Iodine:
‚ÄčIodine is a basic element that is highly soluble in water. Much of the global iodine is used in acetic acid production and as a catalyst.

Market Dynamics:
Much of the global iodine comes from Japan and Chile, with a smaller amount coming from US (specifically Oklahoma). Recently, there have been shortages caused by 1) the tsunami in Japan and 2) droughts in Chile.

Up Stream Materials/Building Blocks:
Brine Pools

Calechi 

Ocean Water

Salt Lakes/Deposits

Seaweed


Down Stream Materials Consuming Iodine:

Acetic Acid
Diphenylamine
Dodecyltrimethylammonium Chloride
Ethyl Acetate
Gold Etch
Gram Iodine
Gram Stain Set
Iodine (Iodine-Iodide)
Iodine Bromide
Iodine Chloride
Iodine Monochloride
Iodomethane
Karl Fischer Reagents (Oxidation Solution)
Lugol's Solution
Methotrexate
Potassium Acetate
Sodium Acetate