Iodic acid, HIO3, can be obtained as a white solid. It dissolves in water very well, but it also exists in the pure state, as opposed to chloric acid or bromic acid. Iodic acid contains iodine in the oxidation state +5 and it is one of the most stable oxo-acids of the halogens in its pure state. When iodic acid is carefully heated, then it loses water, and iodine pentoxide remains behind. On stronger heating, the iodine pentoxide further decomposes, giving a mix of iodine, oxygen and lower oxides of iodine.
Wipo Publishes Patent of Dow Global Technologies for "Iodine-Based Catalyst for Reductive Dehydroxylation of Vicinal Polyols to Olefins" (Indian, American Inventors)
Jun 24, 2013; GENEVA, June 24 -- Publication No. WO/2013/090070 was published on June 20.Title of the invention: "IODINE-BASED CATALYST FOR...