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  • Iodophor a complex of iodine and a surface-active agent that releases iodine gradually and serves as a disinfectant.
  • Iodine compounds or iodophors are fast-acting and effective against all bacteria.
  • An iodophor is a combination of iodine and a solubilizing agent or carrier; the resulting complex provides a sustained-release reservoir of iodine and releases small amounts of free iodine in aqueous solution.
  • An Iodophor is a preparation containing iodine complexed with a solubilizing agent, such as a surfactant or povidone. The result is a water-soluble material that releases free iodine when in solution.
  • Iodophors are prepared by mixing iodine with the solubilizing agent; heat can be used to speed up the reaction.
  • Diluted iodophor is often used by brewers and winemakers to sanitize equipment and bottles.
  • Iodophor is a federally approved contact sanitizer that is used widely by restaurant, food production, and dairy industry.
  • Iodophors are widely used in hand sanitizing solutions and iodophor solutions may stain porous surfaces and some plastics.
  • Iodophors are used both as antiseptics and disinfectants.
  • Iodine solutions and iodophors have been used primarily as antiseptics for many years.
  • Aqueous iodine solutions can be easily made up, and they as well as iodophors are readily available in most countries.
  • Povidone-iodine is the most common iodophor and is available globally.
  • In the world of sanitizers, you will find a wide range of sanitizing agents available to home brewers. One of the favorites is a halogen sanitizer/germicide called Iodophor.
  • Iodophor is used widely in the beverage industry, as it is very effective on glass and metal containers.

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