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What is Iodine? (Refined Chemicals, Solvents & Compounds)

The heaviest of the stable halogens, it exists as a lustrous, purple-black non-metallic solid at standard conditions that melts to form a deep violet liquid at 114 degrees Celsius. It is not to be confused with iodine found naturally in foods. Iodine as the halogen is commonly found in: refined hand gels and disinfectants.