POVIDONE IODINE is a complex of PVP and Iodine, red-brown powder appearance with low toxicity, Characteristic odor , high efficiency, slow release characteristics. Insoluble in chloroform,ether,hexane and acetone . It's very stable, non-irritating, completely soluble in water, ethanol and alcohol, good at killing bacteria, viruses, fungi, mold, spores, etc.  It is mainly used in cutaneous antisepsis,in the disinfect of medical equipment, ward, clothing and equipment, sanitary ware, tableware, food sanitation, swimming pool, natural water etc.