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Skeletal formula of diiodohydroxypropane
CAS number 534-08-7 YesY
PubChem 68295
ChemSpider 61592 YesY
UNII 1Z11279H67 YesY
EC number 208-586-1
MeSH 1,3-diiodo-2-propanol
ATC code D08AG04
Jmol-3D images Image 1
Molecular formula C3H6I2O
Molar mass 311.89 g mol−1
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Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C (77 °F), 100 kPa)
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Diiodohydroxypropane is an antiseptic and disinfectant. It is also known as jothion[2] or iothion.[3]


  1. ^ "1,3-diiodo-2-propanol - Compound Summary". PubChem Compound. USA: National Center for Biotechnology Information. 28 August 2005. Identification and Related Records. Retrieved 3 March 2012. 
  2. ^ Shinohara M, Ieiri M, Fukukei K, Okada S, Oura K (1983). "[Disinfecting mechanism of jothion (1,3-diiodo-2-hydroxypropane)]". Shikai tenbo = Dental outlook (in Japanese) 61 (3): 605–8. PMID 6573800. 
  3. ^ Mazzei M, Balbi A, Ermili A, Roma G (1985). "[Assay of 1,3-diiodo-2-propanol (Iothion) in various pharmaceutical preparations]". Il Farmaco; edizione pratica (in Italian) 40 (8): 266–72. PMID 4029372.