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POTASSIUM IODIDE

CAS # 7681-11-0

DESCRIPTION

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

PROPERTIES


TEST

LIMITS

RESULTS

Solubility

Very Soluble in water. Freely Soluble in glycerine. Soluble in 95 % Ethanol.

Complies the test

Appearance of solution

Clear and colour less.

Clear and colourless

Alkalinity

No colour is produced on addition of a drop of phenolphthalein solution.

Complies the test

lodates

No blue colour is produced within 2 min.

Complies the test

Sulphates

Limit max. 150 ppm

Less than 150 ppm

Barium

No Turbidity.

Complies the test

Thiosulphate

A blue colour is produced

Complies the test

Heavy metals

Limit Max.  10 ppm

Less than 10 ppm

Arsenic

Limit Max 2ppm

Not detected

Cyanide

No blue colour develops

Complies the test

Iron

Limit Max. 20 ppm

Less than 20 ppm

Loss on drying @ 105°C

Limit 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