Iodoform

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Description

Yellow crystals or powder with a strong odor that has historically been used as a disinfectant.

Synonyms and Related Terms

triiodomethane

Other Properties

Soluble in benzene, acetone. Slightly soluble in alcohol, glycerol, chloroform, carbon disulfide and ether. Insoluble in water.

Composition CHI3
CAS 75-47-8
Melting Point 115
Density 4.08
Molecular Weight 393.73

Hazards and Safety

Decomposes when mixed with mercuric oxide, calomel, silver nitrate, and tannins.

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