INTRODUCTION

Potassium iodide is an inorganic chemical compound which is denoted by the chemical formula KI. It is a metal-halide salt featuring an ionic bond between the potassium cation (K+) and the iodide anion (I). It is colourless to white, it appears as powder or white granules. It has a highly bitter, saline taste.

It is an essential iodide source in several organic synthesis reactions. It has a variety of applications in coatings, animal feed, life sciences, pigments, polymer additives, and process chemicals. Having reactive properties, iodide can be a part of many oxidising reactions, as well as create stable ionic complexes with carbon. Iodine ions play a significant role in regulating human growth hormones.

Manufacture
Commercially it is made by mixing potassium hydroxide with iodine.

CAS no.7681-11-0
EINECS no.213-659-4
Molecular formulaIK
Molecular weight166
StructureKI

Applications

KI is a versatile compound that is used in a variety of industries

Animal NutritionTo address the Iodine deficiency to fulfil the nutrition needs of the Animals. Helps optimize nutrition, improve gut health, support immune function, improve the absorption of nutrients that help in extending the shelf life of feed, and reducing harmful pathogens in the feed and water animals consume.
ElectronicsIt is used as a polarizing agent in LCD  and LED screens manufacturing.
ExpectorantIt is used as an expectorant for those who suffer from chronic breathing disorders like asthma, bronchitis and emphysema.
Human NutritionIodine is an essential element for human growth and development. Potassium Iodide is used in the manufacturing of dietary supplements for children and adults.
Lab ChemicalsPotassium Iodide is used in the laboratory as reagents, extraction agents and additives for various chemistry and biochemistry analysis.
Oil and GasIt is used for corrosion inhibition and leak detection in upstream oil and gas production.
PolymerPotassium Iodide is used as heat stabilizing agents in the manufacture of Nylon tire cord. Its main use is the manufacture of tires, where the heat resistance of the polymer is essential.

SPECIFICATIONS

TestUnitSpecification
AppearanceWhite crystalline powder
OdourOdourless
Assay (on dry basis)%Min 99.0
Grades available – Feed, FCC, USP, BP/EP Lab, AR grades. Also available customized grades upon request

STORAGE
Store at ambient conditions in closed containers away from heat and moisture.

PACKING
25 kg Fiber / HDPE Drum.

CERTIFICATION
FAMI-QS, Halal & Kosher.

REACH Status
KI offered by ExSyn is registered under EU REACH regulations.

ExSyn offers KI on commercial scales and welcomes enquiries. No matter the quantity you need, our exceptional quality and service will make ExSyn your supplier of choice! If you need any additional information or SDS, please contact us.

More Products
In focus: Methyl Magnesium Chloride 3M in THF
Products in focus · 24/01/2023

Methyl magnesium chloride is the simplest of Grignard’s reagents. The neat molecule is sensitive to air and moisture. Therefore, it is offered as solution in THF with variable molarity values.

READ MORE
In focus: Polysorbate 20
Products in focus · 17/01/2023

Polysorbate 20 is a gentle, oily, liquid cosmetic additive that functions as a non-ionic surfactant and wetting agent that enhances the spread-ability of liquids.

READ MORE
In focus: Iodomethane
Products in focus · 10/01/2023

Iodomethane, also known as methyl iodide, is a colorless, non-flammable liquid with pungent, ethereal odor that darkens on exposure to light. It occurs naturally in oceans as a product of marine algae.

READ MORE
In focus: 1,4-Dibromobutane
Products in focus · 20/12/2022

1,4-Dibromobutane is a chemical compound from the group of aliphatic, saturated halogenated hydrocarbons. 1,4-Dibromobutane shows similar reactions as the mono-brominated 1-bromobutane, however, in contrast, it is doubly functionalized.

READ MORE
In focus: Tetrabutylammonium fluoride trihydrate
Products in focus · 13/12/2022

Tetrabutylammonium fluoride trihydrate (TBAF trihydrate) is a hygroscopic solid and is a versatile reagent in many chemical reactions. It us usually consumed in aldol-type condensation, Michael-type, and ring opening reactions.

READ MORE
In focus: Pyrophosphoryl Chloride
Products in focus · 29/11/2022

Pyrophosphoryl chloride is colourless to pale yellow liquid, reasonably easy to handle. It reacts violently with water & miscible with most organic solvents.
It is used in pharmaceutical and other organic synthesis, as laser materials and electronic components.

READ MORE
In focus: Benzilic Acid Ethyl Ester
Products in focus · 22/11/2022

Benzilic acid ethyl ester is an oil organic liquid. Its reactivity is attributed to the presence of the hydroxyl group at alpha-position to the carboxylic acid group and hence it participates in various reactions leading to value-added intermediates and APIs.

READ MORE
In focus: Bromobenzene
Products in focus · 15/11/2022

Bromobenzene, an aryl halide, is a clear, colorless liquid with a pleasant odor. It is soluble in methanol and diethyl ether, and very slightly soluble in cold water.

READ MORE
In focus: Dibutyltin Dilaurate
Products in focus · 08/11/2022

Dibutyltin laurate is an organotin compound with oily appearance. The lauric acid ester is used in various industrial applications as catalyst.

READ MORE