International Chemical Safety Cards

POVIDONE-IODINE ICSC: 1471
World Health Organization (WHO) International Labour Organization (ILO) United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) European Commission National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
1-Vinyl-2-pyrrolidinone polymers, iodine complex
1-Ethenyl-2-pyrrolidinone homopolymer compound with iodine
Poly(1-(2-oxo-1-pyrrolidinyl)ethylene)iodine complex
(C6H9NO)x •xI2
ICSC #    1471
CAS #     25655-41-8
RTECS # TR1579600
August 05, 2003 Validated
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 STORAGE PACKAGING & LABELLING

Dry. Well closed.

SEE IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON BACK
ICSC: 1471 Prepared in the context of cooperation between the International Programme on Chemical Safety & the Commission of the European Communities (C) IPCS CEC 1994. No modifications to the International version have been made except to add the OSHA PELs, NIOSH RELs and NIOSH IDLH values.

International Chemical Safety Cards

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

PHYSICAL DANGERS:


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.


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
Solubility in water:
good
ENVIRONMENTAL
DATA

N O T E S
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


ICSC: 1471 POVIDONE-IODINE
(C) IPCS, CEC, 1994
IMPORTANT LEGAL NOTICE: Neither NIOSH, the CEC or the IPCS nor any person acting on behalf of NIOSH, the CEC or the IPCS is responsible for the use which might be made of this information. This card contains the collective views of the IPCS Peer Review Committee and may not reflect in all cases all the detailed requirements included in national legislation on the subject. The user should verify compliance of the cards with the relevant legislation in the country of use. The only modifications made to produce the U.S. version is inclusion of the OSHA PELs, NIOSH RELs and NIOSH IDLH values.