What is Iodine?
Iodine is a non-metallic chemical element that receives it’s name from the Greek word “iodes” (violet) because of the color of the fumes that appear when it is heated. It is found in nature in very low concentrations on the earth ground and also in the sea water and some seaweeds. Iodine is essential for the optimal development of growth in human lives and also in the lives of other mammals, where it becomes key for the production of hormones in the thyroid gland.
Iodine is manufactured from mining deposits that are rich in nitrate and iodine. The deposits undergo a process to extract iodate, which is then converted into iodide. The iodide turned into elemental iodine, then undergoes the prilling process to form small, bead-like granules.
More about "Prilled"
Prilled refers to the product being presented in small, rounded, bead-like form for ease of use, precise dosing, and convenient handling. This Iodine is predominantly used in pharmaceutical, medical, and chemical applications.
Uses or applications for Iodine:
- Pharmaceuticals: Used in making antiseptics and medications.
- X-Ray Contrast Media: For enhancing the visibility of internal structures in X-ray imaging.
- Iodophors and Biocides: Used in disinfectants and sterilizing agents.
- Human Nutrition: Essential nutrient for human health, used in dietary supplements.
- Animal Feeding: Used in feed additives to promote health in livestock.
- Optical Polarizing Film (LCD)s: Used in making screens for electronic devices.
- Chemical Products: Integral component in many chemical reactions and processes.
- Organic Compounds: Used in the synthesis of organic compounds.
- Nylon: Plays a role in the production of this synthetic polymer.
What industries is Iodine used in?
- Pharmaceutical Industry: For drug manufacturing and sterilization.
- Medical Industry: In diagnostic procedures and treatments.
- Animal Health Industry: In animal feed and veterinary care.
- Electronics Industry: Used in the production of LCD screens.
- Chemical Industry: Plays a vital role in various chemical processes.
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When handling Iodine Prilled 99.8% USP grade, ensure the area is adequately ventilated. It is recommended to use protective gloves, eye and face protection, and appropriate clothing to prevent any contact. Avoid open flames and heat sources, as iodine is flammable when heated. Use grounding wires and non-sparking tools during the transfer process to minimize the risk of static discharge. Always handle with care and follow safety guidelines.
Iodine Prilled 99.8% USP grade is a chemical product sold in bulk. It is not labelled or represented as a dietary supplement and has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) or Health Canada. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. It's intended for industrial applications and should be handled by trained professionals.