potassium perchlorate


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potassium perchlorate

[pə′tas·ē·əm pər′klȯr‚āt]
(inorganic chemistry)
KClO4 Explosive, oxidative, colorless crystals; soluble in water, insoluble in alcohol; decomposes at 400°C; used in explosives, medicine, pyrotechnics, analysis, and as a reagent and oxidizing agent. Also known as potassium hyperchlorate.
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A comparison of potassium perchlorate, methylthiouracil, and carbimazole in the treatment of thyrotoxicosis.
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A positive diagnosis can be obtained by administering 1 g potassium perchlorate 2 hr after a tracer dose of [sup.
3] have been reported in fish exposed to potassium perchlorate at 100-500 mg/L (Manzon and Youson 1997; Manzon et al.
Thyroid gland hyperplasia during prolonged perchlorate exposure has also been reported in the amphibian Bufo arenarum exposed to potassium perchlorate at 340 mg/L for 5 months (Miranda et al.
3]), in the presence and absence of potassium perchlorate, on the incidence of metamorphosis and on serum [T.
It also was fined $8,150 for four violations following an October 1993 incident involving zirconium potassium perchlorate at the Newhall facility, Stevens said.
19, 1999, Charles Tillman, 48, was killed and two co-workers were injured in a chemical explosion at the Newhall facility when Tillman was loading a pickup with two-pound canisters of zirconium potassium perchlorate.
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The explosion occurred as Tillman was loading a pickup truck with 2-pound canisters of zirconium potassium perchlorate - a highly volatile chemical compound used in small doses to detonate air bags, Los Angeles County fire officials said.