Potassium Iodide BP
Potassium Iodide is a metal halide composed of potassium and iodide. It is an odorless white solid. Sinks and mixes with water.
As a medication it is used to treat hyperthyroidism. As a supplement it is used in those who have low intake of iodine in the diet.
Chemical Name: Potassium Iodide
Mol. Formula: KI
Mol. Weight: 166.0 g/mol
CAS no.: 7681-11-0
|Characters||It occurs as a white or almost white powder or colorless crystals.|
(a)It gives the reaction of Iodides
(b)It gives the reaction of Potassium
|Solubility||Very soluble in water, freely soluble in glycerol, soluble in ethanol (96%)|
|Appearance of solution||The solution is clear and colorless|
|Iodates||Specified Test. No blue color develops|
|Sulfates||Not more than 150 ppm|
|Thiosulfates||Specified test. A blue color is produced.|
|Iron||Not more than 20 ppm|
|Loss on drying||Not more than 1.0%|
|Heavy metals||Not more than 10 ppm|
|Assay||Not less than 99.0% and not more than 100.5% (dried substances)|
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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