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- Molecular formula: I3K
- Molar mass: 419.812
- CAS Registry Number: Not available
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- Solubility: Not available
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Lugol's iodine, also known as aqueous iodine and strong iodine solution, is a medication and disinfectant used for a number of purposes. When applied to the cervix it is used to help in screening for cervical cancer. As a disinfectant it may be applied to small wounds such as a needle stick injury.
Side effects may include allergic reactions, headache, vomiting, and inflammation of the whites of the eyes. Lugol's iodine is a liquid make up of two parts potassium iodide for every one part elemental iodine in water. It is on the World Health Organization's List of Essential Medicines, the most effective and safe medicines needed in a health system. Lugol's iodine is avaliable as a generic medication and over the counter. In the United Kingdom the NHS pays 9.57 pounds per 500 ml of solution.
potassium triiodide (IUPAC Name)
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