uses in organic chemistry, see Encyclopedia of Reagents for Organic Synthesis, vol. 1, pp 193-197(1995).