Agent Name

Sodium paraperiodate

CAS Number

13940-38-0

Formula

H5-I-O6.3Na

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

Trisodium paraperiodate; Periodic acid (H5IO6), sodium salt (1:3); Periodic acid (H5IO6), trisodium salt; [ChemIDplus] UN1479

Category

Halogens, Inorganic Compounds

Description

White powder; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used to oxidize carbohydrates and amino acids and as an additive to paper and cigarettes; [Hawley]

Comments

An oxidizing agent; May cause fire on contact with combustible material; A skin and strong eye irritant; May cause respiratory tract irritation; Iodides may cause skin rash, hives, runny nose, and headache on prolonged exposure; Readily absorbed across the placenta; [Alfa Aesar MSDS] See "Sodium m-periodate."

Exposure Assessment
Explanatory Notes

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

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