Agent Name

Ferric hydroxide

CAS Number

20344-49-4

Formula

Fe-H-O2

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Hydrated ferric oxide; Iron hydroxide oxide; Iron oxides; Iron, hydroxide oxide (Fe(OH)O); [ChemIDplus] Ferric hydroxide oxide; [Merck Index] EISENOXIDHYDROXID; IRON HYDROXIDE OXIDE; IRON OXIDE HYDROXIDE; [IUCLID]

Category

Metals, Inorganic Compounds

Description

Red to brown solid; Practically insoluble in water; [Merck Index] Red-brown crystals; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Found as the minerals goethite, lepidocrocite, and limonite; Used as an absorbent (water purification and chemical processing), pigment, and catalyst; [Merck Index] Used in the paints-lacquers-varnishes industry; [IUCLID] Permitted for use as an inert ingredient in non-food pesticide products; [EPA]

Comments

Not a skin or eye irritant in rabbits; [IUCLID] May cause irritation; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

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