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Potassium iodide

Introduction of potassium iodide

Potassium Iodide with chemical formula of KI [CAS No. 7681-11-0], which crystallizes in a cubic structure, is a white powder that is considered as one of the important sources of iodine and is necessary to produce thyroid hormones. Chemically, iodates are considered among oxidizing compounds and get decomposed at 560 degrees Celsius.

Cubic Structure of Potassium Iodide

Applications of Potassium Iodide :

Iodization of salt :
Potassium iodide is used to iodize the salt in North America and some European countries.

Medication :
– Usage in some iodine-based disinfectants
– Preparation of potassium iodide tablets to prevent absorption of radioactive iodine radiations in nuclear centers.

Other Applications :
– In laboratory analyses in iodometric titrations
– Synthesis of aryl iodide, which is used in the syntheses of organic compounds.

Table 1 Physical Specifications of Potassium Iodide :

Table 2 Specifications of Altin Potassium Iodide Product :

Net Weight : 25 kg

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Safety and Storage:

Potassium iodide may react strongly with oxidizing substances such as chlorates, bromates, and perchloric acid and cause the formation of molecular iodine. Avoid storing this material next to the above compounds and store it in a dry environment away from direct light or heat. The direct light can cause yellowing of potassium iodide, which is due to the formation of molecular iodine.