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POVIDONE-IODINE ICSC: 1471
Date of Peer Review: May 2003

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 (C6-H9-N-O)x .x-I2
RTECS # TR1579600
UN #
EC #
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

EU Classification
UN Classification

EMERGENCY RESPONSE STORAGE

Dry. Well closed.
IPCS
International
Programme on
Chemical Safety
Prepared in the context of cooperation between the International Programme on Chemical Safety and the Commission of the European Communities IPCS, CEC 1999

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POVIDONE-IODINE ICSC: 1471
IMPORTANT DATA
PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
YELLOW TO BROWN HYGROSCOPIC POWDER

CHEMICAL DANGERS:
The substance decomposes on heating producing toxic fumes of nitrogen oxides and iodine. The solution in water is a weak acid.

OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS:
TLV not established.
EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
Repeated or prolonged contact with skin may cause dermatitis.
PHYSICAL PROPERTIES
Solubility in water: good
ENVIRONMENTAL DATA

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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IPCS, CEC 1999