||A white Crystalline Powder
|Assay (by Iodometry)
|Iodides (As I)
||Slowly soluble in 12 parts of water
|Chloride, Chlorate, Bromide, Bromate
|Matter insoluble in water
|Loss on Drying
||Max 0.1% w/w
Molecular Weight: 214 g/mol. Melting point:
560oC Thermal dec above 560oC Density:
Solubility: Slowly soluble in 12 parts of water
Shipping Information:CAS: 7758-05-6. EINECS: 2318319. UN No: 1479. IMCO : 5.1
(Oxidizing Solid N.O.S) IMDG Page No: 5055. S.H. N0.2829.90
Safe Handling: Do not ingest or get into the eyes. Dust masks and safety goggles
should be worn when handling this material. Also oxidizing substance, such should not be
mixed or stored with reducing agents. This material is not shock sensitive and will not
Acute Effects: Ingestion may irritate gastrointestinal tract, causing nausea,
vomiting, headaches and dizziness. Otherwise irritates respiratory tract, skin and eyes. Chronic:
Kidney, liver, lungs, blood and central nervous system damage.
First Aid: For contact, flush with large amount of water for atleast 15
minutes. Remove contaminated clothing and shoes, and wash before reusing. If inhaled, move
to fresh air and give respiratory aid if needed. For ingestion, give large amount of
water, induce vomiting and call a physician.
Flammable: oxidizer. Contact with other reducible material may cause fire. In case
of fire, soak with water. Cleanup: Wear protective gear. Keep combustibles away
from spilled material. With clean shovel, carefully place material into clean, dry
container and cover; remove from area. Flush spilt area with water. Dispose in accordance
with all applicable federal, state and local regulations.
NOT FOR DIRECT FOOD, DRUG, COSMETICS OR PESTICIDE USE. FOR INDUSTRIAL USE ONLY. DO NOT
STORE IN OPEN, UNLABELED OR MISLABELED CONTAINERS. KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN.
- 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
- Potassium Iodate is also used in Cattle
Feed as a source of Iodine.