37222-66-5 (triple salt, see text)
|Jmol-3D images||Image 1|
|Molar mass||152.2 g/mol (614.76 as triple salt)|
|MSDS||Degussa Caroat MSDS|
|EU Index||Not listed|
|Main hazards||Oxidant, Corrosive|
|Related compounds||Potassium persulfate|
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Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C, 100 kPa)
Potassium peroxymonosulfate (also known as MPS, potassium monopersulfate, and the trade names Caroat and Oxone) is widely used as an oxidizing agent. It is the potassium salt of peroxymonosulfuric acid.
The potassium salt is marketed by four companies: Arch Pool Chemicals(a subsidiary of Lonza Pharma Group) Evonik (formerly Degussa) under the tradename Caroat, DuPont under the tradename Oxone, and Hangzhou Focus Chemical Co., Ltd tradenames which are now part of standard chemistry vocabulary. It is a component of a triple salt with the formula 2KHSO5·KHSO4·K2SO4. The standard electrode potential for this compound is +1.44 V with a half reaction generating the hydrogen sulfate.
- HSO5− + 2 H+ + 2 e− → HSO4− + H2O
Oxone is a versatile oxidant. It oxidizes aldehydes to carboxylic acids; in the presence of alcoholic solvents, the esters may be obtained. Internal alkenes may be cleaved to two carboxylic acids, while terminal alkenes may be epoxidized. Thioethers give sulfones, tertiary amines give amine oxides, and phosphines give phosphine oxides.
It will also oxidize a thioether to a sulfone with 2 equivalents. With one equivalent the reaction converting sulfide to sulfoxide is much faster than that of sulfoxide to sulfone, so the reaction can conveniently be stopped at that stage if so desired.
Potassium peroxymonosulfate can be used in swimming pools to keep the water clear, thus allowing chlorine in pools to work to sanitize the water rather than clarify the water, resulting in less chlorine needed to keep pools clean. One of the drawbacks of using potassium peroxymonosulfate in pools is it can cause the common DPD #3 water test for combined chlorine to read incorrectly high.
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