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Potassium iodide

BioUltra, ≥99.5% (AT)

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Synonym(s):
KI
Linear Formula:
KI
CAS Number:
Molecular Weight:
166.00
EC Number:
MDL number:
PubChem Substance ID:
NACRES:
NA.25

vapor pressure

1 mmHg ( 745 °C)

Quality Level

product line

BioUltra

Assay

≥99.5% (AT)

form

solid

impurities

insoluble matter, passes filter test
≤0.001% total nitrogen (N)

loss

≤0.5% loss on drying, 110 °C

pH

6.0-9.0 (25 °C, 1 M in H2O)

mp

681 °C (lit.)

solubility

H2O: 1 M at 20 °C, clear, colorless

anion traces

bromide, chloride (as Cl-): ≤100 mg/kg
iodate (IO3-): ≤2 mg/kg
phosphate (PO43-): ≤10 mg/kg
sulfate (SO42-): ≤10 mg/kg

cation traces

Al: ≤5 mg/kg
As: ≤0.1 mg/kg
Ba: ≤5 mg/kg
Bi: ≤5 mg/kg
Ca: ≤10 mg/kg
Cd: ≤5 mg/kg
Co: ≤5 mg/kg
Cr: ≤5 mg/kg
Cu: ≤5 mg/kg
Fe: ≤5 mg/kg
Li: ≤5 mg/kg
Mg: ≤5 mg/kg
Mn: ≤5 mg/kg
Mo: ≤5 mg/kg
Na: ≤300 mg/kg
Ni: ≤5 mg/kg
Pb: ≤5 mg/kg
Sr: ≤5 mg/kg
Zn: ≤5 mg/kg

absorption

cut-off at 273 nm in H2O at 1 M

application(s)

vitamins, nutraceuticals, and natural products

SMILES string

[K+].[I-]

InChI

1S/HI.K/h1H;/q;+1/p-1

InChI key

NLKNQRATVPKPDG-UHFFFAOYSA-M

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Application

Potassium iodide has been used:
  • to inhibit active oxygen as a component of processes such as DNA damage
  • as a chaotropic agent which, in high concentrations can dissolve a gel matrix
  • in the recovery of DNA from gel slices by gel dissolution

Biochem/physiol Actions

Potassium iodide (KI) consists of halogen iodine and the alkali metal potassium. It is used in the form of iodized salt to treat endemic goiter. KI is also used to treat hyperthyroidism and radiation protection of the thyroid gland. KI is useful for the preoperative preparation of patients with Grave′s disease. It also finds its use in treating dermatological conditions like cutaneous sporotrichosis and various inflammatory dermatoses. KI is commonly used as an expectorant. It inhibits the capacity of neutrophils to produce e toxic oxygen intermediates hydrogen peroxide and hydroxyl radicals in vitro.

Pictograms

Health hazard

Signal Word

Danger

Hazard Statements

Precautionary Statements

Hazard Classifications

STOT RE 1 Oral

Target Organs

Thyroid

Storage Class Code

6.1D - Non-combustible, acute toxic Cat.3 / toxic hazardous materials or hazardous materials causing chronic effects

WGK

WGK 3

Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

Flash Point(C)

Not applicable

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US), Eyeshields, Gloves

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