I've got plenty of MnO2
sitting around from batteries and such, and I want to try to make it a little more useful for organic reactions by making KMnO4
I've heard of the common method for doing this by reacting dry MnO2
and dry KOH in air, but I don't have any KOH. I do however have lots and lots of KNO3
I'm thinking of trying to do this electrolytically....
NO + (2O2-
The NO bubbles off, and I'm left with K cations and permanganate anions.
If I use the manganese (IV) oxide as the anode, and then a carbon cathode, will this work?