Potassium Iodide

Potassium Iodide Manufacturers in India

An iodide ion is an Iodine ion which is in -1 oxidation state formally. It is a salt prepared by oxidising Iodine and is most popularly used in the process of iodisation of table salt used in day to day diet. In most countries around the world it is mandatory as per government norms to add iodise the salt. Iodine deficiency is the number one cause of preventable mental retardation around the globe and it affects around 2 billion people.

The most commonly used form of iodide is Potassium Iodide produced by the Potassium Iodide manufacturer in India. It is a chemical compound of Potassium and iodine derivative – Iodide which is used in dietary supplements and pharmaceuticals.

As a dietary supplement it is most importantly used in human diet as well as in animal food products. For the former, it is used in iodisation of table salt to prevent iodide deficiency in people whose diet include low or no quantity of seafood.

When using radiopharmaceuticals for therapy for the treatment of tumours of neural tissue, potassium iodide is used to avoid sequestering of thyroid with these radiopharmaceuticals.

Potassium iodide provided by the potassium iodide manufacturer in India is used to prevent thyroid cancer in case of nuclear emergencies and accidents. During nuclear accidents/attacks, Iodine is one of the most dangerous radionuclides released as it may cause thyroid cancer. Therefore a stable source of Iodide such as Potassium iodide is used to saturate the body with Iodide to prevent Thyroid cancer.


CAS No. : 7681-11-0 EC No. : 231-659-4
Molecular Weight : 166.0028 g/mol Molecular Formula : KI
Structural Formula  Potassium Iodide
Appearance White Crystalline Powder
Density 3.123 g/cm3
Melting Point 681 °C
Solubility in Water 140 g/100 mL (20 °C)
Also known as Iodure de potassium, Kaliumiodid