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POVIDONE-IODINEICSC: 1471
1-Vinyl-2-pyrrolidinone polymers, iodine complex
1-Ethenyl-2-pyrrolidinone homopolymer compound with iodine
Poly(1-(2-oxo-1-pyrrolidinyl)ethylene)iodine complex
August 2003
CAS #: 25655-41-8

  ACUTE HAZARDS PREVENTION FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE & EXPLOSION Gives off irritating or toxic fumes (or gases) in a fire.           

   
  SYMPTOMS PREVENTION FIRST AID
Inhalation      
Skin   Protective gloves.  Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap. 
Eyes      
Ingestion      

SPILLAGE DISPOSAL CLASSIFICATION & LABELLING
 

According to UN GHS Criteria

 

Transportation
UN Classification
 

STORAGE
Dry. Well closed. 
PACKAGING
 
POVIDONE-IODINE ICSC: 1471
PHYSICAL & CHEMICAL INFORMATION

Physical State; Appearance
YELLOW-TO-BROWN HYGROSCOPIC POWDER. 

Physical dangers
No data. 

Chemical dangers
Decomposes on heating. This produces toxic fumes of nitrogen oxides and iodine. The solution is a weak acid. 

Formula: (C6-H9-N-O)x .x-I2

Solubility in water: good 


EXPOSURE & HEALTH EFFECTS

Routes of exposure
 

Effects of short-term exposure
 

Inhalation risk
 

Effects of long-term or repeated exposure
Repeated or prolonged contact with skin may cause dermatitis. 


OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS
 

ENVIRONMENT
 

NOTES
The substance is a widely used topical antiseptic and it has been only very rarely associated to any adverse effects during its normal use. 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
  EC Classification
 

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