Potassium iodide is used in biochemistry, often as a fluorescence quenching agent which acts by collisional quenching of fluorescent substances by the iodide ion. The use of KI in the isolation of single stranded DNA has also been described.
1. Rubenstein, J.L., et al. 1990. Nucleic Acids Res. 18: 4833-4842. PMID: 2168539 2. Weljie, A.M., et al. 2000. Protein Eng. 13: 59-66. PMID: 10679531 3. Flowers, S., et al. 2003. Biochemistry. 42: 1910-1921. PMID: 12590577
Soluble in water (148 g/100g at 25° C), alcohol (45.5 mg/ml), methanol (125 mg/ml), acetone (13.1 mg/ml at 25° C), and ethanol (19.6 mg/ml).
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3.12 g/cm3 at 20° C
CA IV: Ki= 80 µM (human); CA I: Ki= 300 µM (human); CA IX: Ki= 7 mM (human); CA V: Ki= 25 mM (human); CA II: Ki= 26 mM (human)
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Various publications cite the use of PotassiumVarious publications cite the use of Potassium iodide as a fluorescence quenching agent. The use of KI in the isolation of single stranded DNA has also been described. -SCBT Publication Review
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