Potassium Iodide IP

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


General Specifications

Test Specification…IP
Appearance Colorless crystals or a white powder; odorless.
Solubility Very soluble in water, freely soluble in glycerol, soluble in alcohol
Appearance of solution The solution is clear and colorless
Alkalinity Passes  test
Arsenic Maximum 2ppm
Heavy metals Maximum 10ppm
Iron Maximum 20ppm
Barium Passes test
Cyanide Passes test
Iodate Passes test
Sulphates Maximum 150ppm
Thiosulphate Passes test
Loss on drying Not more than 1%
Assay Not less than 99% and not more than 100.5%


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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