periodic acid

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per·i·od·ic acid

A white, crystalline inorganic acid, HIO4·2H2O, used as an oxidizer.

periodic acid

(Elements & Compounds) any of various oxyacids of iodine containing a greater proportion of oxygen than iodic acid and differing from each other in water content, esp either of the crystalline compounds HIO4 (metaperiodic acid) and H5IO6 (paraperiodic acid)
[C19: from per- + iodic]

per′i•od′ic ac′id

(ˈpɜr aɪˈɒd ɪk, ˌpɜr-)
any of a series of acids derived from I2O7 by the addition of water molecules, as HIO4 or H5IO6.
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Noun1.periodic acid - any acid of iodine that contains oxygen
oxyacid, oxygen acid - any acid that contains oxygen
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The periodate oxidation reaction was first discovered by Malaprade (1928), Fluery and Lange (1933), have given a better method for the more extensive use of periodic acid glycol.
Tissue glycoproteins of the gut diverticula and the ducts of silk glands were resistant to diastase digestion and required periodic acid hydrolysis to localize reaction products with the Schiff reagent for aldehydes.
Tissue samples were processed routinely, sectioned, mounted on glass slides, and stained with hematoxylin and eosin or periodic acid Schiff (PAS) for light microscopic examination.

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