Agent Name

Potassium ferrocyanide trihydrate

CAS Number

14459-95-1

Formula

C6-Fe-N6.3H2-O.4K

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Ferrate(4-), hexakis(cyano-C)-, tetrapotassium, trihydrate, (OC-6-11)-; [ChemIDplus] Potassium hexacyanoferrate(II) trihydrate; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Category

Metals, Inorganic Compounds

Description

Slightly efflorescent solid; [Merck Index] Pale yellow odorless crystals; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used as an oxidizer; [Merck Index] Used in drying colors, tempering steel, dyeing, making explosives, process engraving, and lithography; [Hawley]

Comments

May cause irritation; [Alfa Aesar MSDS] See "Potassium ferrocyanide."

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