What is Potassium Iodide?
Potassium Iodide +99% USP Grade is a stable, non-radioactive iodine compound. It plays a crucial role in blocking radioactive iodine absorption by the thyroid in radiation emergencies, typically involving nuclear power plants. Moreover, it serves as a treatment for hyperthyroidism. It acts as a protective shield for the thyroid gland during specific radiopharmaceutical applications.
How is Potassium Iodide manufactured?
The manufacturing process of Potassium Iodide involves a reaction between potassium hydroxide and iodine. This is followed by a series of purification steps to achieve high purity levels. After the reaction, the compound is dried and crystallized to form white crystals, then finely ground into a powder form. Then thoroughly tested to ensure it meets the purity standard and grade.
Uses or applications for Potassium Iodide:
- Thyroid Protection: Administered during nuclear accidents to protect thyroid glands.
- Medical Imaging: Used as a contrast agent in medical radiography.
- Pharmaceutical Industry: Key ingredient in some medicines and antiseptics.
- Nutrition: Table salt often uses potassium iodide to help prevent iodine deficiency.
- Dyes & Inks Manufacturing: Used to synthesize organic compounds for dyes and inks.
- Photography: Ingredient in older photography processes.
- Chemical Analysis: Reducing agent in titration procedures.
- Wine Production: Acts as an antioxidant and stabilizer in wine production.
- Nuclear Power Plants: Essential component in emergency radiation protection.
- Veterinary Medicine: Used in dermatologic treatments for animals.
- Fire Extinguisher: Used in certain types of fire suppressants.
- Water Treatment: Plays a role in the iodination of water in emergencies.
What industries is Potassium Iodide used in?
- Pharmaceutical industry: Treatment for hyperthyroidism
- Food industry: Iodine supplementation in table salt
- Animal husbandry: Feed additives
- Photography: Photographic film production
- Chemical industry: Used as a lab reagent
What is the grade and country of manufacture for this product?
Our Potassium Iodide is of USP Grade and manufactured in North America.
Please note our Potassium Iodide +99% USP Grade product is a chemical compound sold in bulk. It does not come with labels or representations for usage in food, drugs, or medical devices, nor has it been evaluated or endorsed by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) or Health Canada. It is not meant to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Customers are responsible for appropriate use according to regulatory requirements in their respective jurisdictions.