Potassium Iodide (KI)

This is our most popular Potassium Iodide (KI) – Potassium Iodide

Potassium Iodide

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Looking For Potassium Iodide?

  • We supply potassium iodide LRG in 500g containers, with discounts available for bulk orders
  • This product is sold with a minimum 99% purity levels (see further information in the Sales Specification Product, available to download from our website)
  • We also offer a wide range of other potassium iodide products, including 1%, 5% and 10% solutions


How Is Potassium Iodide Used in Industry?

This compound has several applications in industry, including:

  • Used in combination with silver nitrate to produce silver iodide (used in photography)
  • Used as an ingredient in hair treatment chemicals
  • Used as an ingredient in some disinfectants
  • Used as a fluorescent quenching agent: interestingly depending on the type of solution, iodide ion is capable of reducing or enhancing fluorescence
  • A component in the electrolyte solution in dye-sensitised solar cells
  • A popular chemical used in organic synthesis to convert arylamines to aryl iodides (known as the Sandermeyer reaction).
  • “Generally recognised as safe” (GRAS) to be used in the food industry
  • Also used in animal feeds


Safety and Hazards of Potassium Iodide

As with all chemicals, staff handling potassium iodide must follow important safety procedures:

  • This chemical needs to be stored at temperatures between 15 and 30 degree Celsius (59 and 86 Fahrenheit) in a tightly closed container
  • Always wear appropriate protective clothing, including goggles and gloves
  • Symptoms or chronic iodide poisoning include a metallic taste in the mouth, swollen eyes, skin eruptions, nausea, vomiting, gastric pain and diarrhoea and oedema of the throat


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MSDS Files

The following files are available to download:

Product ID Product post_status Bulk Download SDS File
3599 Potassium Iodide publish 1535 https://www.chemicals.co.uk/uploads/documents/44 - 1535 - SDS20461.pdf

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ReAgent has been a leading UK chemical supplier for over 40 years. With accreditation to a number of ISO Standards, as well as a 100% quality guarantee on every product, we have the knowledge and experience to handle all of your business needs.

Order online today where you can also get nationwide next-day delivery and discounts on bulk orders. We also have extra, industry-leading services available on all products, including personalised labelling, customisable packaging and the choice of specific pack sizes. Simply contact us for further information.

Different Grades for Sale

ReAgent is pleased to offer potassium iodide in a number of strengths and pack sizes. Potassium Iodide (KI) is our most popular grade and it is available in 500g, 1kg and 25kg pack sizes. You can also buy Potassium Iodide (Analytical Use), which is tested and certified to AR Standards.  This grade is also available in 500g, 1kg and 25kg pack sizes.

There are many more concentrations and grades available to buy. Just search on our website to see a comprehensive list of what we have to offer.

What is Potassium Iodide?

Potassium iodide is an inorganic chemical compound that is composed of a metal (potassium) and halogen (iodine). This composition classifies it as a metal halide. It can appear as crystals, a white powder or as a liquid solution.

It has a range of chemical properties that make it suitable for a range of uses:

  • Chemical formula: KI
  • Boiling point: 1323°C
  • Melting point: 681°C
  • Extremely soluble with a range of solvents
  • Hygroscopic in moist air
  • Deliquescent in dry air
  • Dissolves elemental iodine
  • Neutral-slightly alkaline pH


Potassium iodide is well-suited to a range of applications across many different industries, including the food, medical and cosmetic industry. Most commonly, it is used as a:

  • Dietary supplement to prevent iodine deficiency. For example, you can buy iodised table salt to ensure you're getting what you need
  • Thryoid protectant in the form of tablets, which can be used to protect the thyroid from absorbing radioactive iodine in the case of a nuclear emergency
  • Expectorant in the medical industry to treat long-term breathing illnesses, like asthma, by decreasing mucus viscosity

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We also sell a wide range of chemicals and chemical-related products to a huge number of companies ranging from small businesses to multi-national corporations whose names are recognised the world over.  Some of the industry areas we supply to are:

  • Power generation
  • Automotive industry
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Chemical industry
  • Laboratories
  • Water Treatment industry

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