Periodic Acid Properties, Molecular Formula, Applications - WorldOfChemicals

Periodic Acid Properties

Periodic Acid

Molecule 3D Structure Image
Polylube-ACB-Molecule 3D Structure
Molecule Structure Image



Periodic acid is an oxoacid of iodine. It 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.

Chemical Properties

Appearance Colorless Crystals
Boiling Point 140°C
CAS Number 10450-60-9
Class 5.1
EINECS Number 233-937-0
InChI 1S/H5IO6/c2-1(3,4,5,6)7/h(H5,2,3,4,5,6,7)
Melting Point 122 °C
Molar Mass 227.941 g/mol
Molecular Formula H5IO6
NFPA 704 H-3,F-0,R-0,C-OX
PG 2
Synonyms Periodic Acid;Orthoperiodic Acid;Iodic(VII) Acid