It is an agent used for preventing the growth of microorganism. But it cannot kill microorganisms.
it is in the form of colorless crystals freely soluble in water.
It is caustic, antiseptic, and astringent.
Its sticks are used for chemical cauterization of granulation tissue.
Its 1:1000 solution is used for irrigation of bladder.
Its 10% solution is used for application to infected oral ulcers.