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10978 Potassium iodide, 99.995% (metals basis)

CAS Number
7681-11-0
Synonyms

Stock No. Size Price ($) Quantity Availability
10978-06 5g 48.70
10978-14 25g 123.00
10978-22 100g 357.00
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Potassium iodide, 99.995% (metals basis)

MDL
MFCD00011405
EINECS
213-659-4

Chemical Properties

Formula
KI
Formula Weight
166.01
Form
Crystalline
Melting point
681°
Boiling Point
1330°
Density
3.12
Refractive Index
1.677
Storage & Sensitivity
Hygroscopic. Ambient temperatures.
Solubility
Soluble in water, alcohol, methanol, acetone and ethanol.

Applications

Potassium iodide is used with silver nitrate to make silver iodide an important chemical in film photography. Medicinally it is used for thyroid blockade, thyroid storm and also as an expectorant. It is a component in some hair treatment chemicals. It is also used as a fluorescence quenching agent in biomedical research, an application that takes advantage of collisional quenching of fluorescent substances by the iodide ion.

Notes

It is hygroscopic. Should be stored at room temperature.

GHS Hazard and Precautionary Statements

Hazard Statements: H372

Causes damage to organs through prolonged or repeated exposure.

Precautionary Statements: P260-P264b-P270-P314-P501c

Do not breathe dust/fume/gas/mist/vapours/spray. Wash face, hands and any exposed skin thoroughly after handling Do not eat, drink or smoke when using this product. Get medical advice/attention if you feel unwell. Dispose of contents/ container to an approved waste disposal plant

Other References

Merck
14,7643
Harmonized Tariff Code
2827.60
TSCA
Yes
RTECS
TT2975000

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