Agent Name

Ferric sulfate hydrate

CAS Number

15244-10-7

Formula

Fe.3/2H2-O4-S.x-H2-O

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Ferric sulphate hydrate; Iron sulfate (Fe2(SO4)3) hydrate; Iron(III) sulfate hydrate; Sulfuric acid, iron(3+) salt (3:2), hydrate; [ChemIDplus] Diiron tris(sulphate) hydrate; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Category

Metals, Inorganic Compounds

Description

Yellow hygroscopic solid; Soluble in water; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used mainly in the EU as flocculating and precipitating agents in potable and waste water treatment plants and paper mills; Also has minor uses in chemical synthesis and the textile processing industry; [OECD SIDS]

Comments

A strong eye irritant; Harmful by ingestion; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS] See "Ferric sulfate."

Exposure Assessment
Skin Designation (ACGIH)

Insufficient data

TLV (ACGIH)

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

Adverse Effects
Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

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