Potassium Iodide USP
Potassium Iodide is an inorganic compound that occurs as a white salt and is hygroscopic in nature. It is used medicinally for thyroid blockade, thyroid storm and also as an expectorant.
Potassium Iodide is used with silver nitrate to make silver iodide. It is a component in some disinfectants and hair treatment chemicals, as a fluorescence quenching agent in biomedical research, in organic synthesis in the preparation of aryl iodides and as a nutritional supplement in animal feeds and human diet.
Chemical Name: Potassium Iodide
Mol. Formula: KI
Mol. Weight: 166.00 g/mol
CAS No.: 7681-11-0
|Appearance||A white powder or colorless crystals|
|Solubility||Very soluble in water, freely soluble in glycerol, soluble in alcohol|
|Appearance of solution||The solution is clear and colorless|
|Loss on drying||Maximum 1%|
|Iodate||Maximum 4 micro-gm per gm|
|Nitrate, Nitrite and Ammonia||Passes test|
|Thiosulfate and Barium||Passes test|
|Heavy metals||Maximum 0.001%|
|Organic volatile impurities||Passes test|
|Residual solvents||Passes test|
|Assay||Not less than 99% and not more than 101.5%|
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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