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Descriptor English: Potassium Dichromate
Descriptor Spanish: Dicromato de Potasio
Descriptor Portuguese: Dicromato de Potássio
Descriptor French: Dichromate de potassium
Entry term(s): Bichromate, Potassium
Dichromate, Potassium
K2Cr2O7
Potassium Bichromate
Tree number(s): D01.220.150.650
D01.745.650
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D011192
Scope note: Chromic acid (H2Cr2O7), dipotassium salt. A compound having bright orange-red crystals and used in dyeing, staining, tanning leather, as bleach, oxidizer, depolarizer for dry cells, etc. Medically it has been used externally as an astringent, antiseptic, and caustic. When taken internally, it is a corrosive poison.
Annotation: an astringent, caustic, antiseptic & dye
Allowable Qualifiers: AD administration & dosage
AE adverse effects
AG agonists
AI antagonists & inhibitors
AN analysis
BL blood
CF cerebrospinal fluid
CH chemistry
CL classification
CS chemical synthesis
EC economics
HI history
IM immunology
IP isolation & purification
ME metabolism
PD pharmacology
PK pharmacokinetics
PO poisoning
RE radiation effects
SD supply & distribution
ST standards
TO toxicity
TU therapeutic use
UR urine
Pharm Action: Caustics
Coloring Agents
Registry Number: T4423S18FM
CAS Type 1 Name: Chromic acid (H2Cr2O7), dipotassium salt
Previous Indexing: Chromates (1969-1974)
Public MeSH Note: 91; was see under CHROMATES 1975-90
History Note: 91(75); was see under CHROMATES 1975-90
DeCS ID: 11630
Unique ID: D011192
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Date Established: 1991/01/01
Date of Entry: 1974/11/19
Revision Date: 2013/07/08
Potassium Dichromate - Preferred
Concept UI M0017379
Scope note Chromic acid (H2Cr2O7), dipotassium salt. A compound having bright orange-red crystals and used in dyeing, staining, tanning leather, as bleach, oxidizer, depolarizer for dry cells, etc. Medically it has been used externally as an astringent, antiseptic, and caustic. When taken internally, it is a corrosive poison.
Preferred term Potassium Dichromate
Entry term(s) Bichromate, Potassium
Dichromate, Potassium
K2Cr2O7
Potassium Bichromate



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