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Periodic Acid

General Information:


CAS Number: 10450-60-9

Molecular Weight: 227.94 g/mol

Appearance: Colorless crystals

Melting Point: 122 C

Common Uses:

Reagent used with catalytic CrO3 to convert primary alcohols to carboxylic acids

Procedure excerpt:

To a suspension of H5IO6 (159 mg, 0.698 mmol) in ACN was added CrO3 (0.6 mg, 0.0061 mmol), and the mixture was stirred at RT for 30 min. The mixture was cooled . . .

[full procedure]


1) Patent Reference: WO2015129926, page 190, (21.5 MB)

2) Wikipedia: Periodic acid (link)

3) Periodic acid (link)