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Periodic acid is used in organic chemistry for structural analysis. Periodic acid will cleave vicinal diols into two aldehyde or ketone fragments. This can be useful in determining the structure of carbohydrates. It is also used in organic synthesis as an oxidising agent of moderate strength. It is often used in the PAS histological staining technique.
Minimum Assay: >99%
Molecular Formula H5IO6
Molecular Weight 227.94 g/mol
Melting Point 122 °C
Hazard Class: 5.1
Packing Group: 2
Hazard Phrases: May cause fire or explosion; strong oxidiser. Causes severe skin burns and eye damage. Very toxic to aquatic life with long lasting effects.
Prec Phrases: Keep away from heat/sparks/open flames/hot surfaces. Do not breathe dust/fume/gas/mist/vapours/spray. Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection. IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing. In case of fire: Use In case of major fire and large quantities: Evacuate area. Fight fire remotely due to the risk of explosion.
Cas No: 10450-60-9
Einecs No: 233-937-0