dvr Potassium Iodate

Potassium Iodate manufacturer, supplier and exporter.

Technical Specifications:

Potassium iodate (KIO3) is a chemical compound. It is sometimes used in radiation treatment, as it can replace radioactive iodine from the thyroid. See potassium iodide for more information on this use.
Like potassium bromate, potassium iodate is occasionally used as a maturing agent in baking. Potassium iodate is an oxidizing agent and as such it can cause fires if in contact with combustible materials or reducing agents. It can be prepared by reacting a potassium-containing base such as potassium hydroxide with iodic acid, for example: 
HIO3 + KOH = KIO3 + H2O
It can also be prepared by adding iodine to a hot, concentrated solution of potassium hydroxide.

Specification :

Form                                                                      : Free-flowing crystalline powder
Colour  : White
Odour  : Odourless
Assay as KIO3 (on dry basis  : 99.0 %u2013 101.0%
Iodide as I  : 0.002% Max.
Sulfates as SO4  : 0.02% Max.
Bromate, Bromide, Chlorate & Chloride  : 0.01% Max.
Matter Insoluble in water  : 0.1% Max.
pH of 5% aqueous solution  : 6-8
Heavy Metal as Pb : 4 ppm Max.
Arsenic as As  : 3 pmm Max.
Iron as Fe : 10 ppm Max.
Loss on Drying  : 0.5% Max.

As additional criteria, the particle size for KIO3 must be minimum 95% below 500 %u03BCm (USP 35)

Physical Properties :


Characteristics : Specification
Bulk Density (approx.)  : 2.1 gm/cc
Particle Density : 3.9 gm/cc
Solubility (approx.)  : 9.3 gm in 100 ml water at 25o C

Microbiological :

Characteristics : Specification                                          
Standard Plate Count  : 10 cfu/g Max.
Coliform Count : 10 cfu/g Max.
Detection of Salmonella  : 9.3 Absent /25 g

Potassium iodate is an oxidizing agent and as such it can cause fires if in contact with combustible materials or reducing agents.
Potassium Iodate is widely used for salt iodisation in many developed and under developed countries as source of iodine.
Tablet of Potassium Iodate is widely used at the time of Nuclear Radiation
Potassium Iodate is widely used as a Laboratory Reagent.
Potassium Iodate is also used in Cattle Feed as a source of Iodine.


Potassium Iodate (KIO3) may be used as an oxidizing agent in the estimation of hydrolyzable tannins (gallotannins and ellagitannins) in plant samples. It may also be used in the preparation of polyaniline,poly(o-anisidine),poly[aniline-co-(o-anisidine) and TiO2 nanoparticles.Iodization of edible salt


Packing :

 25 / 50 Kg net fibre drums to be polycoated. Palletized and Stretch %u2013 Wrapped

Labeling & Marking

 Each pack shall additionally include on the label:

  • Name of product
  • Pack format and net weight
  • Batch/Lot number
  • Date of manufacture
  • Expiry/Best Before date
  • Manufacturer%u2019s name & address
  • Storage instructions/conditions

Stability :

Stable at ambient temperature in sealed containers.
Shelf life 5 years from manufacturing date.
Minimum 24 months remaining shelf life after arrival.

Storage & Handling :

Store in closed containers away from heat and moisture. Oxidizer. Keep away from combustible materials & strong acids. Wear goggles and rubber gloves when handling bulk quantities. Harmful if swallowed. Avoid contact with eyes, skin, and clothing. In case of spillage, collect into container for disposal. Flush with plenty of water.

QC Testing

Each batch ordered must be minimum FCC compliant and come with corresponding certificates of analysis Chemical analysis: all active ingredients are analysed via certification agent and must fall within the specified limits.

Identification :

Add 1 drop of starch TS and a few drops of 20% hypophosphorous acid to 1 mL of a 1:10 aqueous solution. A transient blue color appears.

Shipping information :

Hazard Class  : 5.1 Oxidizing Substance
Label : Oxidizer
Subsidiary Risk  : None
Marine Pollutant : No
Proper Shipping Name : Oxidizing Solid N.O.S. (Potassium Iodate)
Using Procedure:

Potassium Iodate occurs as a white, crystalline powder. KIO3 can be used as a substitute of KI in radiation protection.A kinetic study of thermal degradation of KIO3 by %u03B3-rays suggests that rate of decomposition increases while activation energy decreases upon irradiation.

Formula : KIO3              Molecular Wt. : 213.9927

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