Iodine 0.05M



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Why Buy Iodine 0.05M Online from ReAgent Chemicals?

ReAgent supply iodine 0.05M online in 2.5L containers, with discounts available for bulk orders. We also offer other options with all our products, from customised labelling to specific pack sizes. Contact us for further information or free technical advice.

How to Obtain Iodine

Significant natural accumulations of this element are very rare and only three locations are economically viable for extraction: the Caliche in Chile and some gas and oil fields in America and Japan. Of these, the Chilean caliche is certainly the largest producer.

In combination with its most famous product – sodium nitrate – their mining operations also find sodium iodate and sodium iodide.

As an alternative, the American Anadarko Basin gas field and the Japanese Minami Kanto gas field can be a source of iodine naturally occurring in brine. This solution, collected at over 60°C, is first purified and acidified with sulphuric acid, and subsequently oxidised to iodine in the presence of chlorine.

The final step involves concentrating this rather dilute iodine solution by blowing hot air in the solution to evaporate iodine, which is trapped in the acidified environment of an absorbing tower. The resultant hydrogen iodide (HI) finally reacts with chlorine to generate iodine, which can then be filtered and purified.

2 HI Cl2 → I2 2 HCl
I2 2 H2O SO2 → 2 HI H2SO4
2 HI Cl2 → I2 2 HCl

These solutions still contain a certain amount of impurities, which can be removed by sublimation. Purer iodine can be obtained by reaction with potassium iodide and copper(II) sulphate to produce copper(II) iodide, which decomposes spontaneously to generate pure iodine and copper(I) iodide.

Cu2 2 I– → CuI2
2 CuI2 → 2 CuI I2

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3511Iodine 0.05Mpublish1049 - 1049 - SDS10694.pdf

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ReAgent has been a leading UK chemical supplier for over 40 years. With accreditation to a number of ISO Standards, as well as a 100% quality guarantee on all of our products, we have the knowledge and experience to handle all of your business needs.

You can buy iodine from our online chemical shop in 100g containers. This product is sold with 99.8% purity levels and minimum levels of impurities, including less than 0.005% bromide and chloride and less than 0.01% non-volatile matter.

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About Iodine

With the chemical symbol I and the atomic number 53, iodine is a popular element in many different applications. Its name derives from the Greek word iódis, meaning violet-coloured, which is the appearence of iodine vapour.

This element is typically found in oceans and other water sources as the water-soluble iodine ion I-. Its high atomic number makes it a very rare element, but it has still developed an important biological role: it is essential for the production of growth-regulating thyroid hormones, and we consume this crucial element when we eat things like seafood or iodised table salt.

The problem is that due to leaching by rainwater of an already scarce element in the soil, many land animals and even inland human populations are at high risk of developing iodine deficiencies. This is seen by most physicians as the leading preventable cause of learning difficulties.

Uses of Iodine

Iodine is suited to a range of applications across many industries. It high atomic number, ease of binding to organic compounds and low toxicity make it ideal to use in many x-ray contrast materials.

The majority of the world's production of iodine is used in various organoiodine compounds and around 15% is used to form potassium iodide. This is an important application as potassium iodide can help treat iodine deficiency, as well as protect the thyroid gland from radiation in the case of an emergency nuclear accident.

One of the major uses of this element is as iodine tincture, which is comprised of 2-7% of elemental iodine. Tincture of iodine is used as an antiseptic to disinfect wounds and even sanitise surface water for drinking. When used to sanitise water, the usual iodine tincture that contains ethanol is not recommended. Instead, Lugol's alcohol-free solution is often used.

As the name suggests, iodine is also commonly used in the iodine test to test for starch, an indicator that is used in redox titrations where triiodide is present.

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ReAgent has been established in the chemical industry for over 40 years. The iodine products we have for sale in our online shop are quality-tested and internationally approved so that you can rest assured that you're getting the best.

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