Agent Name

Potassium iodide

CAS Number

7681-11-0

Formula

I-K

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

Asmofug E; Dipotassium diiodide; Iodure de potassium; Joptone; K1-N; Kali iodide; Kalii iodidum; Kisol; Knollide; Pima; Potassium diiodide; Potassium iodide; Potassium iodide (K(I2)); Potassium iodide (K2I2); Potassium iodide (K3I3); Potassium iodide (KI); Potassium monoiodide; Potide; Thyro-Block; Tripotassium triiodide; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Halogens, Inorganic Compounds

Description

Water-soluble, white solid; [CAMEO] Slightly deliquescent; [CHEMINFO]

Sources/Uses

Used as a medication (for thyroid disorders and as an expectorant and antifungal agent); an iodine supplement in salt, water, and animal feeds; a deodorant for manure; and a chemical for photographic emulsions; [HSDB] Used in holography; [www.ci.tucson.az.us/arthazards/medium.html]

Comments

A skin and eye irritant; [CAMEO] Emergency treatment: "Iodides"; After ingestion, hypersenitivity reactions, e.g., angioedema and urticaria, may occur; Chronic ingestion may cause various skin diseases, goiter, hypothyroidism, and congenital thyroid effects; [HSDB] May cause sensitization by skin contact; [Quick CPC]

Reference Link

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Exposure Assessment
TLV (ACGIH)

0.01 ppm, inhalable fraction and vapor (iodides)

Explanatory Notes

mp = 1258.0 deg F; [CAMEO]

Adverse Effects
Skin Sensitizer

Yes

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