Potassium permanganate (PP, KMnO4
) is a dark violet colored crystalline solid. It is a strong oxidizing agent used in the oxidation of a wide range of organic compounds.
PP is commonly used as a disinfectant to treat external infections in aquaculture.
Corncobs pretreated with alkaline potassium permanganate solution showed high carbohydrate recovery due to the increased enzymatic hydrolysis of lignocellulose.
The acidic potassium permanganate chemiluminescence detection has been employed for the detection of cannabinoids.