Iodic acid is used in analytical chemistry laboratories to standardize solutions of both weak and strong bases using methyl red or methyl orange as the indicator. It acts as a key starting material to synthesize sodium or potassium iodate, thereby increasing the iodine content of salt.
Soluble in water and methanol.
Light sensitive. Incompatible with reducing agents, alcohols and organic materials.
Safety and Handling
GHS H Statement
May intensify fire
Causes severe skin burns and eye damage.
Causes serious eye damage.
GHS P Statement
Take any precaution to avoid mixing with combustibles.
Keep away from heat/sparks/open flames/hot surfaces.
- No smoking.
IF ON SKIN (or hair): Remove/Take off immediately all contaminated clothing. Rinse skin with water/shower.
IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do.
Store locked up.
Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.
DOTInformation : Transport Hazard Class: 5.1; Packing Group: II; Proper Shipping Name: OXIDIZING SOLID, CORROSIVE, N.O.S.
TSCA : TSCA