Periodic acid (H5IO6) is a colorless crystalline solid. It is widely employed as an oxidant and is weakly acidic in nature. It can be synthesized from iodic(V) acid.
Molecular Formula: H5IO6
Molecular Weight: 227.94
Linear Structural Formula: H5IO6
MDL Number: MFCD00011344
Purity: >=99.0% (RT)
Melting Point: 122 C (lit.)
Application: Periodic acid may be used in the synthesis of diiodine heptoxide (I2O7). It may be used in the Periodic acid Schiff staining procedures.
Other Notes: for the histochemical detection of polysaccharides
Anion Traces: iodide (I-): ≤10 mg/kg
Assay: ≥99.0% (RT)
Cation Traces: Li: ≤5 mg/kg
Grade: for oxidimetric titration
Ign. Residue: ≤0.01% (as SO4)