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iodophor

 [i-o´do-for]
any of various compounds of iodine with carriers, used as surgical scrubs and surface disinfectants.

i·o·do·phor

(ī-ō'dō-fōr),
A combination of iodine with a surfactant carrier, usually polyvinylpyrrolidone. Commercial preparations generally contain 1% "available" iodine, which is slowly released to take effect against microorganisms; used as skin disinfectants, particularly for surgical scrubs.
Synonym(s): tamed iodine
[iodine + G. phora, a carrying]

io·do·phor

(ī-ō'dō-fōr)
Any compound in which iodine is combined with an organic carrier; an intermediate-level disinfectant registered with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as hospital disinfectant with tuberculocidal action. Available in topical antiseptics and hard-surface disinfectant form.
[iodine + G. phora, a carrying]

io·do·phor

(ī-ō'dō-fōr)
A combination of iodine with a surfactant carrier, usually polyvinylpyrrolidone. Used as skin disinfectants.
[iodine + G. phora, a carrying]
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PVP-I being a polymeric iodophor, reacts with oxygen containing functional groups.
- Iodine and Iodine Compounds (Iodophors): These agents are highly effective, have broad-spectrum antimicrobial capabilities, and exhibit some residual properties.
(1,8) Products containing alcohol, chlorhexidine, iodine and iodophors, chloroxylenol [PCMX] or triclosan are acceptable, but the manufacturer's directions for use should be followed.
Due to expanding applications in low-solvent coatings and hard surface cleaners, iodophors will record above-average growth and organometallics will comprise almost 45% of all disinfectants and antimicrobials in 2007.
Iodophors will record above-average growth and, with organometallics, will comprise almost 45 percent of all disinfectants and antimicrobials in 2007 due to expanding applications in low-solvent coatings and use in hard surface cleaners.
3% phenolics and iodophors have been deleted as high-level disinfectants;
ADVANTAGES OF ChloraPrep[R] OVER ChloraPrep[R] Iodophors IODOPHOS 2%CHG/70% IPA CDC preferred (1,2) YES NO Tinted to assure surgical staff exactly where the patient has been prepped SCRUB TEAL[TM] BROWN Residual activity 48 HOURS 2-3 HOURS Effective in the presence of blood and organic matter YES NO Less irritating YES NO Application steps ONE-STEP TWO-STEP APPLICATION APPLICATION (1) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Iodophors will record above average growth and will continue to garner the largest share of the disinfectant and antimicrobial market due to expanding applications in low-solvent coatings.
Examples of these EPA registered products include chlorine-based products, quaternary ammonium compounds with alcohols, phenolics, iodophors, and chlorine-based chemicals.
Halogen compounds will remain the largest product segment of the specialty biocides market, due to the widespread use of chloroisocyanurates, iodophors and other halogen compounds in such large markets as pools and spas, industrial water treatment, and disinfectants and sanitizers.
Halogen compounds, including chloroisocyanurates, iodophors, halogenated hydantoins and sodium bromide, will remain the largest segment of the specialty biocides market due to the widespread use of these chemicals in water treatment, industrial and institutional disinfectants and sanitizers and other applications.
Iodine is usually formulated as an iodophor, which consists of iodine combined with a carrier molecule.