Potassium Permanganate - Applications
Potassium Permanganate is a strong oxidiser and as such is commonly used in
flash powders and other pyrotechnic compositions.
It will readily ignite with glycerine without any form of ignition - which makes its use in survival kits ideal.
It is very popular in the aquatic world as an anti-bacterial agent and disinfectant in a weak aqueous solution.
Its oxidising properties are used in the medicine - dilute solutions are used for treating ulcers (Canker Sores) and as a disinfectant for treatment of mild dermatitis and fungal infections of hands and feet such as athletes foot.