Molecular Wight: 319.22 g/mol
Zinc iodide is a white powder which is highly hydroscopic (absorption of water from the air) and very soluble in water. In addition, it is produced from the reaction of zinc sulfate and potassium iodide and heating up to 80-90 degrees Centigrade. Alcohol is used to do the reaction faster.
- It is used as an obscure X-ray dispersion in industrial radiography to improve the contrast between damage and irregular composite.
- In medicine as a topical disinfectant