PVP Iodine

Availability

Special and quality requirements for polyvinylpyrrolidoneiodine,iodopovidone,povidone,pvp-i are available upon request: pvp iodine is normally available in various concentrations.

Formula

C6H9NOnxl

CAS

10025-82-8

Distributor of pvp iodine

Description

Povidone-iodine (PVP-I) is a stable chemical complex of polyvinylpyrrolidone (povidone, PVP) and elemental iodine. It contains from 9.0% to 12.0% available iodine, calculated on a dry basis. This unique complex was discovered at the Industrial Toxicology Laboratories in Philadelphia by H. A. Shelanski and M. V. Shelanski. They carried out tests in vitro to demonstrate anti-bacterial activity, and found that the complex was less toxic than tincture of iodine in mice. Human clinical trials showed the product to be superior to other iodine formulations. It was first sold in 1955, and has since become the universally preferred iodine antiseptic.

Appearance

PVP iodine is a yellowish-brown to reddish-brown amorphous powder.

Solubility

Pvp iodine is soluble in water, ethyl alcohol, isopropyl alcohol, polyethylene glycol and glycerol.

Uses

PVP iodine is used as antiseptic, disinfectant for external use.

Classification

Ask for safety data sheet (SDS).

Safety

Request safety data sheet (SDS) and refer to points 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 13, 14, 15.

Specifications

Technical specifications are provided on request according to the application: pvp iodine is stored in original packing and under conditions mentioned on the safety data sheet (SDS).

Synonyms

polyvinylpyrrolidoneiodine,iodopovidone,povidone,PVP-I