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Sodium Periodate

Other Names:

Sodium metaperiodate

General Information:


CAS Number: 7790-28-5

Molecular Weight: 213.89 g/mol

Appearance: White crystals

Chemical Formula: NaIO4

Common Uses:

Reagent in the conversion of alkenes to aldehydes (OsO4 + NaIO4)

Reagent for oxidizing sulfides to sulfoxides or sulfones


1) Patent Reference: WO2016014463, page 98, (6.7 MB)

2) Burke, S. D.; Danheiser, R. L.; Handbook of Reagents for Organic Synthesis, Oxidizing and Reducing Agents

3) Wikipedia: Sodium periodate (link)

4) Sodium periodate (link)