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CHEBI:8346 - potassium iodide

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ChEBI Name potassium iodide
ChEBI ID CHEBI:8346
Definition A metal iodide salt with a K(+) counterion. It is a scavenger of hydroxyl radicals.
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Formulae IK
K.I
Net Charge 0
Average Mass 166.00277
Monoisotopic Mass 165.868
InChI InChI=1S/HI.K/h1H;/q;+1/p-1
InChIKey NLKNQRATVPKPDG-UHFFFAOYSA-M
SMILES [K+].[I-]
Roles Classification
Chemical Role(s): radical scavenger
A role played by a substance that can react readily with, and thereby eliminate, radicals.
Application(s): expectorant
Compounds that are considered to increase the volume of secretions in the respiratory tract, so facilitating their removal by ciliary action and coughing. Compare with mucolytics, which decrease the viscosity of mucus, facilitating its removal by ciliary action and expectoration, and antitussives, which suppress the cough reflex.
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Outgoing potassium iodide (CHEBI:8346) has part iodide (CHEBI:16382)
potassium iodide (CHEBI:8346) has role expectorant (CHEBI:77035)
potassium iodide (CHEBI:8346) has role radical scavenger (CHEBI:48578)
potassium iodide (CHEBI:8346) is a potassium salt (CHEBI:26218)
IUPAC Name
potassium iodide
Synonyms Sources
Kaliumiodid ChEBI
KI IUPAC
Potassium iodide KEGG COMPOUND
Database Links Databases
C08219 KEGG COMPOUND
D01016 KEGG DRUG
Potassium_Iodide Wikipedia
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Registry Numbers Types Sources
7681-11-0 CAS Registry Number ChemIDplus
7681-11-0 CAS Registry Number NIST Chemistry WebBook
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Last Modified
28 July 2014