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Potassium Tellurite (K2TeO3, Purity: 99.9%, APS: 60-70µm)

Potassium Tellurite Powder

Potassium Tellurite Powder
Product No NRE-11203
CAS No. 7790-58-1
Formula K2TeO3
Molecular Weight  253.79 g/mol
APS <70 µm (can be customized)
Purity 99.9%
Density NA
Color White/Off-White
Melting Point 460-470°C
Boiling Point NA

Potassium Tellurite

Potassium tellurite (K2TeO3) is a chemical compound that finds applications in various fields. Its unique properties make it useful in different industries. Some common applications of potassium tellurite powder include:

Microbiology: K2TeO3 is often used in microbiology as a selective agent in various culture media to isolate bacteria like Corynebacterium diphtheriae and other Corynebacterium species. It inhibits the growth of most other microorganisms, allowing for the selective growth of these bacteria.

Chemical Research: K2TeO3 is utilized in chemical research, especially in the synthesis of other tellurium compounds. It serves as a precursor for the production of various tellurium-containing compounds, which find applications in industries such as electronics, metallurgy, and glass manufacturing.

Glass and Ceramics: K2TeO3 can be used as a coloring agent in glass and ceramic production. Its unique properties can impart specific colors and other desirable characteristics to the final products. It is especially useful in producing red-colored glass.

Optoelectronics: Tellurium compounds, including potassium tellurite, are used in optoelectronic devices due to their semiconducting properties. These compounds are employed in the production of devices like infrared sensors, optical storage devices, and other related applications.

Chemical Analysis: K2TeO3 is also used as a reagent in chemical analysis, particularly in the determination of certain elements. It is used in qualitative analysis to detect certain elements like gold, bismuth, and other metals.