Agent Name

Ferric nitrate nonahydrate

CAS Number

7782-61-8

Formula

N3-O9.Fe.9H2-O

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Ferric nitrate, nonahydrate; Iron(III) nitrate nonahydrate; Nitric acid, iron (3+) salt, nonahydrate; [ChemIDplus] UN1466

Category

Metals, Inorganic Compounds

Description

Pale violet to grayish-white solid; Somewhat deliquescent; Soluble in water; [Merck Index] Hygroscopic solid; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used in dyeing (mordant), weighting silks, tanning, inhibiting corrosion, and chemical analysis; [Merck Index]

Comments

An oxidizer; A skin, eye, and respiratory tract irritant; May cause liver damage; [Merck Index] An oxidizer that may intensify fire; A skin and strong eye irritant; May induce methemoglobinemia; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS] See "Ferric nitrate." See "NITRATES and NITRITES."

Exposure Assessment
TLV (ACGIH)

1 mg/m3, as Fe (soluble iron salts)

Explanatory Notes

The Guide in the Emergency Response Guidebook is for "Ferric nitrate."

Adverse Effects
Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

Methemoglobinemia

Methemoglobinemia, Secondary

Anemia

Anemia, Hemolytic

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