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.

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    $\begingroup$ It is not, fortunately, miscible, otherwise mixing may never finish. $\endgroup$
    – Poutnik
    Jun 23 at 10:31
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    $\begingroup$ 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. $\endgroup$
    – Waylander
    Jun 23 at 11:21
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    $\begingroup$ Crown ethers can be used to solubilize $\ce{K+}$ ions into organic phase, and the permanganate ion will follow and get dissolve. $\endgroup$
    – Maurice
    Jun 23 at 13:41


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