About Iodates

Iodate Ion

Iodates are a class of iodine-containing chemical compounds analogous to the chlorine-containing chlorates. In these compounds, an ionic bond is formed between a metal cation and the iodate anion, which consists of one atom of iodine covalently bound to three atoms of oxygen, and carries a formal charge of -1. Iodates are frequently used in some versions of a common chemistry demonstration known as the “iodine clock reaction”, in which consecutive redox reactions cause a solution to cycle from colorless to blue repeatedly until the reducing agent is depleted. Iodates are oxidizing agents, and some are used in this capacity in chemical synthesis or in personal care products such as antiseptics and deodorants. Additionally, iodates that do not contain toxic metals, such as potassium iodate or calcium iodate, can be used for iodine supplements or radioactivity prophylaxis treatments.

American Elements manufactures multiple forms of iodate compounds including solutions, nanopowders, submicron, and -325 mesh powders, and high surface area materials with particle distribution and particle size controlled and certified. We also produce larger -40 mesh, -100 mesh, -200 mesh range sizes and <0.5 mm, 2 mm, 5 mm and other sizes of shot, granules, lump, flake and pieces. Purities include 99%, 99.9%, 99.99%, 99.999% and 99.9999% (2N, 3N, 4N, 5N and 6N).

American Elements maintains industrial scale production for all its iodate products and will execute Non-Disclosure or Confidentiality Agreements to protect customer know-how.

Recent Research & Development for Iodates

K8Ce2I18O53: a novel potassium cerium(iv) iodate with enhanced visible light driven photocatalytic activity resulting from polar zero dimensional [Ce(IO3)8](4-) units., Wu, Ruofei, Jiang Xingxing, Xia Mingjun, Liu Lijuan, Wang Xiaoyang, Lin Zheshuai, and Chen Chuangtian , Dalton Trans, 2017 Mar 27, Volume 46, Issue 13, p.4170-4173, (2017)

Phototransformation of iodate by UV irradiation: Kinetics and iodinated trihalomethane formation during subsequent chlor(am)ination., Tian, Fu-Xiang, Hu Xiao-Jun, Xu Bin, Zhang Tian-Yang, and Gao Yu-Qiong , J Hazard Mater, 2017 Mar 15, Volume 326, p.138-144, (2017)

Protective Effect of Met12, a Small Peptide Inhibitor of Fas, on the Retinal Pigment Epithelium and Photoreceptor After Sodium Iodate Injury., Xiao, Jianhui, Yao Jingyu, Jia Lin, Lin Chengmao, and Zacks David N. , Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci, 2017 Mar 01, Volume 58, Issue 3, p.1801-1810, (2017)

Two Barium Gold Iodates: Syntheses, Structures, and Properties of Polar BaAu(IO3)5 and Nonpolar HBa4Au(IO3)12 Materials., Yang, Bing-Ping, Hu Chun-Li, Mao Fei-Fei, Xu Xiang, and Mao Jiang-Gao , Inorg Chem, 2017 Jun 02, (2017)

Improvement of sonochemical degradation of Brilliant blue R in water using periodate ions: Implication of iodine radicals in the oxidation process., Hamdaoui, Oualid, and Merouani Slimane , Ultrason Sonochem, 2017 Jul, Volume 37, p.344-350, (2017)

Iodide-Iodates M3[IO3]12·Ag4I, M = Bi, Tb, with a Framework Structure and High Second-Harmonic Generation Optical Response., Belokoneva, Elena L., Stefanovich Sergey Yu, Dimitrova Olga V., Karamysheva Alina S., and Volkov Anatoly S. , Inorg Chem, 2017 Jan 09, (2017)

Bi(IO3)F2 : The First Metal Iodate Fluoride with a Very Strong Second Harmonic Generation Effect., Mao, Fei-Fei, Hu Chun-Li, Xu Xiang, Yan Dong, Yang Bing-Ping, and Mao Jiang-Gao , Angew Chem Int Ed Engl, 2017 Feb 13, Volume 56, Issue 8, p.2151-2155, (2017)

Potassium Iodate Differently Regulates the Proliferation, Migration, and Invasion of Human Thyroid Cancer Cells via Modulating miR-146a., Liu, Yan, Li Hong, Zhang Jiayue, and Gao Xu , Cancer Invest, 2017 Feb 07, Volume 35, Issue 2, p.122-128, (2017)

Enhanced activation of periodate by iodine-doped granular activated carbon for organic contaminant degradation., Li, Xiaowan, Liu Xitao, Lin Chunye, Qi Chengdu, Zhang Huijuan, and Ma Jun , Chemosphere, 2017 Aug, Volume 181, p.609-618, (2017)

Course of Sodium Iodate-Induced Retinal Degeneration in Albino and Pigmented Mice., Chowers, Guy, Cohen Matan, Marks-Ohana Devora, Stika Shelly, Eijzenberg Ayala, Banin Eyal, and Obolensky Alexey , Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci, 2017 Apr 01, Volume 58, Issue 4, p.2239-2249, (2017)

Multimodal Fundus Imaging of Sodium Iodate-Treated Mice Informs RPE Susceptibility and Origins of Increased Fundus Autofluorescence., Zhao, Jin, Kim Hye Jin, and Sparrow Janet R. , Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci, 2017 Apr 01, Volume 58, Issue 4, p.2152-2159, (2017)

Leaching of iodide (I(-)) and iodate (IO3(-)) anions from synthetic layered double hydroxide materials., Theiss, Frederick L., Ayoko Godwin A., and Frost Ray L. , J Colloid Interface Sci, 2016 Sep 15, Volume 478, p.311-5, (2016)

The effect of halide and iodate anions on the hydrogen-bonding network of water in aqueous nanodrops., Chakrabarty, Satrajit, and Williams Evan R. , Phys Chem Chem Phys, 2016 Sep 14, Volume 18, Issue 36, p.25483-25490, (2016)

Two-Dimensional Inorganic Cationic Network of Thorium Iodate Chloride with Unique Halogen-Halogen Bonds., Lu, Huangjie, Wang Yaxing, Wang Congzhi, Chen Lanhua, Shi Weiqun, Diwu Juan, Chai Zhifang, Albrecht-Schmitt Thomas E., and Wang Shuao , Inorg Chem, 2016 Sep 06, Volume 55, Issue 17, p.8570-5, (2016)

Continuous exposure to non-lethal doses of sodium iodate induces retinal pigment epithelial cell dysfunction., Zhang, Xiao-Yu, Ng Tsz Kin, Brelén Mårten Erik, Wu Di, Wang Jian Xiong, Chan Kwok Ping, Yung Jasmine Sum Yee, Cao Di, Wang Yumeng, Zhang Shaodan, et al. , Sci Rep, 2016 Nov 16, Volume 6, p.37279, (2016)