iodide is an inorganic compound with formula KI. This colorless salt is
the most commercially significant iodide compound.
iodide is a salt of stable iodine which is an important chemical needed by
the body to make thyroid hormones.
iodide is ionic, K+I−.
crystallizes in the sodium chloride motif.
- It is
produced industrially by treating KOH with iodine.
- The risk of
radioactive-iodine-induced thyroid cancer is greatest for children,
adolescents and pregnant women.
potassium iodide products are available in the US, especially via the
- The major
uses of KI include nutritional supplement in animal feeds, a precursor to
AgI, and as a component in disinfectants.
iodide is also added to table salt in small quantities to make it
- KI is also
used as a fluorescence quenching agent in biomedical research because of
collisional quenching by its iodide ion.
- A saturated
solution of potassium iodide, abbreviated SSKI, is also used as treatment
for sporotrichosis, a fungal infection.
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