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POVIDONE-IODINE
ICSC: 1471
Peer-Review Status: 05.08.2003 Validated
1-Vinyl-2-pyrrolidinone polymers, iodine complex
1-Ethenyl-2-pyrrolidinone homopolymer compound with iodine
Poly(1-(2-oxo-1-pyrrolidinyl)ethylene)iodine complex 
CAS #: 25655-41-8 RTECS #: TR1579600
    Formula: (C6-H9-N-O)x .x-I2

TYPES OF
HAZARD /
EXPOSURE
ACUTE HAZARDS / SYMPTOMS      PREVENTION      FIRST AID / FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Gives off irritating or toxic fumes (or gases) in a fire.     
EXPLOSION      
 
EXPOSURE      
Inhalation      
Skin   Protective gloves.  Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap. 
Eyes      
Ingestion      

SPILLAGE DISPOSAL
PACKAGING & LABELLING
   
EC Classification
 
UN Classification
 
GHS Classification
 

EMERGENCY RESPONSE SAFE STORAGE
  Dry. Well closed. 

IMPORTANT DATA
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. 

Occupational exposure limits
TLV (NOT-ESTABLISHED):. 

Routes of exposure
 

Inhalation risk
 

Effects of short-term exposure
 

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


PHYSICAL PROPERTIES ENVIRONMENTAL DATA
Solubility in water: good   

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.
Betadine and Isobetadine are trade names. 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
 

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       Toxicological Abbreviations