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Alfa Aesar™ Potassium iodide, 99%

$27.57 - $263.69

Chemical Identifiers

Chemical Name or Material Potassium iodide
CAS 7681-11-0
Molecular Formula KI
Formula Weight 166.01
MDL Number MFCD00011405
Merck Index 14,7643
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AAA1270418

  SDS
alfa aesar™
A1270418
50g Each for $27.57

AAA127040B

  SDS
alfa aesar™
A127040B
1000g Each for $263.69

AAA1270430

  SDS
alfa aesar™
A1270430
250g Each for $80.61
Description & Specifications

Specifications

Formula Weight 166.01
Odor Odorless
Molecular Formula KI
RTECS Number TT2975000
Chemical Name or Material Potassium iodide
Assay 99%
Melting Point 681°C
CAS 7681-11-0
Boiling Point 1330°C
TSCA TSCA
MDL Number MFCD00011405
Merck Index 14,7643
Quantity 50g

Applications
Potassium iodide is used in pharmaceutical formulations and in film photography as a source of iodine. It is widely used as an analytical Reagent in iodometric tritrations. Apart from its application as a source of iodide to produce organo iodine compounds such as in Sandmeyer reactions, potassium iodide finds extensive use as a nucleophilic catalyst for several alkylation reactions.

Solubility
Soluble in water

Notes
Being a mild reducing agent, it gets converted into iodine by oxidizing reagents. Potassium iodide should be handled with gloves since it is a mild irritant.