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Poly(vinylpyrrolidone)–Iodine complex

Povadyne antiseptic, PVP-I
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H2O: 100 mg/mL

Mode of action

protein synthesis | interferes

antibiotic activity spectrum

Gram-negative bacteria
Gram-positive bacteria

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Poly(vinylpyrrolidone)–Iodine complex, or PVP-I, has been used to study microbial decontamination of human donor eyes and the inactivation of infectious hematopoietic necrosis virus.


100, 500 g in glass bottle
1 kg in glass bottle

Biochem/physiol Actions

PVP-1 is used as a slow iodine release formulation that iodinates lipids and oxidizes cell compounds such as tyrosine sidechains. It is used as a carbon nanotube coating agent to improve water solubility.

Other Notes

An iodophor; "tamed iodine."
Keep container tightly closed in a dry and well-ventilated place.

Legal Information

Povadyne is a registered trademark of National Patent Development Corp.



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Hazard Classifications

Aquatic Chronic 2 - Eye Dam. 1 - Skin Irrit. 2

Storage Class Code

11 - Combustible Solids



Flash Point(F)

212.0 °F - Not applicable

Flash Point(C)

> 100 °C - Not applicable

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US), Eyeshields, Gloves

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Emmanuella Guenova et al.
Dermatologic surgery : official publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et al.], 39(2), 290-297 (2013-02-08)
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E Pels et al.
The British journal of ophthalmology, 83(9), 1019-1026 (1999-08-26)
Povidone-iodine (PVP -I) is applied for microbial decontamination of human eyes donated for transplantation. Concentrations and immersion times vary greatly. The effectiveness and toxicity of PVP-I were assessed for different decontamination protocols. Human donor eyes and corneas were immersed in
Ioannis Liakos et al.
Carbohydrate polymers, 92(1), 176-183 (2012-12-12)
Biodegradable polymeric materials based on blending aqueous dispersions of natural polymer sodium alginate (NaAlg) and povidone iodine (PVPI) complex, which allow controlled antiseptic release, are presented. The developed materials are either free standing NaAlg films or Ca(2+)-cross-linked alginate beads, which
W N Batts et al.
Applied and environmental microbiology, 57(5), 1379-1385 (1991-05-01)
The fish rhabdovirus infectious hematopoietic necrosis virus (IHNV) was rapidly inactivated by extremely low concentrations of iodine in water. A 99.9% virus reduction was obtained in 7.5 s when virus (10 PFU/ml) and iodine (0.1 mg/liter, final concentration) were combined
Gianluca Pellino et al.
BMC surgery, 12 Suppl 1, S31-S31 (2012-11-28)
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