Potassium iodide with KI chemical formula crystallized in a cubic structure.it is a White powder with high solubility in water that can be changed in yellow in the presence of air and light oxygen. Its color variation is due to the oxidation of iodide ions to molecular iodine; therefore, this material should be kept in a dry place and away from the direct sunlight. It was first used in 1916 to treat goiter disease. In the same year, tincture iodine and iodoform were used to disinfect cuts and scratches and to observe health principles.
Cubic structure of potassium iodide
Potassium iodide has many applications in the pharmaceutical and disinfecting industries, producing potassium iodine tablets to prevent radioactive iodine absorption, drilling, lubrication and laboratory applications in iodometric titrations.
The product characteristics of potassium iodide based on USP
|A white crystalline powder||Appearance|
|Min 99. 0%||Assay|
|Max 10 ppm||Heavy metals (as pb)|
|Max 4 µg/g||Iodate|
|No blue color Observe||Nitrate, Nitrite & Ammonia|
|No Turbidity Observe||Thiosulfate & Barium|
|No Color Produce||Acidity or Alkalinity (S1 Solution)|
|Max 1.0%||Loss on Drying|
|2 ppm (mg/Kg)||Arsenic|
Net weight: 25 kg
Packaging of all products is in metalized packs containing 3 layers of polyester, aluminum, and polyethylene.
Keep away from combustible material.
Methods of storage and handling: In a cool environment, and away from direct sunlight and severe heat, and in fully sealed containers, and kept away from oxidizing or acidic materials.