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: Cetylpyridinium chloride monohydrate
Products in focus · 28/02/2024

Cetylpyridinium chloride is the chloride salt form of cetylpyridinium, a quaternary ammonium with broad-spectrum antimicrobial activity. Upon topical administration, cetylpyridinium chloride is positively charged and reacts with the negatively charged microbial cell surfaces, thereby destroying the integrity of the cell membrane.

READ MORE
In Focus:N2-isobutyryl-2′-OMe-guanosine
Products in focus · 20/02/2024

N2-Isobutyryl-2′-O-methyl-guanosine (IBG) is a modified nucleoside that has gained significant attention in recent years due to its potential therapeutic and industrial applications. IBG is a derivative of guanosine, a nucleoside that is a building block of RNA and DNA.

READ MORE
In Focus: Trimethylaluminium, 2M in Toluene
Products in focus · 13/02/2024

Trimethylaluminium belongs to class of organometallics. It is a highly reactive chemical and its solution in toluene is normally used to facilitate workability. Its general applications are in cross coupling and carboalumination reactions.

READ MORE
In Focus : Octenidine Dihydrochloride
Products in focus · 06/02/2024

Octenidine dihydrochloride is a cationic surfactant, with a gemini-surfactant structure. Since 1987, it has been used primarily in Europe as an antiseptic prior to medical procedures, including on neonates. It is safe to handle and chemically stable.

READ MORE
In Focus : Allyl Glycidyl Ether
Products in focus · 30/01/2024

Allyl Glycidyl Ether (AGE) is a multifunctional organic intermediate made from epichlorohydrin and allyl chloride and is featured by high functionality and low chlorine content. Since it has an epoxy group and an allyl group, AGE reacts with a wide range of compounds.

READ MORE
In Focus : L-Fucose
Products in focus · 23/01/2024

L-Fucose is a colourless solid that belongs to class of deoxy sugars and is considered as one of the essential sugars for smooth functioning of the body. It occurs naturally in brown algal polysaccharide fucoidan and gums.

READ MORE
In Focus : Liposomal Iron
Products in focus · 16/01/2024

Liposomal iron involves encapsulating iron molecules within lipid bilayers. This encapsulation protects the iron from interactions with other compounds, enhance its stability, improve its bioavailability and low incidence of side effects.

READ MORE
In Focus – Polyethylene Glycol (PEG) – Pharma Grade
Products in focus · 09/01/2024

Polyethylene glycols (PEG), also known as macrogols, are liquid or solid polymers of the general formula H(OCH2CH2)n OH, where n is greater or equal to four.

READ MORE
In Focus : Arachidonic Acid
Products in focus · 19/12/2023

Arachidonic acid is an omega-6 fatty acid. The compound is abundant in liver, brain, and depot fats of animals. It is also found in chicken, egg, fish, and human mother milk.

READ MORE