Its density may be raised to 3.65 by dissolving iodoform and iodine in it.
CH(OH) C - in the presence of iodine and alkali give iodoform CH13.
Traces of ethyl alcohol in solutions are detected and estimated by oxidation to acetaldehyde, or by conversion into iodoform by warming with iodine and potassium hydroxide.
It was introduced as a substitute for iodoform and is stated to.
Of the dry antiseptics iodoform is constantly used in septic or tuberculous wounds, and it appears to have an inhibitory action on Bacillus tuberculosis.