Our lab grade Potassium dichromate appears as bright orange transparent crystals with a bitter, metallic taste.
Also known as Potassium bichromate, it is soluble in water and insoluble in alcohol. It is a powerful oxidizing agent and a dangerous fire risk in contact with organic materials. Very toxic if ingested.
- Potassium dichromate is the preferred compound for cleaning laboratory glassware of any possible organics.
- When dissolved in concenetrated nitric acid it is called Schwerter's solution and is used to test the purity of silver.
- Furniture makers use diluted potassium dichromate to accelerate the aging process of cherry, walnut, and mahogany wood.
- Other common uses include electroplating, printing, dying and leather tanning.
Our 100g Potassium Dichromate only ships to destinations within the 48 contiguous US states using UPS ground. No air deliveries allowed. Ships only to a commercial address for a business or institution. Order must include company name.