iodophor

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iodophor

[i′äd·ə‚fȯr]
(chemistry)
Any compound that is a carrier of iodine.
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transient chlorhexidine, microorganisms and iodine and iodophors, reduce resident chloroxylenol [PCMX], (5) flora triclosan) (persistent activity) (8) Antiseptic Alcohol-based handrub (4) Remove or destroy handrub transient microorganisms and reduce resident (5) flora (persistent activity) (8) Surgical Water and antimicrobial Remove or destroy Antisepsis soap (e.
8) In the aqueous form, most commercially available iodophors require a 2-step application in a scrub-and-paint technique, and their activity is limited by the amount of time the agent is in contact with the skin.
The physical action of washing and rinsing hands water such circumstances is recommended because alcohols, chlorhexidine, iodophors, and other antiseptic agents have poor activity against spores.
Phenolic compounds, iodophors, nitrogen compounds, and organometallics will remain the largest product categories, accounting for three-quarters of the demand by 2009.
Phenolic compounds will be the largest single type, with iodophors rating next largest based on their growing use in surface disinfectants and as additives for paints and coatings.
Iodophors will be the next largest type, due to their broad spectrum germicidal activity, compatibility with a variety of cleaning formulations, and synergistic action in disinfectant blends containing more than one active ingredient or an active ingredient mixed with a commodity such as isopropanol.
Mycobacteria are also quite resistant to agents used for surface and instrument disinfection, including quaternary ammonium compounds, phenolics, iodophors, and glutaraldehyde (16,22,23,36) and can degrade the disinfectant morpholine (20).
5% 1-2% Appropriate Uses E--Equipment CE--Clean Equipment E,P,F E,P,F P--Premises F--Foot baths Common Brands and Names (12) Nolvasan (3) Cidex[R] DC & R[R] Formaldegen[R] Formatin CHLORINE HYPOCHLORITES CHLORAMINES IODOPHORS Spectrum of Activity Gram + bacteria Yes Yes Gram - bacteria Yes Yes Tuberculosis bacill S.
The antibacterial activity of iodophors is exerted by free iodine released from the complex that subsequently binds to bacteria.
Bread was iodised as a precaution against goitre, but residual iodophors in milk from sanitisers used in the dairy industry caused trouble by increasing iodine intake, and alternatives were quickly introduced.
A complete 10-minute surgical scrub (abdomen, external genitalia, and perineum) with iodophors is undertaken immediately following the surgical shaving.
5 to 5%), iodophors (75 ppm), glutaraldehydes (2%), household bleach (sodium hypochlorite, diluted 1: 10), and hydrogen peroxide (3 to 6%).