Potassium Iodate BP
Potassium iodate (KIO3) is a chemical compound. It is ionic, made up of K+ ions and IO3− ions in a 1:1 ratio.
Potassium iodate is sometimes used for iodination of table salt to prevent iodine deficiency. Occasionally used as a maturing agent in baking. Used as an Oxidizing agent in volumetric chemical analysis.
Chemical Name: Potassium Iodate
Mol. Formula: KIO3
Mol. Weight: 214.0 g/mol
CAS no.: 7758-05-6
|Characters||It occurs as a white crystalline powder.|
|Solubility||Slowly soluble in water; insoluble in ethanol (96%).|
|Acidity or alkalinity||pH of solution is between 5.0-8.0|
|Clarity and colour of solution||Solution is clear, and colorless|
|Chloride, chlorate, bromide, bromate||Not more than 0.02%|
|Iodide||Not more than 20 ppm|
|Sulfate||Not more than 50 ppm|
|Loss on drying||Not more than 0.5%|
|Assay||Not less than 99.0% and not more than 101.0% of KIO3, calculated with reference to the dried substance.|
Shelf life, Storage and Packing
It should be stored in a segregated area in a cool and ventilated place away from combustible materials. Keep in a tightly closed container, sealed until ready for use. It is packed in 25kg or 50kg HDPE bags or drums as required.
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