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Povidone Iodine /USP26
Structure formular: (C6H9NO) n. xl
Synonyms: Complex of PVP and Iodine
CAS NO. : 25655-41-8
Red-brown powder, stable and un-irritating, soluble in water and alcohol.
Povidone Iodine is iodine complexed with povidone (polyvinyl-pyrrolidone) . The compound is soluble in water forming a golden brown solution. Like iodine, the solution of the iodine complex is bactericidal, trichomonacidal, fungicidal and virucidal. Unlike solutions of iodine it is nonstaining to skin and natural fabrics. The antiseptic action is due to the available iodine in the complex.