(Not official.) - Synonym. - Diisobutylorthocresol iodide. - C22H29O2I=450.79. This should be distinguished from Europhin.

Source

It is prepared in the same way as is Aristol except that Isobutyl-orthocresol is used in place of Thymol. It contains 28 per cent. of Iodine.

Characters

It is an amorphous, golden-yellow powder of a slightly saffron-like odor. Solubility. - In Alcohol, Ether, and in about 4 parts of Olive Oil; insoluble in water or Glycerin.

Action and Uses of Europhen

Europhen is permanent when dry, but when moistened splits up into iodine and a new soluble iodine compound. It is a powerful germicide and bactericide, and is used for wounds and for like purposes as is iodoform, and in the same quantities.

Various iodoform-like substances (not official) are found in the market which depend for their antiseptic properties upon the iodine in them. They have no advantage over iodoform except that some of them have no odor. The following are the chief:

Losophan

contains

80.0

per cent.

of iodine.

Di-iodosalicylic acid

"

66.0

"

"

Sozoiodol

"

54.0

"

"

Iodosalicylic acid

"

50.0

"

"