The Great Potassium Permanganate, KMnO4 Shortage of 2010

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Thanks Biollante,
As strongly as it reacts with organics I thought it might work as a home made drain cleaner or explode the pipes. But I am going to keep some in a large sealed jar for when I need to stain something pink.
 
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Could It Be Over?

Hi,

Perhaps the great Potassium permanganate shortage of 2010 is near an end. :)

Early today I saw 5 lb (2.27 kg) bottles of Potassium permanganate in Lowes in Surprise, Arizona, sold in the water softener area as iron filter cleaners. It was about US$ 34.00 for the bottle. :D

If five or fifteen people went in on a bottle together that would be a couple of lifetime supplies for everyone! :gw

I checked the Home Depot but they didn’t have a clue. :rolleyes:

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You can get PP from Drs.Foster and Smith via Jungle Oxy Clear. It's pure potassium permanganate.
 

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Hi Matt,

PP is and has been available on line, it was the disappearance from store shelves that prompted this thread.:)

I am pretty sure that while the active ingredient in Jungle Clear is PP, it is a very dilute solution.:gw

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