# how to make KMnO4 miscible in octanol? [closed]

I just wanted to have a homogenous mixture of octanol and KMnO4 , so what are the factors or conditions that i have to keep to achieve the desired solution.

• It is not, fortunately, miscible, otherwise mixing may never finish. Jun 23 at 10:31
• Try adding a phase transfer reagent such as Bu4NCl. This will improve the solubility, if you want a full solution then you would need the tetra-alkyl ammonium salt of permanganate and there reasons why this should not be used. Jun 23 at 11:21
• Crown ethers can be used to solubilize $\ce{K+}$ ions into organic phase, and the permanganate ion will follow and get dissolve. Jun 23 at 13:41