Agent Name

Ferrous hydroxide

CAS Number

18624-44-7

Formula

Fe-H2-O2

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Iron dihydroxide; Iron hydroxide (Fe(OH)2); [ChemIDplus]

Category

Metals, Inorganic Compounds

Description

White or white to pale green solid; Practically insoluble in water; [Merck Index]

Comments

Oxidized by air and may spontaneously ignite if finely divided; [Merck Index] A mild irritant; Slight hazard by ingestion; [EPA OHM/TADS] See "Ferric hydroxide." See "Iron oxide (Fe2O3)."

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