4 Mistakes to Avoid When Purchasing Iodine Derivatives
Oct 25 2015

4 Biggest Mistakes to Avoid When Purchasing Iodine Derivatives

Are you in the market for an iodine derivative? Read on to learn about four of the biggest mistakes made when purchasing iodine derivatives and how to avoid them.

1. Using the wrong iodine derivative for your application

Failure of a researcher or purchasing agent to do his or her homework may result in time, reagents, and money wasted. How much of the iodine derivative will your project require? Do you need it immediately or several weeks from now? Will this iodine derivative serve the proper purpose in my reaction or downstream application? These are the types of questions that should be answered before purchasing an iodine derivative. By making sure you have the right iodine derivative for your application, you’re sure to have a much more successful experience when you are ready to start using the product.

2. Failure to read the SDS

As the old adage goes, “safety first.” Referring to the Safety Data Sheet of the iodine derivative you are looking to purchase is a smart idea. Is this compound extremely reactive with oxygen? Is it explosive? Should it be stored at 4 degrees Celsius or room temperature? How should it be properly disposed of? What personal protective equipment should be worn when working with this chemical? These are the types of questions that can be easily answered by referring to the SDS for an iodine derivative before you buy. This way you know how to properly store and handle the product before it is delivered.

3. Overpaying

Make sure you are getting the right price for the iodine derivative you are looking to purchase by knowing the market. Do not purchase from the first company you stumble across in your search for an iodine derivative source. Instead, make sure you shop around. Get a quote or cost estimate from several companies before you buy. Consultative sessions with potential iodine derivative suppliers will help all parties involved. In the end, this will save you money.

4. Purchasing From a Source With a Limited Supply

If you’re running a study or experiment that may require you to order more of the same derivative in the future, don’t choose a company that has an unreliable or limited source. At Ajay-SQM, we’re the only iodine derivative supplier that boasts multiple production sites, which means you can trust that we will always have the iodine derivative that you need.

Looking for an iodine derivatives provider? Want the best deal possible? Not sure where to start? Consider IODeal products and contact us at Ajay-SQM today.

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