Potassium Iodate

Potassium Iodate

What is Potassium iodate?

Potassium iodate has good stability characteristics and is approved as an iodine supplement, It is an effective oxidizing agent that has applications for food manufacturing and chemical synthesis. For example: accelerating the fermentation reactions in bread dough that enable bread to rise on baking.

Uses

  • Food industries
Molar mass 214.001 g/mol
Appearance white crystalline powder
Odor odorless
Density 3.89 g/cm3
Melting point 560 °C (1,040 °F; 833 K) (decomposes)
Solubility in water 4.74 g/100 mL (0 °C)
9.16 g/100 mL (25 °C)
32.3 g/100 mL (100 °C)
Solubility soluble in KI solution
insoluble in alcohol, liquid ammonia, nitric a