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Potassium Iodide

CAS # 7681-11-0

DESCRIPTION

A white crystalline powder, odorless, taste saline, bitter, deliquescent in moist air.

PROPERTIES

TESTLIMITSRESULTS
SolubilityVery Soluble in water. Freely Soluble in glycerine. Soluble in 95 % Ethanol.Complies the test
Appearance of solutionClear and colour less.Clear and colourless
AlkalinityNo colour is produced on addition of a drop of phenolphthalein solution.Complies the test
lodatesNo blue colour is produced within 2 min.Complies the test
SulphatesLimit max. 150 ppmLess than 150 ppm
BariumNo Turbidity.Complies the test
ThiosulphateA blue colour is producedComplies the test
Heavy metalsLimit Max.  10 ppmLess than 10 ppm
ArsenicLimit Max 2ppmNot detected
CyanideNo blue colour developsComplies the test
IronLimit Max. 20 ppmLess than 20 ppm
Loss on drying @ 105°CLimit Max. 1.0 %0.26 %
Assay (ODB)Limit 99.0 -  100.5 %99.30 %

APPLICATION

It is used to treat hyperthyroidism, in radiation emergencies, and to protect the thyroid gland when certain types of radiopharmaceuticals are used. In the developing world it is also used to treat skin sporotrichosis and phycomycosis. As a supplement it is used in those who have low intake of iodine in the diet. It is given by mouth.

PACKAGING OPTIONS

25 / 50 KG. HDPE DRUMS & 25 KG. KRAFT PAPER BAGS