Potassium Iodide

Potassium iodide is a chemical compound, medication, and dietary supplement. As a medication it is used to treat hyperthyroidism, in radiation emergencies, and to protect the thyroid gland when certain types of radiopharmaceuticals are used. In the developing world it is also used to treat skin sporotrichosis and phycomycosis. As a supplement it is used in those who have low intake of iodine in the diet. It is given by mouth.

Parameter Value



Molar mass


3D model (Jmol)

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Melting point

681 °C (1,258 °F)

Boiling point

1,330 °C (2,430 °F)

Solubility in water

128 g/100 ml (0 °C)
140 g/100 mL (20 °C)
176 g/100 mL (60°C)
206 g/100 mL (100°C) mg/mL (20 °C)

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