Agent Name

Potassium iodate

CAS Number

7758-05-6

Formula

I-O3.K

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

Iodic acid (HIO3), potassium salt; Iodic acid, potassium salt; Potassium iodate; Potassium iodine oxide (KIO3); Potassium triodate; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Halogens, Inorganic Compounds

Description

White crystals or crystalline powder. [HSDB]

Sources/Uses

Used as a reagent to test for zinc and arsenic, a photographic emulsion, a feed additive, a dietary supplement, and in spectroscopy, infrared transmission, and scintillation; [Hawley] Classification code: Anti-infective agents; antifungal agents; [ChemIDplus]

Comments

Causes gastrointestinal tract, liver, and kidney injury in high-dose animal experiments; [HSDB]

Adverse Effects
Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

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