Sodium Iodide

It is a Sodium salt of Hydriodic Acid [HI], available in white crystalline powder form, and has Molecular Formula NaI. Sodium Iodide is highly soluble in water. Sodium Iodide used generally as a reactant for conversion of alkyl chloride, or alkyl bromide into alkyl iodide in presence of Acetone [Finkelstein Reaction]. Due to its hygroscopic nature, it absorbs moisture rapidly from atmosphere. It is produced by treating Iodine with Sodium Hydroxide.

Specifications - Sodium Iodide
Methyl Iodide Producers
Product Sodium Iodide
Structural formula
CAS No. [7681-82-5]
Molecular formula NaI
Molecular weight 149.89
Description White crystalline hygroscopic powder.
Iron Max. 0.0050%.
Loss on drying Max. 1.0%.
Assay Between 99.00 % and 100.50 %.

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