Potassium iodate

Potassium iodate
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Potassium iodate - is a substance with the chemical formula KIO3. It occurs as a white solid, odorless crystalline powder and moderately soluble in water. Potassium iodate is a strong oxidant, reacts easily with flammable substances, as well as with reducing agents. It is used in the food, pharmaceutical and chemical industries.

Potassium iodate is an inorganic chemical compound, the potassium salt of iodic acid. It is a white substance with a crystalline structure of white color. Potassium iodate is moderately soluble in water (47g/l). One way to obtain this chemical compound is the reaction of iodine with a hot, concentrated solution of potassium hydroxide. Potassium iodate is a raw material that is used in the chemical, food and pharmaceutical industries.

Application of Potassium Iodate:

  • In the food industry, it is used by salt producers to enrich it with iodine, thanks to which potential buyers can supplement iodine deficiencies in the body. Iodine deficiency is a dangerous symptom, especially during pregnancy in a woman, because the lack of it can cause disorders in the development of the fetus and numerous diseases of the child,
  • in medicine, used in therapy after irradiation with radioactive iodine in order to remove it from the thyroid gland,
  • in the chemical industry, thanks to its properties, it is often used as an oxidant.

CAS No.: 7758-05-6

Form: solid

White color

Smell: odorless

pH: about 6.5 g/l H2O (20°C)

Melting point: 560 °C

Boiling point: thermal decomposition >560°C

Auto-ignition temperature: not applicable

Flash point: not applicable

Explosion limits: not applicable

Bulk density: approx. 2000 kg/m3

Solubility in water: 47 g/l (20°C), 323 g/l (100°C)

Hazard Statements (H):

  • H272 May intensify fire; oxidant.
  • H319 Causes serious eye irritation.
  • H335 May cause respiratory irritation.

Precautionary statements:

  • P210 Keep away from heat, hot surfaces, sparks, open flames and other ignition sources. No smoking.
  • P220 Keep/Store away from clothing/combustible materials.
  • P280 Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection.
  • P302+352 IF ON SKIN: Wash with plenty of soap and water.
  • P305+351+338 IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing.
  • P312 Call a POISON CENTER or doctor/physician if you feel unwell.
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