Iodoform is use as a disinfectant. It is an active ingredient of ear powder along with other constituents like zinc oxide and propanoic acid, which prevent infection and facilitate the removal of ear hair in dogs and cats. In analytical chemistry, it is involved in the determination of iodoform in drinking water as well as to remove heavy metals like mercury from fluids. It plays an important role in the fermentation of bio mass. It is also used in root canal therapy for infected primary teeth.
Soluble in water, ether, acetic acid, ethanol, chloroform, ether, glycerol, carbon disulfide, olive oil, benzene and acetone. Slightly soluble in petroleum ether.
Light sensitive. Incompatible with strong bases, alkali metals, trong oxidizing agents and magnesium.
|118° to 123°C|
Safety and Handling
GHS H Statement
Harmful if swallowed.
Harmful in contact with skin.
Harmful if inhaled.
Causes skin irritation.
Causes serious eye irritation.
May cause respiratory irritation.
GHS P Statement
Avoid breathing dust/fume/gas/mist/vapors/spray.
Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection.
IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing.
IF INHALED: Remove to fresh air and keep at rest in a position comfortable for breathing.
Store locked up.
Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.
RTECSNumber : PB7000000
TSCA : TSCA