Potassium Iodide

Sodium Acetate
October 1, 2016
October 4, 2016

Potassium Iodide

Product Name: Potassium Iodide

Formula: KI


Potassium iodide is an inorganic compound with the chemical formula KI. This white salt is the most commercially significant iodide compound, with approximately 37,000 tons produced in 1985. It is less hygroscopic (absorbs water less readily) than sodium iodide, making it easier to work with. Potassium iodide occurs naturally in Kelp’s iodide content can range from 89 µg/g to 8165 µg/g.

Aged and impure samples are yellow because of the slow oxidation of the salt to potassium carbonate and elemental iodine.


It is used as a key raw material in the synthesis of Iodo alkanes such as Methyl iodide and also in the preparation of Silver Iodide, which is used in Photography for high-speed photographic films.

Other applications include: Preparation of Potassium Iodate, which is obtained by the oxidation of Potassium Iodide with Potassium chlorate or Potassium bromate. It is useful in the treatment of radiation poisoning resulting from nuclear accidents and also as a nutritional supplement for iodine in poultry feeds

Packaging: 25 kg HDPE blue plastic drum.

 Country of origin: India