Agent Name

Sodium m-periodate

CAS Number

7790-28-5

Formula

I-O4.Na

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

Metaperiodate; Sodium metaperiodate; Sodium periodate; Periodic acid, sodium salt; [ChemIDplus] UN1479

Category

Halogens, Inorganic Compounds

Description

White solid; [Merck Index] Colorless odorless powder; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used as source of periodic acid, an oxidizing agent, an emulsion remover in screen-printing, and a dye and stain for medical pathology; [HSDB]

Comments

A strong oxidizer; [ChemIDplus] May cause skin, eye, and respiratory tract irritation; [HSDB] An eye and mild skin irritant; [eChemPortal: ERMA] May cause fire on contact with combustible material; An irritant; [MSDSonline] See "Metaperiodic acid."

Exposure Assessment
Explanatory Notes

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

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