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iodate

[′ī·ə‚dāt]
(inorganic chemistry)
A salt of iodic acid containing the IO3- radical; sodium and potassium iodates are the most important salts and are used in medicine.
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Late 1970s to early 1980s: Bakers replace iodate with bromate as a dough conditioner.
Goitre prophylaxis by addition of potassium iodate to bread.
In order to assess the presence of iodine and iodate (the oxidized forms) in serum following orthoiodosupplementation, serum iodide levels (the reduced form) were measured by ion-selective electrode before and after reduction with sodium metabisulfate.
Medical iodophobia resulted in the removal of iodate from bread 20 years ago, replacing it with the goitrogen bromate.
In the US, various forms of iodine have been used in food products: iodides in table salt since the 1920s; iodates in bread from 1960-1980; and diatomic iodine in municipal waters (on an experimental basis only).