Potassium iodate: potassium iodate with a chemical formula KIO3 crystallized in the monoclinic structure. Powder is a white color with a moderate solubility (92 g / L in 25 ℃) in water that is more stable than potassium iodine, for this reason, potassium iodine is used to iodize salt.
Monoclinic structure of potassium iodate
Potassium iodine has many applications in the pharmaceutical and disinfecting industries, iodizing salt and preparation the supplements, and animal feed and poultry, and the production of potassium iodine tablets (pills) to prevent the absorption of radioactive iodine.
|560 C||Melting point|
Potassium iodine product based on FCC
|A white crystalline powder||Appearance|
|5.0 - 8.0||Acidity or Alkalinity (5% Solution)|
|Max 20 ppm||Iodide|
|Max 50 ppm||Sulfate|
|Max 20 ppm||Heavy metals (as pb)|
|Max 0.5%||Loss on Drying|
Net weight: 25 kg
Packaging of all products is in metalized packs containing 3 layers of polyester, aluminum, and polyethylene.
Potassium iodide is a stable material, but also a strong oxidizing agent that is incompatible with organic matter. Keep away from combustible material.
Methods of storage and handling:
Keep in a cool environment away from the direct sunlight and extreme heat and in fully sealed containers, and avoid any detergent or organic matter.