• Potassium Dichromate, 500gm
  • Potassium Dichromate, 500gm
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Chemical Grade: Lab
Formula: K2Cr2O7
CAS: 7778-50-9
U.S. DOT: UN3288, Class 6.1, PG I
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Cat No. - NC-2565
Price: $26.95


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.

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