iodoform


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iodoform

(īō`dəfôrm'), CHI3, yellow crystalline solid that has a penetrating odor. It melts at 119°C; and is insoluble in water but soluble in ether or ethanol. Iodoform was formerly used as an antiseptic. It is produced when a methyl ketone, acetaldehyde, or an alcohol with the formula RCHOHCH3 (where R is hydrogen or an alkyl or aryl group) is treated with sodium hydroxide and iodine.

Iodoform

 

(triiodomethane) CHI3, an antiseptic. A bright yellow powder, it is used for the external treatment of infected wounds, sores, and fistulas; it also comes as an ointment.

iodoform

[ī′ō·də‚fȯrm]
(organic chemistry)
CHI3 A yellow, hexagonal solid; melting point 119°C; soluble in chloroform, ether, and water; has weak bactericidal qualities and is used in ointments for minor skin diseases. Also known as triiodomethane.
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43), for investigating the effect of iodoform on the antibacterial effectiveness of calcium hydroxide, used the agar diffusion method and found that iodoform did not have any effect on the antibacterial effectiveness of calcium hydroxide.
Influence of time of calcium hydroxide iodoform paste replacement in the treatment of root perforations.
Caption: Figure 3: IOPA showing Root canals of 11 and 21 filled with Calcium hydroxide and iodoform (metapex) beyond the apex with the intention to resolve peri apical abscess and the access cavity was restored with temporary restorative material
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Resorption of a calcium hydroxide/ iodoform paste (Vitapex) in root canal therapy for primary teeth: a case report.
Laboratory experience indicates that high ammonium ion concentrations naturally inhibit methanogens; for safety, iodoform will be added also.
Iodoform gauze was used in between staples for serous drainage.
The paste with zinc oxide is easy to wash by the fluid from the apical region; the consistency and the quality of the material depend upon the powder-liquid proportion and the addition of iodoform and endomethasone which modify the manipulation time (fig.
3) During these last months, Bloch apparently applied iodoform gauzes to the mastectomy scars, either as a post-operative dressing (4) or an early attempt at chemotherapy.
It smelled, as far as one could distinguish, of iodoform, of the grease of pommes frites, of fear.
Waite also convincingly contradicted Rudolph Binion's theory that Bloch overused iodoform in treating Klara Hitler's cancer.
However, some experiment s were done to permit the larvae to come out by the use of suffocating topical medicines, such as powder iodoform, potassium permanganate 1:4000 and chloroform [5].