Agent Name

Periodic acid

CAS Number

10450-60-9

Formula

H5-I-O6

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

Orthoperiodic acid; [ChemIDplus] Iodic acid (H5IO6); [RTECS] UN3085

Category

Halogens, Inorganic Compounds

Description

Hygroscopic solid; [Merck Index] White odorless crystals; Hygroscopic; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used in organic synthesis, as an oxidizer, and for the determination of manganese; [Merck Index]

Comments

A strong oxidizer; [ChemIDplus] An oxidizer that may cause fire on contact with combustible materials; Causes burns; [Alfa Aesar MSDS] See "Sodium paraperiodate." See "Metaperiodic acid."

Exposure Assessment
Explanatory Notes

The Guide in the Emergency Response Guidebook is for "Oxidizing solid, corrosive, n.o.s."

Adverse Effects
Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

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