USP Modernization Initiative: Iodide Assay by Ion Chromatography

Potassium iodide (KI) is used to treat overactive thyroid and to protect the thyroid gland from the effects of radiation from inhaled or swallowed radioactive iodine. Currently, in the USP Potassium Iodide Monograph, iodide identification is performed by wet chemistry and assay by manual titration, which has a history of reduced precision and accuracy. As part of USP’s global monograph modernization initiative, an alternative selective and sensitive method was developed and validated – ion chromatography (IC). The proposed IC method can also be used for the identification test as an alternative to wet chemistry.