Agent Name

Potassium periodate

CAS Number

7790-21-8

Formula

H-I-O4.K

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

Periodic acid (HIO4), potassium salt; Periodic acid (HIO4), potassium salt (1:1); [ChemIDplus] Potassium metaperiodate; [Merck Index] UN1479

Category

Halogens, Inorganic Compounds

Description

Colorless or white solid; [Hawley] Colorless odorless powder; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used as oxidizing agent (in acid solution) for manganese and organic compounds; [Merck Index]

Comments

A strong skin, eye, and mucous membrane irritant; [Merck Index] May cause fire on contact with organic substances; A strong oxidizing agent and irritant; [Hawley] A skin and eye irritant; [eChemPortal: ERMA] An oxidizing agent; 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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